Sport Smith speaks on White/Maxwell toss-up

02:10  12 january  2018
02:10  12 january  2018 Source:   wwos.ninemsn.com.au

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Australian cricket captain Steve Smith has let questions about Glenn Maxwell's non-selection go through to the keeper, saying that the selectors simply picked on form.

A popular figure among the crowds, Maxwell was omitted from Australia's one day side when the 14-man squad was announced nine days ago. Many thought Maxwell would earn his recall when Chris Lynn was ruled out with injury in the days following, but Australian selectors elected to recall former Australia T20 captain Cameron White.

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The 34-year-old will play his first game since 2015, while Maxwell will continue to have to pile on runs in domestic cricket to earn a spot.

Smith again cited big-hitting Maxwell's recent one dayers as the predominant reason for his omission from the side.

"It's disappointing for Glenn. The selectors have some out and said that he probably hasn't done enough in the last 20 games.

"He's probably averaged around 20."

Smith went on to say that Maxwell's loss was a well-deserved opportunity for Cameron White.

"He's probably been the best player in state one day cricket for the last three years or so, and they're rewarding him on performance.

"I think that's great."

For his part, Maxwell said that there was no feud between himself and the Australian captain.

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"I'll sit down with Steve when he gets to Melbourne and have a chat with him.

Australian cricket captain Steve Smith. © AAP Image Australian cricket captain Steve Smith. "We get along really well, we've got a good friendship.

"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.

"I'll listen to him and do my best to get on his right side and do everything I can to play for Australia."

Smith addressed the non-selection of Maxwell at the time by criticising his training, saying he could be 'smarter' in his work off the field.

"He could train a little bit smarter," Smith said.

"We've all seen the way he can come out and play and do all his funky stuff and be pretty cool with that.

"But when he puts his head down he's actually a really good batsman, as we've seen in Shield cricket.

"If he keeps his head switched on and trains really well and focuses on basic things, probably more than the expansive things, then I think that will help him have his consistency."

The critique comes a year after Smith publicly had a crack at Maxwell for "very disrespectful" comments he made about batting below Matthew Wade at Victoria.

Smith says he's looking forward to 'keeping the foot on the throat' in the upcoming ODI series against England.

"It's a great opportunity for us to play some really good one day cricket.

"We've probably been a little bit disappointing in the last 12-18 months so it's a great opportunity to keep the foo on England's throat."

The Aussie skipper also backed England to bounce back from their Ashes woes and compete hard in the shorter forms of the game.

"They're a very good one day outfit. It makes for a great series.

"We've got a few new players in and they're going to come in nice and fresh and create some good energy around the group."

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