Glenn Maxwell Wants To Prove He Has Temperament To Play Test Cricket

Glenn Maxwell

Australia coach Justin Langer shoots down Glenn Maxwell 'whispers'

Langer was appointed the new Australian coach in May, which was after Maxwell was reportedly told to abandon his country plans, so he may not be aware of every detail of the 30-year-old's situation.

"I've certainly made it clear that I wouldn't have gone to England this year if I wasn't still trying to play Test cricket", Maxwell told The Unplayable Podcast.

Maxwell is fully committed to winning a Test recall but he knows that's hard when coming in down the order in ODI fixtures because he doesn't always get the time to show he's capable of building an innings and staying at the crease for long periods.

Glenn Maxwell and Trevor Hohns.

When questioned on Wednesday whether information given to Maxwell by selectors thwarted his chances of taking up the county deal, Chairman of Selectors Trevor Hohns said: "I'm not sure what the instruction was or who it came from but players are free to make up their own decisions on what they go and play". "He is another player with a track record of making centuries", said Hohns. "He's crystal clear and ... he's shown he is brilliant around the group in white-ball cricket". There's been some reports about (his) personality. that is literally false.

"He is crystal clear what he has to do, and that's important that he knows that and that I know that as the coach and one of the selectors, and all the conjecture about it, that's all part of the noise".

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Justin Langer, who was sitting and listening to all such talks from the reporter, reacted fumingly.

Langer, arguably showing the strain of a taxing month in which he and his team had received widespread criticism on a range of issues, asked the reporter twice "are you certain that's what happened?" regarding the county directive. "Did it happen? Well you're telling me it did happen, I'm asking did it happen?"

Langer - one of three national selectors - didn't straight-up deny that message was given to Maxwell, but got fiery when it was put to him by a journalist.

"To be honest, mate, they say it's got nothing to do with his personality, but I do", Quiney, a former teammate of Maxwell's at Victoria, said on SEN Breakfast. "Careless whispers, hey", he added before apologizing.

"I don't like getting grumpy but there's so many stories that go around about so much stuff".

Meanwhile, Australia will face-off against India in the first ODI at the SCG on January 12th (Saturday).

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