News – DARREN Lehmann insists Glenn Maxwell’s surprise national dumping had nothing to do with team culture, backing the dynamic all-rounder to have a “long career” for Australia.

Summary

  • DARREN Lehmann insists Glenn Maxwell’s surprise national dumping had nothing to do with team culture, backing the dynamic all-rounder to have a “long career” for Australia.
  • One of the most destructive batsmen in one-day international cricket, Maxwell was controversially left out of Australia’s 14-man squad to face England this month.
  • It continued a rough summer for Maxwell, who was overlooked for Ashes selection despite making runs in the Sheffield Shield and scoring his first Test century in India last year.
  • Smith’s comments had some questioning whether the outspoken Maxwell had fallen out with Australia’s skipper.
  • With a 4-0 Ashes victory done and dusted, Australia’s next major Test assignment is a four-match series in South Africa.


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