During the opening one-dayer against India, Glenn Maxwell entered in the 48th over and scored 11 runs in the five deliveries he faced. @ AFP

Australia legend Allan Border is not in favour of a batsman like Glenn Maxwell batting at the No. 7 position. Maxwell, who is known to go berserk at the business end of the innings, came into the middle in the opening one-dayer against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) at No. 7 in the 48th over. He could play only five deliveries and scored 11 runs.

“It feels to me that he’s slightly wasted in that position. Hopefully, going forward he can be used as not a pinch-hitter but, depending on the circumstances of the game, you could throw him in at No.3 if you had a good start for example,” Border, while criticising the Aaron Finch-led brigade, told Fox Sports. (ALSO READ: Not pleased with the way we played: Virat Kohli)

The 1987 World Cup-winning captain feels that Maxwell should be pushed up the order – a move which will allow him freedom to play his brand of cricket. “That would let him play with a bit of freedom,” he said.

Meanwhile, Border threw his weight behind the ‘ignored’ Maxwell in the Test arena. “I think he’s a good enough player to be playing Test cricket, but I think the ball is in his court as far as putting numbers on the board to make him irresistible,” Border said. (ALSO READ: I will remember Virat Kohli’s wicket for a very long time: Jhye Richardson)

“So [he should] go away, dominate Shield level and the selectors will look at him for sure.”

Former Australia cricketers – Shane Warne and Mark Waugh – also endorsed Border’s view and said that the ‘dangerous’ Maxwell should be allowed to face more deliveries. “I don’t know about this batting order. I’d really like to see Glenn Maxwell in. He’s still sitting in the shed,” Waugh said.

The second ODI will be held on Tuesday at the Adelaide Oval.