Glenn Maxwell has made a comeback to the Australian T20 team for the upcoming tri-series in Australia, Prior to that, Maxwell has replied on Steve Smith's recent criticism over his fitness.
Earlier, Maxwell was asked to be a little bit smarter by Smith on the training ground. Smith and Maxwell met to clear the air before the all-rounder was recalled for the final match of the ODI series, which England won to take the series 4-1.
"I thought my training was second to none over there [in India], and probably the reason I was able to get back in the Test team when Mitch Marsh got injured and I was able to make the most of that opportunity," Maxwell told SEN radio.
"I've felt like since then, my work ethic has been solid and I've been able to work on specific parts of my game that are required for upcoming tours.I don't think it's any surprise that I’ve had the results that have followed this year and I'll continue to work on that."
"Training and setting the example was probably one of the first things that I started to work on. He explained how I was perceived from outside, having not worked with me before".
Having lost the ODI series, Australia would look to turn around their fortunes in the ODI series. It also gives Maxwell to make a comeback to the team and prove his worth as an allrounder.
With the IPL coming up, Maxwell will now need to shift sides, as he will be playing for the Delhi Daredevils for the next IPL season. The T20 series thus can be a dress rehearsal for Maxwell to get back into form.
Australian T20 squad for the T20 series
David Warner(c), Aaron Finch, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Ben Dwarshuis, Travis Head, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, D'Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa