Glenn Maxwell    AFP
Glenn Maxwell AFP

Glenn Maxwell’s disastrous ODI tour of India led to him being axed from the Australian side in the 50-over format. Maxwell said he will continue to try hard and change perceptions around him. Maxwell averaged only 22 in his 20 ODIs and as a result faced axe.

I was extremely disappointed not to be in that one day side, but I completely understood the reasoning from Trevor Hohns that my last 20 ODIs haven t been good enough. That was the phone call I received. You can t really say too much to that,” Maxwell told cricket.com.au.

I m sure there s other stats that probably say that maybe I was a little bit stiff, but there s stats that say it was my time to be left out. I can t do too much about it now.

I feel like I ve been in good form this summer and I was hoping that would get me the nod. They (selectors) asked me to go away and make runs and I tried to pile them on. I tried to change certain things and change certain perceptions. I felt like I went a long way to doing that by being the leading run scorer (in the Shield) heading into Christmas.

Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade dropped for ODIs between Australia, England
Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade dropped for ODIs between Australia, England

Maxwell has played 4 matches for Melbourne Stars in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL). He has smashed an unbeaten 58, scored an overall 117 at a strike rate of 165. The Australian all-rounder is hoping to return to the ODI side before the 2019 World Cup.

Even at the start of this Big Bash, I ve played a lot more sensible, I ve tried to be the rock for our team.

I feel like I ve made big strides this summer, both technique-wise and mentally. Hopefully I can get on that plane to England and play over there and put my name forward for the 2019 World Cup, Maxwell concluded.