Melbourne: Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell believes that the lingering disappointment over the postponed tour of Bangladesh is the reason why he has had a poor start to his domestic season.
The tour was postponed for security reasons and a very different side was put on paper for the series against New Zealand thereafter.
"(The Bangladesh postponement) probably affected me more mentally than anything else. I was pretty upset I was missing out on an opportunity to play for my country and really put a good step forward," Maxwell was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au on Sunday.
"After playing so well in the one-dayers in England I was really looking forward to taking that into the Tests, to have that series ripped away from me and the squad to change when we got back to Australia was pretty upsetting," he added.
"It probably affected me too much, because it affected the way I played the game and the way I went about it. It didn't reflect too well on myself ... and it showed in my results as well. Since the Shield stuff has started I've tried to put that all behind me ... almost start from the bottom rung and work my way back up."
Maxwell scored 78 runs at 15.6 in the Matador One-Day Cup, in a tournament that also saw the 27-year-old suspended for Victoria's clash with Tasmania after missing a compulsory training session.