Maxwell still eyeing off India Tests

Glenn Maxwell hasn't ruled out his dream of playing in Australia's upcoming Test tour of India after a broken leg initially had him dreading his career was over.

Speaking as a guest commentator in Fox's coverage of Tuesday night's BBL match between the Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades, Maxwell revealed the prospect of touring India has been the primary motivation during his rehabilitation.

Maxwell, a global short-form superstar and Melbourne Stars mainstay, has been sidelined since November when he shattered his left fibula in a freak accident at a friend's 50th birthday party.

"The Test tour of India coming up, I was super motivated to get myself ready for that," he said.

"Whether or not I'm on that (tour), only time will tell.

"But I've done everything in my power to try to get ready for it and get myself back playing.

"There's still a fair way to go."

Maxwell played the last of his seven Tests in 2017 and hasn't played a first-class fixture since 2019, but was added to Australia's red-ball squad that toured Sri Lanka last winter.

Maxwell posted his sole Test century in Ranchi during Australia's 2017 Indian tour and is highly regarded for his allround prowess in subcontinental conditions.

A Test recall would cap a stunning comeback for the 34-year-old, who has been using an ice compression machine for up to four hours every night on his injured leg.

"I did think that I might not play cricket again," said Maxwell, who aims to be back playing club cricket for Fitzroy Doncaster after the BBL's conclusion. "There were those thoughts while I was in hospital.

"I had to teach myself how to walk, which was pretty bizarre because the actual joint was so swollen and tight that it was like having two blocks of wood nailed together.

"There was no movement or flexion at all.

"As soon as I could start to walk and move a little bit, every day was making progress.

"Every day it was getting better and better."