Australian theft player Aaron Finch has beaten Glenn Maxwell's teammate on his return to national cricket from his break and described him as a "three-dimensional" player.
Maxwell recently announced his availability in competitive cricket after choosing to take the time out of the sport to tackle mental health issues in October this year.
"He's obviously going to be disappointed (Maxwell) like everyone else is, but at the end of the day he just hasn't got the runs needed by a top player in a calendar cricket," Finch said during an interview with Cricket Australia.
"There is no doubt that he will come back. He is a weapon. A 3D player who can have such a huge impact. It's just a matter of time, he'll get some runs and be right back there on the frame again," he added.
Although Maxwell was eligible for selection, Australia decided not to add him to the 14-man squad for the three-match ODI series against India from 14-19 June.
"(Lyon) can still play a future track. We saw the way he won the World Cup when he got his chance," said the Aussie white-ball captain.
"Probably a change in our approach to the rotating ball on Agar, as opposed to the all-rounder mid-range, it's probably where one had to give up and unfortunately that was Nath (Lyon)."
"At the end of the day it still comes down to getting the best side to win. Probably a slightly different structure to how we did it last time, but we're still very pleased with how it looks," he added.