Glenn Maxwell has denied suggestions of a rift with Steve Smith and intends to catch up with the Australia captain to address comments made about his omission from the one-day squad to face England.
Smith last week publicly criticised Maxwell's training standards and implored the Victorian to ditch the "funky" stuff when explaining the non-selection.
Headlining a group of middle-order contenders to replace the injured Chris Lynn (calf), Maxwell strengthened his claims by belting an exhilarating 60 in the Melbourne Stars' eight-wicket BBL loss to the Adelaide Strikers on Tuesday.
Whether his knock will be enough for him to earn a recall to the national team remains to be seen.
"I'll address that [Smith's comments] with Steven personally," Maxwell said.
"I'll sit down with Steve when he gets to Melbourne and have a chat with him.
"We get along really well, we've got a good friendship.
"He's only trying to get the best out of me as the Australian skipper — there's not much you can say to the guy who's second-best to the Don.
"I'll listen to him and do my best to get on his right side and do everything I can to play for Australia."
Victorious Strikers captain and Australian squad member Travis Head said he knew Maxwell was disappointed at being overlooked.
"I played golf with him in the morning so I know he's disappointed," said Head, whose explosive 53 steered the Strikers to safety.
"He's not in at the minute. We'll have to see what happens.
"He batted beautifully … he was looking dangerous and it was nice to get him out with a couple of overs to spare.
"He showed tonight how high quality he is."