Cape Town - Australia great Allan Border believes Glenn Maxwell has all
the tools to have a successful Test career but just needs to get his head
around "certain limitations".
The 29-year-old Maxwell has played seven Tests for the
Aussies with limited success as he has scored one century at an average of 26.
Known as a flamboyant batsman in the limited-overs formats
with plenty of shots, Border feels Maxwell has not yet found the right balance
in red-ball cricket.
Border told SEN radio: "He has got talent to burn. We've
seen glimpses of it in the Test match arena.
"We see it in the short format of the game, but he can
easily play Test cricket.
"He is just getting his head around playing within
certain limitations which is hard for 'Maxy' because he has a shot for every
"It's just getting your head around what's required to
be successful at Test cricket."
Maxwell also bowls some handy off-spin and provides another
option with the ball for any captain in the longest format.
The Victoria player has proved to be something of a
partnership breaker for the Aussies with him having already taken eight wickets
in the seven Test at an average of 42.
Border continued: "I definitely think the selectors
have eyes on him for sure because of what he brings to the table: great in the
field, dynamic batting and the off-spin bowling.
"It's a compelling argument to have him somewhere in
your Test side. Fingers crossed he starts the season with a bang and throws his
name into the ring."