BIRMINGHAM (AFP) - Australia captain Aaron Finch insisted Glenn Maxwell s absence from a internet session on the eve of the arena Cup semi-final against England didn t necessarily imply he could leave out Thursday s conflict.

Maxwell has struggled to hit height shape at some stage in the sector Cup and there have been developing rumours he could be dropped for the Edgbaston semi-very last.

Maxwell, who has scored simply one hundred fifty five runs in nine innings, did not participate in Australia s elective training session in Birmingham on Wednesday.

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That improved the talk that Matthew Wade, called into the holders  squad this week to replace the injured Usman Khawaja, may be exceeded a direct vicinity in the starting line-up.

but Finch was keen to minimize any hints that the commonly large-hitting Maxwell may be axed.

"It s a simply optionally available education session. You re studying a bit too much into it," he informed reporters on Wednesday.

"Maxi is a person who 50 percentage of the time comes right down to optionally available periods. Maximum of the bowlers aren t here, Davey (Warner) isn t here. We ll name our aspect the following day at the toss, as traditional."

Pressed on his group-associates  struggles, Finch was adamant Maxwell remained a key player for Australia and subsidized the all-rounder to return suitable.

"There s runs around the corner. He d want to have scored extra however he s hitting the ball well. We recognise how negative he can be while he s in," he stated.

"His contributions in the field are up there with maximum runs stored and he got a first rate run out at Taunton against Pakistan. And the overs he s bowled had been sincerely, genuinely key overs for us too.

"What he brings to the game is a still very thrilling package."

With Maxwell s place up inside the air, Finch found out he will take his thoughts off the cricket via watching animated youngsters s film  The Queen s Corgi  on the night time earlier than the match.

Finch can be all commercial enterprise as soon as the semi-very last receives underway however, with Australia chasing an 8th world Cup final look.

Australia are bidding for a 6th global Cup title after winning 4 of the final five versions.

asked why Australia thrive extra than other teams underneath strain, Finch said: "international Cups are very unique and they convey out the high-quality in players. That s why Australia have a totally wealthy records in global Cups.

"prevailing four of the last 5 (global Cups) is a fantastic success. We re complete of self assurance going into this recreation, however England were front runners in one-day cricket for the final four years.

"it will come down to whoever holds their nerve and whoever holds their half-chances."