Sport Glenn Maxwell set to clear air with Steve Smith over training comments

01:05  10 january  2018
01:05  10 january  2018 Source:   theage.com.au

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Glenn Maxwell plans to clear the air with Steve Smith this week and discuss what the Australian captain meant when he questioned Maxwell 's training practices following his one-day international axing last week.

Glenn Maxwell plans to clear the air with Steve Smith this week and discuss what the Australian captain meant when he questioned Maxwell 's training practices following his one-day international axing last week.

Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell are set to catch up© AP Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell are set to catch up Glenn Maxwell plans to clear the air with Steve Smith this week and discuss what the Australian captain meant when he questioned Maxwell's training practices following his one-day international axing last week.

Fresh off making 60 from 39 balls in the Melbourne Stars' loss to the Adelaide Strikers on Tuesday night, Maxwell addressed Smith's comments publicly for the first time, saying that he and Smith were friends, and that he would take the skipper's feedback on board.

Maxwell's knock in the defeat pushed his case for an ODI selection reprieve, with the Australian selectors poised to name their replacement for Chris Lynn, who will miss the series against England - which begins in Melbourne on Sunday - through injury.

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Aussie all-rounder, Glenn Maxwell is all set to talk to his skipper, Steve Smith regarding his comments questioning the explosive batsman’s training practices. Maxwell was axed from the One-Day International squad, last week.

Glenn Maxwell 's axe from the ODI squad has not gone well in the Australian media after reports of differences between him and Steve Smith surfaced earlier. Reportedly Smith reasoned Maxwell 's drop from the ODI squad after questioning Maxwell 's training sessions last week.

Smith is venturing to Melbourne for that series, and whether recalled or not, Maxwell said he would look to catch up with Smith in the coming days to chat about what Smith meant when he said Maxwell could "train a little bit smarter".

Glenn Maxwell knocked off 60 from 39 balls in Melbourne Stars' loss to the Adelaide Strikers on Tuesday night.© Getty Image Glenn Maxwell knocked off 60 from 39 balls in Melbourne Stars' loss to the Adelaide Strikers on Tuesday night. Maxwell noted that he knew what it was like to make public comments that inadvertently become inflammatory, having been fined in late 2016 for expressing his frustration that Victorian captain Matthew Wade was batting above him for the Bushrangers.

"I'll address that with Steven personally. I'll have a chat with him. I know what it's like to say things in the media, for things to happen, I'm sure it was only good intentions behind it" Maxwell said of Smith's comments.

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"He's only trying to get the best out of me as the Australian skipper. There's not much you can say to the guy who's second best to "The Don". You've got to listen to him. I'll be doing my best to get on his right side and do everything I can to play for Australia because that's where I want to be playing," he said.

"I'll sit down with Steve, hopefully when he gets to Melbourne, have a chat with him. We get along really well. We've got a good friendship. I'm sure we'll be fine."

Maxwell also said the ODI vacancy was not at the forefront of his mind, with his focus remaining on kickstarting the struggling Stars.

"I know that someone has to be a replacement for Lynny. I haven't been thinking about it, that's for sure. It hasn't been my focus. My focus at the moment is to try and get Melbourne Stars' their first win, and hopefully that gets us a little bit of momentum."

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