CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 06: Glenn Maxwell of Australia warms up before game two of the One Day International series between Australia and New Zealand at Manuka Oval on December 6, 2016 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Former Australian captain Allan Border believes allrounder Glenn Maxwell needs to take a step back and "get himself sorted" as he tries to earn a recall onto the international stage.

Maxwell was left out of Australia's opening two wins against New Zealand in the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy and looks set to miss out on the third and final match after Travis Head and Mitch Marsh dominated Australia's middle order this series.

Border is a big fan of Maxwell, but says in order for the big-hitter to get himself back into the Test side he needs to reassess where he's at before he can go forward again.

"Obviously there's some dramas happening in Victoria and with Glenn Maxwell himself," Border said on Inside Cricket.

"Maybe he's got to sit down and reassess where he's at: Is he the problem, or is he the one causing all the issues?

"And once he sorts all that, he's too good a player to be sitting on the sidelines. We haven't seen the best of him, particularly in red-ball cricket.

"He's got the potential to play Test cricket (again) down the line somewhere but he's got to get himself sorted out.

"Now if that means a move, he should do it and just start afresh somewhere else."

Maxwell looked to move to New South Wales right before the start of the Sheffield Shield season, but the move was blocked by Cricket Australia as it came after the deadline.

Former Test wicketkepeer Brad Haddin believes a move north of the border wouldn't help Maxwell, as he'd likely encounter similar problems for the Blues.

"I think (the) Victorians might have lost a little bit of trust in him, to be perfectly honest," Haddin said.

"So I think he needs to sit down to see if they can work it out together.

"I don't think NSW is the fit for him. He'll be behind (Kurtis) Patterson, (Nic) Maddinson and even Peter Nevill (in the batting order).

"So I don't think that's going to solve his problem."