Smith refused to be drawn on their conversation, noting that Maxwell's poor recent ODI record had played a big part in his omission.
Joe Root looks to have recovered from the virus which so affected him during the final Ashes Test and is set to be fit for the first one-day worldwide against Australia. After a humiliating Ashes series against Australia, the visitors will be trying their level best to notch their game standards.
However, he has made great strides with the white ball, and Morgan said: "He has been brilliant for us".
Next summer's tournament on home soil presents a golden opportunity for England to secure their first major 50-over global success, but they go into Sunday's Gillette Series opener against Australia in Melbourne ranked fourth in the format.
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Stokes is waiting to learn if he will be charged and the star all-rounder missed the Ashes as a effect, with England losing the Test series 4-0 in his absence.
"Joe is good and should be fit to play tomorrow", Morgan said. The absence of Glenn Maxwell from the one-day squad provoked much debate, then the man preferred to him, Chris Lynn, pulled out injured and his replacement created nearly as much debate again: a recall for the 34-year-old Cameron White. Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, and David Willey have all joined up with the squad after spells in the Big Bash.
James Vince will slightly reassess his approach after a lean Ashes series, but doesn't believe below-par performances from England's batsmen should end Test careers.
Australia will be without Josh Hazlewood, who has been rested for the game in Melbourne, with AJ Tye, Jhye Richardson and Adam Zampa competing to replace him while Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh and Cameron White are battling it out for two middle-order slots.
As such, the next month provides a ideal test for a touring side with designs on the silverware - something Morgan makes no secret of harbouring.
The pillar of English pace attack Liam Plunkett said, there are plenty of new faces in the side who were not a part of the Test setup, which means, England will look to start fresh.
"A lot of our guys didn't play in the Ashes, so we're full of energy and full of beans".