Sydney: Jan 26, 2014
Australian coach Darren Lehmann has advised batting all-rounder Glenn Maxwell to show the responsibility to bat at No 6 and understand the game better following his crude swipe at a Ben Stokes delivery, with Australia needing 95 runs for a 10th straight international win over England.
Australia’s nine-game hold over England was broken with a 57-run loss in the One-Day International (ODI) in Perth on Friday night, with Maxwell’s shot selection and Mitchell Johnson‘s wicket drought (0-72) being areas of concern.
According to News.com.au, Lehmann wanted Maxwell to follow the improved temperament of opener Aaron Finch (108) ahead of the fifth and final ODI in Adelaide, saying that it was disappointing to lose.
The report mentioned Maxwell’s rash mid-wicket slog in Brisbane could have proved costly had it not been followed by James Faulkner‘s undefeated 69 saving the team.
Lehmann also said that Maxwell has to show the responsibility to bat at No.6 and understand the game better despite having the flair, excitement and the love for the game.
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