Sport Comment: Glenn Maxwell misses out again as selectors go for left-field ODI replacement for Chris Lynn

01:09  12 january  2018
01:09  12 january  2018 Source:   The Roar

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Glenn Maxwell has once again been overlooked for Australian selection, with veteran batsman Cameron White earning a surprise recall to the one-day squad for the upcoming ODI series against England.

Maxwell was a surprise omission from the initial one-day squad, with big-hitting batsman Chris Lynn picked ahead of the Victorian all-rounder. However, with Lynn picking up an injury which will see him miss the series against England, many had assumed Maxwell would earn a belated selection.

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Selectors on Monday postponed naming a replacement for Lynn to face England in this month's ODI series, but the injury could open the door for Maxwell who was controversially left out of Australia's squad.

Australia have left out swashbuckling all-rounder Glenn Maxwell for the ODI series against England while Chris Lynn made a comeback for the five-match series. Maxwell , who has played 80 ODIs for his country

That, however, has proved not to be the case, the selectors instead opting for Cameron White.

White hasn’t played a one-dayer for Australia since 2015, but has been in excellent form for the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash. Batting at first drop, White is the tournament’s second-leading run-scorer, behind only D’Arcy Short, with 285 runs from six matches at the absurd average of 142.5.

Australian Cricketer Glenn Maxwell. © Ryan Pierse/Getty Images Australian Cricketer Glenn Maxwell. The 34-year-old also scored 200 runs at 50 in the JLT Cup earlier in the season, with selectors clearly impressed by the form of the veteran.

“He’s in very good form as his figures demonstrate, he’s playing very well,” selector Trevor Hohns said.

“He’s one of the leading run-scorers in the KFC BBL, he’s experienced, he’s a very smart cricketer and he’s a good fielder.

“He ticks all the boxes for what we need at this stage.”

In addition to Maxwell, White pipped the likes of Short and Ashton Turner to claim his place in the ODI squad.

Australia’s first game of the series against England is scheduled for this Sunday, January 14.

Australia ODI squad for series vs England

Steve Smith (c), David Warner (vc), Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Cameron White, Adam Zampa.

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