The Aussies misplaced 10 wickets for simply 60 within the first innings of the primary Take a look at in Dubai as their troubles towards spin bowling in Asian stipulations proceed.
Within the absence of suspended Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, Waugh feels Maxwell is one among Australia’s more potent avid gamers towards spin and will exchange the sport of their favour.
Waugh, who resigned from his publish as nationwide selector previous this yr, additionally feels Maxwell would have come into the collection with self assurance having struck his maiden Take a look at century towards India in Ranchi closing yr.
In quotes printed on ESPNCricinfo, Waugh stated: “It is tricky as a result of we’ve got misplaced our two highest batsmen, have not we? And 3 counting [Cameron] Bancroft, so there may be just a positive pool of avid gamers which can be just right sufficient to play Take a look at cricket.
“It isn’t the time to panic, I don’t believe there are lots of avid gamers there that may make a large distinction – the one participant I might have picked is Glenn Maxwell, that is not there.
“I feel he is a man with skill, can exchange the sport, he is a just right participant of spin, he can in reality take the assault to the bowling aspect.
“So that is the most effective man I might have that is not there, and perhaps you’ll convey again Matt Renshaw for the second one Take a look at. However the entire different guys? That is about the most productive we’ve got were given this present day.”
With Australia going through an uphill fight to keep away from defeat within the first Take a look at, the vacationers should support greatly in the second one and ultimate recreation of the collection beginning in Abu Dhabi on 16 October.