Maxwell has been harshly treated. He clearly isn’t in the inner sanctum of Aussie Cricket which makes his non selection even more frustrating. Politics shouldn’t play a part in picking our best 11 cricketers no matter what the format. The fact he played tests in the sub-continent but was thrown out with the rubbish when back home suggests he isn’t respected which is disappointing. I’m no huge Maxwell lover but I expect the Aussie setup to treat all cricketers fairly.
@Aceman if what you say is true about Lehman holding a grudge it’s very disappointing. I would have thought a cricketer who was often over looked during his career would have gone above that and recognised that picking the best 11 is the most important thing. Maxwell is easily in our best 11 ODI players and arguably in our best test team. For him to miss out because of non cricket issues stinks.
It won’t surprise me if Maxwell goes on the T20 circuit. I saw a chart yesterday showing you can now play domestic T20 comps virtually all year round. He will probably earn a lot more cash.