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It has been so long since Glenn Maxwell last played Test cricket his Baggy Green has DISINTEGRATED

It’s been so long since Glenn Maxwell last played Test cricket, his baggy green DISINTENDED – and he’ll need a new one if chosen for a stunning recall to the national team against Sri Lanka

  • All-rounder Glenn Maxwell gets firmer to be in Australia’s Test XI against Sri Lanka
  • Replacing injured Travis Head would end a five-year test exile
  • However, he needs a new Baggy Green after the original fell apart in storage
  • His wife made the discovery prior to the international tour of Sri Lanka

Glenn Maxwell will need a new baggy green if he is selected to end his five-year test exile for Australia after the one he received during his 2013 debut fell apart in a bag he had stashed away at home.

The 33-year-old all-rounder is bracing to face Sri Lanka in Galle on Wednesday after incumbent No.5 Travis Head injured his hamstring in the recent ODI series.

All-rounder Glenn Maxwell will need a new baggy green if selected to end his test exile for Australia after the one he got on his 2013 debut fell apart

All-rounder Glenn Maxwell will need a new baggy green if selected to end his test exile for Australia after the one he got on his 2013 debut fell apart

Maxwell had asked his wife Vini to locate the prized cap ahead of the international tour to Sri Lanka and she brought him the bad news.

“I took it out last year and looked at it and it got worse and I thought ‘that’s not a good sign,'” Maxwell said.

‘My wife took it out’ [at home] this week and it had completely fallen apart. She said, “I don’t think I can bring this,” it looked awful.

‘Unfortunately if it is in the . go [kit] bag and it’s wet, it doesn’t dry very well if you leave it in the bag… It’s absolutely smashed.”

Maxwell added that he should “probably put it in a glass case and leave it there.”

He also strives to repair the original.

Maxwell's wife Vini Raman found his original baggy green in their Melbourne home and she confirmed it had fallen apart

Maxwell’s wife Vini Raman found his original baggy green in their Melbourne home and she confirmed it had fallen apart

Maxwell was presented with the famous Aussie Test cap when he made his debut against India in 2013, and has worn it seven times – including scoring a memorable Test century against India in 2017.

He hid it in the back of his closet after a win in Chittagong, Bangladesh five years ago.

The Aussies will play two Tests against Sri Lanka and hope to make up for it after losing the ODI series 3-2 last week.

In his stop-start test career, Maxwell has averaged 26.07 with the bat and 42.62 with the ball, bowling off spin.

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