Glenn Maxwell was one of the trending names on Sunday during the third ODI game between India and Australia. The fans and experts have felt that Maxwell would have made the difference for the Aaron Finch-led side if he was included in the team. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case, as he was not even in the scheme of things for Australia.

The 31-year-old Maxwell was dropped from Australia’s ODI tour of India after taking a break to focus on his mental health. He was one of eight players axed from the squad that lost the World Cup semi-final to England last year.

Even the Indian National Cricket Team skipper Virat Kohli was surprised to see Glenn Maxwell’s absence in the 14-member squad of Australia. Speaking of the same, the skipper of Australia Aaron Finch stated that Glenn Maxwell is not in the top seven batsmen of the country at the moment. He wants Glenn Maxwell to work out his way to make a comeback into the team.

Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, India vs Australia 2020,
Aaron Finch (Credits – Getty Images)

Specific roles for specific players – Aaron Finch

Aaron Finch further stated that there is a chance for any batsman to make into the lineup of Australia if they perform well in the domestic tournaments. Though Maxwell has been impressive in the Big Bash League, the selectors of Cricket Australia didn’t give him the nod.

“Outside the top seven at the moment,” Finch said when asked to rate Maxwell after his Australia’s 2-1 series defeat to India in Bangalore on Sunday. “Anyone can,” said Finch. “It’s about form, picking players for the right role. I think it’s just going to come down to whichever way you want to match up, specific roles for specific players.”

So far, Glenn Maxwell has scored 341 runs at an amazing average of 68.20 for the Melbourne Stars in this season’s Twenty20 Big Bash League. He’s almost certain to join Australia for its white-ball tour of South Africa next month. And also, Marcus Stoinis has done more than enough to be considered for a middle-order role.

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