Fox Sports Australia – Despite a first up loss to England there is a growing confidence among a unit who found success as a T20 outfit and Glenn Maxwell says they are hugely confident of taking down the home team.


  • New coach Justin Langer had steeled the group, stacked with players who had little or no international experience, to ride all the bumps a tour of England would present.
  • But Maxwell, who made 62 first-up and has made a promise of ore to come, said this new era of Australian cricket was in safe hands with a group of players growing in confidence and belief every day.
  • There’s that feel of success, that we can win with this group, and there hasn’t been a whole lot of changes to that group,” Maxwell said.
  • Much has been made of Australian team’s behaviour in recent years but under Langer and new captain Tim Paine, Maxwell said a firm eye on the “little things” had created an environment in which the players could thrive.
  • “A couple of changes to the Aussie team could be on the cards for game two, with opener D’Arcy Shot a chance to make his ODI debut and quick bowler Jyhe Richardson could in after the English batsmen struggled against the sheer pace of Billy Stanlake at The Oval.

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