Maxwell celebrates Test call-up with ODI blitz

Glenn Maxwell in action for South Wilts CC

Glenn Maxwell in action for South Wilts CC

First published in Sport

Glenn Maxwell celebrated his call-up to Australia's Test squad with a stunning second ODI fifty for Australia.

Within 24 hours of his inclusion in the 17-man squad for the forthcoming tour of India, Maxwell blasted an unbeaten 51 from only 35 balls as Australia beat West Indies by nine wickets in Perth.

Opening the batting after the Windies had been dismissed for just 70, Maxwell hit nine fours and two sixes, as Australia took a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

Only last season Maxwell was playing for South Wilts CC before starring for Hampshire. Now he is on course for a place in Australia's Ashes squad.

Australia 17-man Test squad to tour India: Michael Clarke (c), Shane Watson (vice-captain), Dave Warner, Ed Cowan, Phil Hughes, Usman Khawaja, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Xavier Doherty, Jackson Bird, James Pattinson, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith.

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