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20:50  14 june  2018
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Langer admits Maxwell's form is a concern

  Langer admits Maxwell's form is a concern Coach Justin Langer says Glenn Maxwell's lack of runs is a concern going into the ODI series with England, but believes a big score is not far away.Maxwell failed again with the bat against Middlesex on Saturday in Australia's comfortable 101-run warm-up win at Lord's, scoring just three.

Glenn Maxwell had a terrible IPL 2018. His team, Delhi Daredevils, did not fare much better: with five wins in 14 games, they finished bottom of the points table. "We wanted to put the team on the park that we felt was going to give us the best chance of winning the game," Daredevils coach Ponting

Langer, appointed after fellow former Test batsman Darren Lehmann resigned as coach following the Australian ball-tampering scandal in South Africa in March, was sure Maxwell would eventually benefit from spending so much time with Ponting .

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting takes part in a practice session at the Oval cricket ground.© GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting takes part in a practice session at the Oval cricket ground. Ricky Ponting has called on Glenn Maxwell to become the batting kingpin which Australia's one-day side desperately needs after another dispiriting loss to England.

Maxwell top-scored with 62 in Wednesday's three-wicket defeat at The Oval in an under-par total of 214.

It was the lowest all-out score by an Australian side batting first in an ODI in England after winning the toss.

Maxwell came to the crease at 4-70 and put on 84 runs with Ashton Agar for the sixth wicket but his departure effectively ended any genuine hopes of victory.

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Ponting was also Maxwell 's coach at the Delhi Daredevils during this year's Indian Premier League Twenty20. Australia will want to atone for a 4-1 series loss at home to England, now number one in the ODI rankings, earlier this year. More from Outlook.

The Victorian perished in somewhat unfortunate fashion when his perfectly timed leg flick that appeared to be heading over the rope was snaffled superbly on the boundary by a sprinting Jonny Bairstow.

Maxwell had entered the game out of form with scores of one and three in the warm-up matches and an average of just over 14 during a lean IPL campaign with the Delhi Daredevils.

Ponting has been brought in by coach Justin Langer to help out with a largely inexperienced side and has been impressed with what he's seen from the big-hitting 29-year-old.

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The national selectors have not declared the replacement yet but Ponting feels Maxwell is the right man to fill the spot. There was a lot made when he was left out, the chairman of selectors and Steve Smith laid it on the line pretty clearly what they wanted to see from him,” Ponting said in Network Ten

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The former Test captain, having coached Maxwell in Delhi, believes once he finds some consistency, he can become the most dangerous white-ball batsman in the world game.

"I think I understand Glenn very well," Ponting said.

"He doesn't have to prove it to anybody. He's just got to work out the best way for him to play.

"He is at his best when the team is in trouble. When he goes out at 3-250, that is when he makes silly mistakes.

"When we were in some trouble (at The Oval), he played a good knock."

"Well done to Glenn, but I am sure he will be analysing his own innings and thinking he could have done a bit better.

"To be bowled out with three overs to go, if he was there at the end, he could have had a hundred and it's 270 and a different game."

Ponting, also working as a commentator for the five-match series, says the Australian batsmen need to improve quickly for Saturday's second match in Cardiff and is confident they're good enough to do so.

"These players need to be hard on themselves and work out how they can improve on a daily basis," he said.

"At The Oval, it highlighted again the importance of our top-order batsman getting some big runs.

"Someone needs to put their hand up and say I am going to do what the team needs me to do.

"But what I have seen from training, certainly batting-wise, it was outstanding. There is enough talent to push on and win some games."

Waerea-Hargreaves form delights Maguire .
The Kiwis are crossing their fingers Jared Waerea-Hargreaves will carry his NRL form into the Test arena against England in Denver. Last Friday the 29-year-old played 80 minutes in the 32-6 crushing of Penrith, running 244 metres from 26 carries, including nine tackle busts, and making 39 tackles."If he can turn on one of those for us, it would be handy," Maguire said."He just needs to keep it very simple and play his role."He's obviously got a lot of experience and he's probably played some of his best football in the last month for his club.

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