Ashes 2017: Steve Smith reveals the reason behind axing Maxwell from ODI squad

Glenn Maxwell has been continuously overlooked by national selectors.

Maxwell has been dropped from Australia's ODI squad against England. (Daily Sports)

Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell, who is considered as one of the most destructive and entertaining batsmen of the modern era in the world, has once again left out with empty hands, as the batting all-rounder once again dumped out by national selectors for the final Ashes in Sydney against England.

The master blaster batsman has been continuously overlooked by national selectors despite his stunning performance in the domestic circuit, while Australian skipper Steve Smith is not satisfied with his terrific form with the bat, saying he wants to see more consistency in Glenn's performances to put his name up in the national side.

Smith told reporters at the Sydney Cricket Ground, “We’ve all seen the way he can come out and play, all his funky stuff and he’s pretty cool with that. But when he puts his head down, he’s actually a really good batsman. If he keeps his head switched on, and trains really well, and focuses on basic things probably more than expansive things, then I think that’ll help him have his consistency. If he can find that consistency, he’s certainly a guy you’d want in your team.”

The 28-year-old went to further added that his batting lineup has enough fire-power with batsmen like Chris Lynn, Mitchell Marsh and Marcus Stoinis without Maxwell. He also said that Glenn needs to put more consistent performances to see him in the national side.

Smith concluded by saying, “I think we’ve got a really strong side, lots of power hitting in the middle. It’s obviously unlucky on Glenn … we want to keep seeing consistent performances from him and keep putting his name up there.”

Australia Squad for Sydney Test:

Steve Smith, David Warner, Patrick Cummins, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa


By Rashmi Nanda - 03 Jan, 2018

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