Selectors Snub Glenn Maxwell For The ODI Side

  • Selectors Snub Glenn Maxwell For The ODI Side

Selectors Snub Glenn Maxwell For The ODI Side

There's been plenty of conjecture over the decision, with Glenn Maxwell again missing out - but Smith says Maxwell's figures didn't stack up. Maxwell has been in great form lately in all formats.

Lynn was ruled out of the series after suffering a calf injury during a Big Bash League game for Brisbane Heat with the Queenslander being named in the Australia squad after almost a year.

He has carried that form into the BBL, where he has smashed two fifties in his last three innings for the struggling Melbourne Stars.

"He's playing some really good cricket at the moment".

"I'll sit down with Steve when he gets to Melbourne and have a chat with him", Maxwell said on Tuesday.

Ponting added: "As far as I'm concerned I don't think there's a better middle-order batsman than him to take that spot".

The 34-year old's call-up comes after a relatively good domestic season where he is now the second highest run-scorer in the BBL and years of vast experience leading his domestic side, something to which Trevor Hohns, the Australian national selector, pointed out to their choice.

Given the impact and the form he has maintained throughout the Australian summer thus far, it seems freakish why Maxwell was snubbed.

Following Chris Lynn's calf injury and subsequent withdrawal from the national squad, cricket fans were surprised to hear selectors had chosen to give 34-year-old White a call up instead of Maxwell.

The chief selector on Thursday said White's form in the Big Bash had been impossible to overlook.

Maxwell revealed that he was told to pile on the runs on the domestic circuit, which is exactly what he has done.

I'm not saying Maxwell is the ideal cricketer, but the numbers don't lie, and weigh heavily in his favour.

White's unexpected selection ahead of Glenn Maxwell follows Tim Paine's shock and inspired inclusion in Australia's Ashes-winning team despite the wicketkeeper not even being Tasmania's number one choice.

"He's one of the leading run-scorers in the BBL, he's experienced, he's a very smart cricketer and he's a good fielder", Hohns said.