Glenn Maxwell (left) and David Warner    Getty Images
Glenn Maxwell (left) and David Warner Getty Images

Australia vice-captain David Warner has claimed that all-rounder Glenn Maxwell is capable of playing many such innings like the one he played against India, in the third One-Day International (ODI) at Melbourne on Sunday. Maxwell impressed everyone with calm and composed 83-ball 96 with the help of 8 fours and 3 sixes to lead Australia to series win against India. Australia won the third ODI by 3 wickets with 7 balls to spare, and claimed their five-match series 3-0 over a struggling Indian cricket team. Following Australia s win in the game wherein India looked like they will emerge winners, Maxwell has been praised by many for his uncharacteristic knock. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Australia 2015-16, 4th ODI at Canberra

Warner, who will be returning to the Australian side after missing the second and third ODIs due to the birth of his second child, has claimed that Maxwell has lot to offer to Australian cricket. ALSO READ – India vs Australia 2015-16, 4th ODI at Canberra: Host s likely XI

Warner told Cricket Australia s (CA) official website, “I think it’s great that everyone was able to see that [on Sunday night] and know what [Maxwell] is capable of. Because there are a few critics out there, we’ve all had them before, labelling him a Twenty20 specialist.

Warner continued, I believe he can be a long-form specialist too. I think he’s been picking a lot of people’s brains and that’s the good thing about Maxi [Maxwell]. He’s maturing with age and I think we’re yet to see his real talent. I think we saw a glimpse of it the other night. ALSO READ – India s haplessness jeopardising the impending end of MS Dhoni s career

The left-handed dashing batsman Warner believes that Maxwell has shown tremendous development in the last one year, a period in which he has averaged over 50 in ODI cricket, as well as in Sheffield Sheild.

Warner opined, We’ve got to reiterate to him that he’s capable of doing that. He doesn’t need to come out and play that big shot from ball one. Like all of us, he likes to hit a boundary in the first 10 balls to get off [and running]. I’m really excited to keep playing alongside him and following his career.