MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 28: Australian coach Darren Lehmann and Glenn Maxwell of Australia look on during an Australian nets session at Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 28, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Australia coach Darren Lehmann has praised Victorian Glenn Maxwell for the way he's acted after he was fined for comments he made about state and international teammate Matthew Wade.

Maxwell was fined by Australian skipper Steve Smith after the allrounder said he was upset that he was batting behind wicketkeeper-batsman Wade in the Victorian line-up.

Despite missing the first two games of the current three-match ODI series against New Zealand, the 28-year-old has been upbeat over the past week, prompting Lehmann to praise Maxwell's response to the indiscretion.

"He's been fantastic, full credit to him, the way he's handled it and the way he's been around the group and getting prepared to play each and every game," Lehmann said.

"We've named the team quite late both times because we've only got down to the ground just before basically, so it's been a late call.

"He's missed out last minute and he's handled that really well.

"I'm really pleased the way he's gone about it, and I know the players are, the way he's dealt with it.

"For him, he's just got to be ready to play, as we say to all our squad members. If he gets his opportunity, away he goes."

Lehmann also didn't rule Maxwell out of making an appearance during the final ODI at the MCG on Friday, as the home-ground advantage may play in the Victorian's favour.

"Home track, he's a chance," Lehmann said.

"Once we see the wicket we'll have a better idea. Everyone is a chance."