“I’ll keep playing as long as people will…”: Glenn Maxwell Expressed His Desire To Continue Playing For Australia After 2023 World Cup

Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has opened up about his international career, expressing his strong desire to continue playing for his country beyond the upcoming ODI World Cup. Despite his seasoned experience and numerous accomplishments, Maxwell focuses on contributing to the Australian squad’s success and making way for deserving players in the future.

Talking to The West Australian, Glenn Maxwell revealed his intention to keep representing Australia as long as he benefits the team. He stated that he would continue playing until another deserving player emerged to take his place. Maxwell’s commitment reflects his dedication to the team’s goals and willingness to embrace change when right.

Maxwell, 34, emphasized that he still feels fit and young, especially considering his dynamic role. He spoke of his determination to contribute by hitting the ball to strategic areas on the field. His approach exemplifies his proactive mindset and readiness to face challenges head-on.

“I’ll keep playing as long as people will have me until they think that someone is more deserving of my spot, which is fine. Until then, I’ll keep plugging along. I still feel fit; I still feel young, especially with the role I play. I still try to hit it to hotspots on the field, and I’m not hiding at all,” Glenn Maxwell said on Monday during an event.

The all-rounder acknowledged that his journey had been marked by mistakes, leading to valuable lessons learned and “scar tissue” that has shaped his performance. Maxwell highlighted young players’ difficulty entering roles like his and the pressure to deal with failures. As an older player, he believes he has developed the resilience to bounce back from setbacks, emphasizing the importance of adapting to failures as part of growth.

“I’ve got a lot of scar tissue built up from my mistakes in that role. It’s hard for a young player to come in and do that role. When you have those young guys that come in, they might have success with their first game, but a couple of games of failure, it’s really hard to come back from. Sometimes you just get used to failure as an older person, and you can sort of have the resilience to return from it,” Glenn Maxwell added.

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Glenn Maxwell’s international career began with his ODI debut against Afghanistan. He has since played 128 matches, amassing 3490 runs and taking 60 wickets. His diverse skill set has made him a valuable asset to the Australian team, contributing in both batting and bowling capacities.

Australia’s ODI World Cup campaign is set to begin with a match against India on October 8th at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. As Maxwell prepares for this high-stakes tournament, his commitment to the team’s success and willingness to play a role in its evolution is evident.

Preliminary Australia squad for ICC World Cup 2023: Pat Cummins (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Tanveer Sangha, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa.

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