Langer: Maxwell knows what he needs to do to get Test recall

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 against India.

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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 recent times.

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.