Lehmann to hold clear-the-air talks in Maxwell-Wade row
Australia coach Darren Lehmann is planning to hold clear-the-air talks with Glenn Maxwell and Matthew Wade ahead of the one-day international series against New Zealand.
Big-hitting all-rounder Maxwell criticised wicketkeeper Wade, his captain in the Victoria state side, for batting ahead of him in the order this year.
Maxwell claimed Wade should be batting below him at seven and when asked why that was not the case, he replied: "Because he's captain and he chooses the batting order."
Lehmann is now keen to get the duo together to sort out their issues before the first of three ODIs against New Zealand in Sydney on Sunday.
"Yeah, we will [speak to Maxwell]," Lehmann said. "Obviously [we are] disappointed but we'll work through those issues.
"It's difficult but again we'll work through it behind the scenes. We're confident they can work together."
Maxwell recently spoke of his desire to regain a place in Australia's Test squad having not played in the longest format in over two years and was not considered for the third Test in South Africa when Lehmann overhauled the squad with the series already lost.
And Lehmann said Maxwell must start making more runs to be earn a place.
"[He] hasn't made a hundred for two years," he added. "Are you going to pick a bloke who hasn't made a hundred in two years?"