Australia's batsman Glenn Maxwell celebrates scoring his century against England during their Twenty20 cricket match at Bellerive Oval in Hobart on February 7, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST / --IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE-- (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell might be in excellent T20 form, but his coach David Hussey wants to see that extend all the way to the Test team.

Maxwell recently slammed a hundred for the Melbourne Stars, the team he captains in the Big Bash League.

He has turned into one of the best short form players on the planet, and it prompted Hussey to tell SEN Radio that Maxwell is in "career-best form."

Hussey then called for Maxwell to be included in Australia's Test team during the winter when the side will tour Pakistan, calling him one of the best players of spin in the country.

“I’m staggered by how little Test cricket he’s played, especially in the sub-continent,” Hussey told Sportsday.

“Arguably, and I’m a little bit biased here, I think he’s one of the better players of spin in the country.

“I know the upcoming winter we have got a lot of sub-continent tours ahead, so I do believe that he should be in all those touring squads.

“I think he should add to his (several) Tests for Australia, I think he’s in career-best form and it would be the wrong move to write him off now from playing Test cricket again.”

The problem with Hussey's claim is that Maxwell hasn't played a first class game for over two years, his last appearance coming for Victoria during October of 2019 in the Sheffield Shield.

Even in one day cricket, Maxwell hasn't played a game since December of 2020.

It makes the call somewhat baffling, and while his T20 form is strong, it seems unlikely the selectors would turn to Maxwell with so little red ball cricket under his belt.

They reportedly told Maxwell recently that he wasn't out of the running for Test selection, with a chance to add to his current tally of seven Tests for Australia, the last of those coming in Bangladesh during 2017.