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'We're used to such kind of pace' – Maxwell says no need to fear Archer and Wood
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'We're used to such kind of pace' – Maxwell says no need to fear Archer and Wood

Glenn Maxwell feels Australia have nothing to worry about when they come up against Jofra Archer and Mark Wood at Lord's on Tuesday.

Maxwell believes Australia’s top order will be more comfortable facing fast bowling than anything else in the mega-event.

"I think they'll be more excited by that (Archer and Wood's speed) than someone bowling 120s (kph, 74 mph)," Maxwell said.

"That sort of pace suits our batting line-up a bit more -- a bit more pace on the ball and something we're a bit more used to.

"It's a challenge we're up for," he added. "We certainly get enough practice in the nets, that's for sure."

Yet Maxwell, ahead of England's group game against Sri Lanka, termed Archer as a ‘hell of an athlete’ and a ‘quality package’.

‘Warne slams Australia’s conservative approach’

Australia proved too much for Bangladesh after smashing 381-5 at Trent Bridge on Thursday, with David Warner's 166 off 147 balls seeing him topping the batting charts in World Cup.

Maxwell added firepower to Australia’s innings with a stunning 32 off 10 balls, before he fell short of his ground in a mix-up with Usman Khawaja.

Warner took 110 balls to reach three figures but Australia great Shane Warne wasn’t impressed by their ‘conservative’ approach in a series of posts on Twitter.

"Ps I still believe Australia can challenge India & England for the World Cup trophy, but not with this game style or batting order," Warne said.

"Awesome from Maxwell & a stunning 100 from Warner too. Khawaja doing great, but ridiculous he didn't run," added the former leg-spinner.

"Why wasn't this happening 20 overs ago? As I said in previous tweets, Aust has the firepower but have decided to play conservatively till the last 10 overs! Why?"

But Maxwell, when told about Warne's tweets, said: "I think we went at 13s (runs per over) for the last 14 overs so I don't think we went that bad."

Warner said he had always respected Warne’s views but it is about going out and putting the best effort.

"I always respect what Warne says," he said. "For us it's about going out there and doing the best we can.

"And whether or not we're batting slow or fast, I think you're going to get some form of criticism somewhere."

Warner added: "But I felt the way we batted today (Thursday), we tried to take it as deep as we did and we ended up getting 380.

"That's just the way we’re playing at the moment and we can only adapt to the conditions that are in front of us."