Maxwell dropped from Australia's ODI squad to play Sri Lanka

Published On: July 31, 2016 03:11 PM NPT By: Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia, July 31: Allrounder Glenn Maxwell has been cut from Australia's one-day international squad for upcoming matches against Sri Lanka.

Since scoring 96 from 83 balls to steer Australia to victory over India in an ODI last January, Maxwell has scored just 59 runs in seven innings at an average of 9.83.

Maxwell, Australia's reigning one-day international player of the year was the surprise omission from the 15-man squad named Sunday for five ODIs that will follow the current three-test series which Sri Lanka leads 1-0 after its 106-run win on Saturday.

Australian ODI squad: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, George Bailey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa.


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