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NSW move won't help Maxwell: Haddin, Clark

AAP logoAAP 6/12/2016 Warren Barnsley

Glenn Maxwell should give up his ambition to move to NSW, according to two high-profile former Blues, who say he would struggle to claim his desired batting position.

Seeking to reinvigorate his career, the under-fire allrounder looked to join NSW from Victoria ahead of the 2016-17 domestic season.

But the move failed, reportedly after his state blocked it.

Cricket NSW chief executive Andrew Jones remains open to bringing in the limited-overs specialist - even with his public dissatisfaction over his treatment by the Bushrangers.

But former Test wicketkeeper Brad Haddin, who played 184 first-class matches for the Blues, warned both parties against the idea.

"We've got a lot of young kids coming through. I don't think he'll fit with us, to be perfectly honest," Haddin told Sky Sports Radio on Tuesday.

As well as Test batsmen Steve Smith and Nic Maddinson, the Blues have Kurtis Patterson, Peter Nevill, Moises Henriques, Ryan Carters and Ryan Gibson competing for middle-order spots.

Maxwell drew the ire of Australia's hierarchy when he described as "painful" being made to bat below national teammate Mathew Wade at No.6 in the Sheffield Shield for Victoria.

A day after being fined for the comment, Maxwell was left out of Australia's one-day international series opener against New Zealand on Sunday.

Haddin said Maxwell's would be the wrong attitude to take to a new team.

"You don't tell the captain where you want to bat," Haddin said.

"You come to a state saying, 'I want to be part of a winning team and make a difference to winning comps'."

Haddin backed Victorian coach Andrew McDonald, who controversially left Maxwell out of the side's Sheffield Shield opener in October, to help him.

Clark also doubted Maxwell would be able to claim a spot in the top four of a talent-laden NSW batting line-up.

"NSW have a truckload of players," Clark, who took 94 Test wickets for Australia and 393 first-class wickets for NSW, told Sky Sports Radio.

"If he wants to move states and he wants an opportunity, then he needs to find somewhere he can bat in the top four, which he wants to do.

"And I don't think that's NSW."

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