Don't forget me, Test selectors: Maddinson

Steve Barrett
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It's been more than four years since Nic Maddinson's last Test for Australia but the exciting left-hander hasn't given up on his baggy green dream.

Maddinson was back to his best in top-scoring with 48 not out in the Melbourne Stars' five-wicket BBL loss to the Adelaide Strikers last night.

And he's clearly still in the frame after representing Australia A against India last month.

"That (representing Australia again) is why I'm still playing," he said.

"I've only just turned 29 so I feel age is on my side and hopefully I've got a lot of time left."

He said he is looking to make runs when the Sheffield Shield continues to further his chances of Test selection.

"Obviously there's not a lot of Test cricket coming up," he said.

"Who knows what the second half of the Shield season is going to look like?

"I thought I had a pretty good chance in the Australia A games to put my name forward.

"I learned a lot from those two games and I'm looking to get some scores in the second half of the season."

Since playing three Tests in late 2016, Maddinson has endured a broken arm and twice stepped down for mental health reasons.

But he bounced back powerfully to lead all runscorers in last summer's Sheffield Shield.

Maddinson is excited about returning to the MCG for the Stars' upcoming batch of games, starting this Friday against the Strikers.

It will be the first BBL clash at the venue since the Stars beat Sydney Thunder in the challenger final last February.

"Now we get to go back to the MCG for the return fixture against the Strikers and have a few weeks at home on a ground we play well on," Maddinson said.

"It feels like it's been a while since a match was played there.

"We're looking forward to getting home and having a few fans there as well."