“Originally I wasn’t supposed to play, I was supposed to rest,” Maxwell said. “I kind of talked to them [it by going,] “Yes, I don’t mind playing this game, my family will be here,” so they changed their minds, which was great. “I just thought, ‘Imagine if I had been rested for this game, they made an effort to come here’, but they toured the Barossa yesterday so they were very happy.”
“We feel we have some very good options at the top of the order in the T20 squad,” national selector George Bailey said last week. “Until then, there are a couple of other players who bat in the middle or bat at the top in T20 cricket who can cover as well. The talent is there [with Fraser-McGurk]”He’s definitely someone we’re keeping a close eye on.”
Meanwhile, Agar previously played two ODIs against the West Indies in 2021. He took two wickets in four matches for the Adelaide Strikers in the BBL before losing his place in the team. His home state, South Australia, for which Fraser McGurk also plays, is not in contention for the Marsh Cup final with the final round of matches being played the day after the Perth T20I.
There are currently a number of quick nursing injuries with Lance Morris (side), Nathan Ellis (rib) and Sean Abbott (shoulder) although Ellis is set to return for the New Zealand series. Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc were rested for the series.