Colombo, Oct 4(ANI): The Australian management is still pondering over their possible playing eleven against West Indies in the Twenty20 World Cup semifinal on Friday, and are yet to take a call on whether to stick with youngster Glen Maxwell or recall veteran David Hussey in the team.
Working in Maxwell's favour is Australia's mantra of consistency at selection, and their desire to back players even if they have bad games, and working against him is need to find a quick solution to the panic that spread through the Australian order when Pakistan's army of spinners went to work in their last Super Eights game on Tuesday night.
At 5-65, Maxwell left his crease in an effort to break the tension against the left-arm spin of Raza Hasan, and was caught at backward point for four in the 14th over.
Coach Mickey Arthur said Maxwell was not shaken by his night of horrors but admitted his position would be reviewed for the semi-final.
"We'll sit down and talk about it. I just want to re-emphasise, Maxy is an incredible talent, he arguably won us the last one-dayer in Dubai ... he's got that bit of match winner in him. He's been outstanding and he's done nothing particularly wrong," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Arthur, as saying.
"Dave's case is around the fact he is really experienced and he's done a fantastic job in Twenty20 cricket all around the world. That's definitely a discussion and it's a discussion we'll be having over the next couple of days," he added.
"I had a quick chat to him [Maxwell] last night and it didn't seem that his confidence was dented at all, which is a really good thing. I'll have a longer chat with him today and see where he's at, but he's so innocent and so confident and has such a real belief in his ability it's refreshing," he added. (ANI)