JUSTIN Langer believes there is more to Glenn Maxwell than just a lower-order slogger who bowls some useful off-spin.

The Hampshire Royals all-rounder has earned plenty of praise from the former Test opener since arriving on the international scene with much fanfare.

“There’s a lot of ‘rah rah’ about Glenn Maxwell and that he’s a very confident sort of guy, but fundamentally he’s got a very, very good technique, he plays with a straight bat, he’s got very fast hands and he’s quite a student of the game,” said Langer, now Australia’s batting coach.

“He’s been around cricket and cricket balls since he was a little baby so he knows the game.

“He can play off the back foot, he drives well, he can hit the ball out of the park, but fundamentally he’s got a pretty good base to his game, which is a positive thing for him.

“Talking to him, he’s a cricket nut and I love that.

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