[caption id="attachment_652253" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-652253" alt="Glenn Maxwell is eyeing a spot in Australia's Ashes squad Getty Images (File Photo)" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/maxwell-training.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Glenn Maxwell is eyeing a spot in Australia's Ashes squad Getty Images (File Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia" target="_blank">Australia</a> have already started preparing for The Ashes 2017-18 weeks ahead of the first Test on November 23. Batsmen and bowlers alike are sweating it out in domestic Sheffield Shield matches to get match-fit for the marquee series against England. Under-firing cricketer, <a href="www.cricketcountry.com/players/glenn-maxwell" target="_blank">Glenn Maxwell</a> is hopeful of a spot in the playing XI. <p></p> <p></p>Maxwell had a torrid time against India in the recently concluded One-Day International (ODI) series. In a bid to change his fortunes, Maxwell is looking to change is batting technique. Speaking to Australian media, Maxwell said: It was a little bit frustrating watching myself back and going I don t like what I see there. I looked back at a lot of footage and I just noticed a few things creeping into my game. <p></p> <p></p>[link-to-post url="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/the-ashes-2017-18-steve-okeefe-fractures-finger-sidelined-from-domestic-fixtures-651792"][/link-to-post] <p></p> <p></p>Australian coach, Darren Lehmann in a recent interview had said that Maxwell s no.6 spot in the Test side is up for grabs. <p></p> <p></p>Speaking about his technique, Maxwell explained, I had a very one-day technique where I was able to work the ball sidewards with my hands. I basically got rid of that and made sure I was holding my shape a lot longer. <p></p> <p></p> I ve really honed a technique that can bat a long period of time and I changed a few things technically to make sure I had a solid defense and something that could sustain long periods of pressure. Unfortunately the way I got out was a bit disappointing, to have the ball just sort of crawl over my body and get to the keeper was a bit frustrating, but the work I did throughout that period showed me that was I was doing was the right thing, Maxwell criticized himself. <p></p> <p></p>Maxwell from 7 Tests averages 26.07. He faces stiff competition from Joe Burns and Shaun Marsh, both of whom have better averages than the feisty right-hander. <p></p> <p></p> There is some good, healthy rivalry for it and whoever plays well, hopefully they play well during the Ashes, Maxwell concluded.