Cape Town - Australia coach Justin Langer insists Glenn Maxwell's
continued omission from the Test side has nothing to do with personal stuff off
the field and the player knows exactly what is expected of him.
Maxwell, who has first-class batting average of more than
41, was not selected for the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka despite
Australia going through a batting shake-up after their recent defeat at home
The 30-year-old's record in red-ball cricket is better than
most players who have been given opportunities in Australia's Test team in
Langer though has made it clear that no off-field issues are
holding Maxwell back from adding to his seven Test caps.
The Australia mentor said: "Glenn is crystal clear from
me and the selectors, what he needs to do to get back in the Test team.
"He's shown he is brilliant around the group in
white-ball cricket. There's been some reports about personality.
"It is literally false. It's not true. He's crystal
clear what he has to do and that's important, that he knows that and I know
that as the coach and one of the selectors.
"All the conjecture about it - that's all part of the
noise. Glenn knows exactly what he has to do."
Maxwell is part of the Australia squad that will take on
India in a three-match ODI series starting in Sydney on Saturday.