Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has slammed the non-selection of the dynamic Glenn Maxwell for the third Commonwealth Bank Test, declaring the unpredictable allrounder has the ability to change matches.
While Ashton Agar and Steve O’Keefe have been called into Australia’s squad for the match against Pakistan at the SCG, starting on January 3, Pietersen believed his Melbourne Stars teammate deserved consideration on what is expected to be a spin-friendly wicket.
Pietersen launched an attack on co-commentator and national selector Mark Waugh during Channel Ten’s broadcast of last night’s KFC Big Bash League clash between the Brisbane Heat and Hobart Hurricanes.
Pietersen, the fifth most prolific batsman in England Test history, even went as far to suggest Waugh’s position should be reviewed.
“I am surprised you still have a job to be fair,” he said.
Maxwell has played three Tests, his last appearance coming in November 2014, and has not donned national colours since Australia’s Twenty20 fixture against Sri Lanka in September.