‘Hard for anyone to stop us’
It's been eight months since any of Steve Smith, David Warner or Pat Cummins played for Australia and six months since Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis or Kane Richardson featured. All six will be involved in Australia's quest for a maiden Men's T20 World Cup Trophy, as will captain Aaron Finch, who missed the series loss against Bangladesh through injury.
Maxwell is confident they'll hit the ground running. "I think they're very good," Maxwell told icc-cricket.com of Australia's hopes at the T20 World Cup. "When this team comes together, I think we'll slip straight back into us being in a great position. We're all looking forward to it."
With one of T20I cricket's most intimidating opening pairs in Finch and Warner, a flexible and talented middle-order featuring himself and Steve Smith, and an all-star attack, Maxwell is confident that Australia's best is good enough to take them all the way.
"You look through our line-up, we've got a team full of match winners and guys that on their day can take the game away from the opposition. I think that's what it's going to take. Any day when it's one of our players' chance to go and win us a game – if we can take that (chance) it's going to be hard for anyone to stop us."