Australia have left master-blaster batsman Glenn Maxwell out of their squad for the five-match one-day international (ODI) series against England that follows this week's fifth Ashes Test. "But when he puts his head down, he's actually a really good batsman. "He deserves his opportunity in this form of the game and the challenge for Matthew is to return to the type of form that saw him score a one-day international hundred against Pakistan last summer." Smith said he thought that with batsmen like Chris Lynn, Mitchell Marsh and Marcus Stoinis in the squad, Australia had enough big-hitting even without Maxwell. "It's obviously unlucky on Glenn ... we want to keep seeing consistent performances from him and keep putting his name up there."
Source: dna January 03, 2018 04:07 UTC