Darren Lehmann confident of clearing Maxwell-Wade misunderstanding before ODI series
Australian head coach Darren Lehmann is confident of resolving the misunderstanding between wicket-keeper Matthew Wade and all-rounder Glenn Maxwell ahead of the three-match One-Day International series against New Zealand.
Maxwell on Thursday expressed his disappointment to bat for Victoria below Wade, who is also his state side captain.
"I think the wicketkeeper should be batting at seven unless you're trying to squeeze an extra bowler into your line-up," Maxwell said on Thursday.
"Because he's captain [Wade bats ahead of him], and he chooses the batting order."
With Maxwell recalled into the One-Day International squad for Australia which also has Wade as the wicket-keeper batsman, Lehmann insisted that he needs to clear-the-air and ensure both players get well along before the all-important clash against the Black Caps.
"Yeah, we will (speak about it)," Lehmann told reporters at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.
"Obviously disappointed but we'll work through those issues. It's difficult but again we'll work through it behind the scenes.
"We're confident they can work together."
In the 12 ODIs, Maxwell has played this year, he has scored 228 runs at an average of 25.33 but his performances against New Zealand and South Africa is what that led to his exclusion from the 50-over squad as he scored just nine runs from five games.
Despite, not having the runs, Maxwell said he is desperate to earn a recall in the Test squad and also was disappointed on missing the Adelaide Test against South Africa where selectors injected youngsters in Peter Handscomb, Matt Renshaw and Nic Maddinson.
However, Lehmann affirmed that Maxwell will not be in Australia's Test scheme of things unless he scores big in the Sheffield Shield tournament.
"(He) hasn't made a hundred for two years," Lehmann added.
"Are you going to pick a bloke who hasn't made a hundred in two years?"
Senior Victoria batsman and Maxwell's team-mate, Rob Quiney urged the 28-year-old to push for selection by performances on the field.
"I think he just needs to lip it and just make some runs," Quiney told EON Sports radio on Friday.
The three-match ODI series between Australia and New Zealand will be played between 4th and 9th December.
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