Maxwell returns to Australia T20 squad

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Australia have announced their squad for the upcoming Twenty20 series in Sri Lanka, with Glenn Maxwell earning a recall.

The all-rounder was left out of the party for the ongoing one-day international series between the two sides, but is in contention to feature in the two T20s next month.

David Warner will lead the side after the decision was taken to send captain Steve Smith home to rest, while Chris Lynn has earned a call-up and wicketkeeper Peter Nevill retains his place despite the good form of Matthew Wade.

"Both Chris and Glenn are dynamic players who are both capable of winning a game from their own bat and they also bring that x-factor in the field," said selector Rod Marsh.

"Peter is the incumbent wicketkeeper in the T20 side and had a very good World T20 for Australia. The panel wanted to keep that consistency heading into these two matches."

Paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile, meanwhile, misses out with a back problem.

"Nathan had been experiencing a gradual increase in lower back pain which is now preventing him from bowling at match intensity," said physio David Beakley.

"He will now return to Perth for further investigation which will determine the extent of the injury and possible return to play timelines."

 

Australia squad in full: David Warner (c), Scott Boland, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, John Hastings, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Chris Lynn, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Peter Nevill, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa.