Cricketer Glenn Maxwell won't be playing the 15-man side against Pakistan in the upcoming test matches in the UAE. Fox Sports Australia noted that it was ironic as he was only told 20 minutes prior to the squad selection announcement. At the time, he was actually shooting some promo footage for Australian Cricket. He was all dressed up for a day on the oval, wearing his cap when the call came from selector Trevor Hohns. He'd had high hopes of getting selected for Australia's top team but they were dashed in what he describes as a rather "funny" moment. Apart from that, cricket fans took to Twitter, and there were some mixed reactions.

Aussie selectors may have misled Maxwell

The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) noted though, that funny or not, Glenn Maxwell felt that he had been "misled" somewhat by the selectors.

They explained that Maxwell had received positive signals and he was pretty certain this would be his comeback opportunity. In fact, he was told that he should rest through the winter, which he did. He didn't play in English county cricket. He was also left out of the India tour. The news outlet quoted him as saying to SEN about the suggestion he had been "misled," "I feel like there were other guys who were able to get a full off-season of cricket into them and hit the 'A' series up and running [VIDEO] or be able to put their names forward."

Glen Maxwell determined to keep trying

Fox noted that his disappointment won't allow him to stop his dream of playing for his country in top-spot Test Cricket. He said that he is going to do everything that can possibly be done to keep trying, as his desire to represent Australia “burns deep within.”

According to SMH, "Maxwell's omission has surprised the cricketing world, including former Australian captain Ricky Ponting." Ponting has been mentoring Glenn Maxwell recently.

Maxwell and Former Australian coach Darren Lehmann had their issues with each other in the past, but Darren would have selected him. But it was not to be. So, he will have to focus on playing a brilliant season for his home state, Victoria.

Cricket fans react on Twitter

There were some mixed reactions to the news that Glenn Maxwell had not been selected by the Aussie powers that be. Some speculated about the match-fixing naming. @Northantsfans reminded everyone about that, posting, "Glen Maxwell, named in match fixing allegations, dropped from Australian side for Pakistan series?"

Meanwhile, tweeter @Bruner_henry felt there must be more to his not being selected. He noted, "Glen Maxwell not picked in the Australia test team? There must be something else to this story because he slots into that top 6 any day of the week."

On the other hand, user @kingschoppe noted that Glenn Maxwell does not have "the patience to play Test cricket." Then there was some confusion, illustrated by the post made by Twitter user @latchie_fitz.

"Agreed, I am very confused as to the inclusions of labushagne, Neser, dogget and siddle. I understand that Cummins and hazelwood are unavailable but how does a proven sub-continental performer like Glen maxwell not get picked in favour of Neser and Labuschagne?"