White called up as replacement for Lynn

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Selectors Snub Glenn Maxwell For The ODI Side

While White did exclaim surprise over his inclusion in the side (in place of injured Chris Lynn) he also said that he never gave up hope of making it back to the Aussie side.

Maxwell's initial non-selection was due to his average of 22 across the last 20 ODIs, according to selector Trevor Hohns.

The reigning world champions have lost their past two one-day series and were dumped from the Champions Trophy in the group stage.

"I'm grateful for the opportunity and it's up to me to make the most of it". It's probably another kick in the backside, another hurdle he needs to overcome. "In terms of unfinished business or call it what you like, it's a good feeling that I'm in a better position to be successful now than I was when I left after having the last go". Maxwell has been in great form lately in all formats.

Maxwell was dropped from the original squad in favour of Chris Lynn in what was seen as a shot across the bows, followed by a rebuke over his training methods from captain Steve Smith. The Victorian stalwart was at loggerheads with Hohns previous year after publicly questioning the panel's selection policy over the controversial inclusion of Sam Heazlett for a tour of New Zealand.

Half the Australian squad has come straight from the Ashes without any limited overs cricket, while the others have been playing the Big Bash, and Stoinis was asked about the state of mind of the squad.

"There's a vacancy (in the ODI team)". It doesn't make a lot of sense.

Lynn injured his calf nearly immediately after being selected for the ODI series, with Maxwell the hot tip to replace him after good form with the bat in the Sheffield Shield and the Big Bash League. "He's playing very well", said Trevor Hohns, chairman of selectors.

The 34-year-old Australian was rewarded for his good performance in domestic one-day cricket and consistent form for the Melbourne Renegades in the KFC Big Bash League (BBL). "He ticks all the boxes for what we need at this stage".

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