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Maxwell in Australia A squad for quadrangular series

Glenn Maxwell goes for a big heave Getty Images

Glenn Maxwell has been named in Australia A's squad of 15 for the upcoming Quadrangular series involving the National Performance Squad (NPS), and A teams from India and South Africa, in Townsville and Mackay later this month .

Maxwell was left out of the national squad for the limited-overs series in Sri Lanka, having averaged 11.80 in six innings in Australia's last 10 ODIs. He made 0 and 38 in Australia A's 197-run win over South Africa A in a four-day fixture in Brisbane that concluded on Tuesday.

Seven members of the A squad, led by Chris Lynn, have been a part of Australia's national squad. Peter Handscomb, the Victoria batsman who will captain in the four-day fixtures, has been named vice-captain.

"Although we have selected a squad with an eye towards the future, we have also rewarded the most recent domestic cricket performers, and this is a perfect opportunity to showcase their talents against international opposition," Rod Marsh, the national selection panel chief, said.

"Chris has shown in his time with Queensland and the Brisbane Heat that he can lead a team whilst also putting in high-quality performances with the bat and in the field. Peter led wonderfully in Australia A's victory over South Africa A at Allan Border Field in the longer format and will benefit from having a leadership role in the one-day matches. He shapes as one of this country's best up-and-coming leaders on the field."

South Australia's Alex Ross and Kane Richardson, along with Cameron Boyce, Mitchell Swepson and Matthew Renshaw, are all part of the National Performance Squad.

NPS open their campaign against South Africa A on August 13 in Townville, while Australia A play India A the following day. Each team plays the other twice, leading up to a third-place playoff and the final on September 3 and 4 respectively.