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Sport Comment: Glenn Maxwell misses out again as selectors go for left-field ODI replacement for Chris Lynn

01:09  12 january  2018
01:09  12 january  2018 Source:   theroar.com.au

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Glenn Maxwell has once again been overlooked for Australian selection, with veteran batsman Cameron White earning a surprise recall to the one-day squad for the upcoming ODI series against England.

Maxwell was a surprise omission from the initial one-day squad, with big-hitting batsman Chris Lynn picked ahead of the Victorian all-rounder. However, with Lynn picking up an injury which will see him miss the series against England, many had assumed Maxwell would earn a belated selection.

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Ricky Ponting believes Glenn Maxwell is best suited to replace Chris Lynn who has been ruled out of the ODI series against England with a calf injury.

Glenn Maxwell has been dropped from Australia's ODI squad. " Glenn is still absolutely in our thoughts but for this series we have decided to look again at Chris Lynn , who is now back playing once more after the shoulder injury that hampered him when we picked him against Pakistan in this format

That, however, has proved not to be the case, the selectors instead opting for Cameron White.

White hasn’t played a one-dayer for Australia since 2015, but has been in excellent form for the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash. Batting at first drop, White is the tournament’s second-leading run-scorer, behind only D’Arcy Short, with 285 runs from six matches at the absurd average of 142.5.

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“He’s in very good form as his figures demonstrate, he’s playing very well,” selector Trevor Hohns said.

“He’s one of the leading run-scorers in the KFC BBL, he’s experienced, he’s a very smart cricketer and he’s a good fielder.

“He ticks all the boxes for what we need at this stage.”

In addition to Maxwell, White pipped the likes of Short and Ashton Turner to claim his place in the ODI squad.

Australia’s first game of the series against England is scheduled for this Sunday, January 14.

Australia ODI squad for series vs England

Steve Smith (c), David Warner (vc), Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Cameron White, Adam Zampa.

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