Glenn Maxwell trains with Victoria in a bid to return to Australia squad after taking mental health break

Australia's Glenn Maxwell seems to be moving closer to a comeback from his mental health break after the all-rounder was seen training with his state side Victoria.

Press Trust of India, Dec 06, 2019 12:43:46 IST

Melbourne: Australia's Glenn Maxwell seems to be moving closer to a comeback from his mental health break after the all-rounder was seen training with his state side Victoria.

Glenn Maxwell trains with Victoria in a bid to return to Australia squad after taking mental health break

File image of Glenn Maxwell. AFP

Maxwell, who stepped away from cricket to deal with his unspecified problems during Australia's T20I series against Sri Lanka in October, returned to club cricket recently.

He has played three Victorian Premier Cricket matches with club side Fitzroy Doncaster since and has taken part in some aspects of Victoria's Shield program.

On Thursday, the 31-year-old, who bowls off-spin, participated in Victoria's training session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

"I think he is doing everything he needs to do ... when he is ready to come back (he will)," teammate Marcus Harris was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.

"I'm not sure if it is this week or Big Bash, but he's not far away I think," he added.

Victoria will take on Western Australia at the MCG starting on Saturday, but Maxwell has not been named in the squad.

Harris said it will be left to Maxwell to decide the right time to return to the game on a full-time basis.

"I think those sort of guys need some space. I think they've got everyone hounding them about what's going on and what they're doing," Harris said.

"They are adults. Maxwell has been really good and all the guys dealing with stuff have been very good and we just put our arm around them and support them," he added.

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Updated Date: Dec 06, 2019 12:43:46 IST






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