Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, who had earlier taken a short break from the game due to his struggles with mental health, is set to return to cricket from the Big Bash League. The news of Maxwell’s comeback was confirmed by Melbourne Stars coach David Hussey. And he said that the 31-year-old had joined their pre-season camp and is all set to lead the side in the ninth edition of the lucrative T20 tournament.
“We’re pleased to see Glenn in green and ready to lead our side with a big season ahead,” the International Cricket Council (ICC) official website quoted Hussey as saying.
Hussey further lauded Maxwell by saying that he is an ‘incredible talent’ and a crucial part of Melbourne Stars.
Maxwell had decided to take an indefinite break from the game after Australia’s first T20I against Sri Lanka in October. He has since has played three club games and has taken part in some aspects of Victoria’s Shield program.
He was back to nets with the practice sessions with the Victoria Sheffield Shield squad earlier this month. With a base price of Rs 2 crore, he has also been shortlisted for the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, which will take place on December 19.
Meanwhile, Melbourne Stars will play their first BBL game against Brisbane Heat on December 20.