Glenn Maxwell, who was demoted to No. 7 last November, feels now could be the best time to promote him up the order when he’s in red-hot form. @ AFP

With match-winning knocks under his belt in the recent two Twenty20 Internationals against India, Australia allrounder Glenn Maxwell has voiced out his desire to be promoted up the order, something that coach Justin Langer was still non-committal about.

Langer praised the Big Show, as his third century on Wednesday enabled the tourists clinch their maiden Twenty20 International bilateral series win. Maxwell, who reached the three-figure mark in just 50 balls, was unbeaten on 113, a scintillating innings that was laced with nine towering sixes and seven boundaries.

Asked about a possible promotion, Langer kept his cards close to his chest. “We’ll wait and see,” Langer was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au on Thursday. “We’ll do what’s best for the team I reckon. We’ll see how we go.” (ALSO READ: Glenn Maxwell wants to bat ‘higher up in ODIs’)

Maxwell, who has worked hard on his batting, specially after being demoted to No. 7 last November, feels now could be the best time to promote him up the order when he’s in red-hot form.

“It’d be nice to bat higher, but there’s obviously a lot of well-credentialed players in our top four and top five that thoroughly deserve their spot,” Maxwell said.

“So if an opportunity does come up, I’d love to take it. Even when I came in tonight, there were 15 overs to go, I think. That’s still 15 overs to bat and I was able to get 100, so even if I’m doing that at No.7 or No.6 it doesn’t really matter. I suppose it’s just about me making the most of opportunities when I do get them.”

Langer, meanwhile, wants to see more such knocks from Maxi on a consistent basis. “He’ll be the first to say it, that’s what we’ve been crying out for some time from him,” Langer said. (ALSO READ: Controversy humbled me, I respect the opportunity to play for India: KL Rahul)

“It just goes to show what he can do. When he does things like that, he elevates himself to a world-class performer. He wants that, we want that and the more he becomes a world-class performer, the more games we win and the more he gets recognised as a great player.”

Both teams will now be engaged in a five-match ODI series which begins on March 2 in Hyderabad.