Maxwell is only one of two players to have scored a century at No. 6 for Australia since 2013. Maxwell has played seven Tests, and though he showed promise, he struggled to maintain any sort of consistency.
If his innings in Ranchi in March this year is any indication, it shows that he is ready to make a transition to the longer format by curbing his attacking instincts and being patient. Maxwell is an impact player, and after a underwhelming ODI series in India (where he was dropped mid-way), he will be looking to score big in the upcoming Sheffield games to strengthen his case as Australia’s No. 6.