Matthew Wade and Glenn Maxwell
Matthew Wade and Glenn Maxwell (Image Credits: Twitter)

Australian skipper Matthew Wade lauded all-rounder Glenn Maxwell for his outstanding batting performance during the third T20I against Team India. Matthew Wade expressed admiration for Glenn Maxwell, describing him as one of the best Australian T20 players.

Glenn Maxwell showcased destructive strokeplay, scoring his fourth T20I century in the third match in Guwahati on Tuesday, November 28. The batter guided the Australian team to a five-wicket win. He scored 104 runs off 48 balls, including eight fours and as many sixes.

Don’t Get Much Better Than That – Matthew Wade

Matthew Wade acknowledged the challenge of facing the Indian team and emphasized the importance of putting up their best performance. Wade mentioned that Maxwell had to be introduced to the bowl last over due to an injury to Kane Richardson.

“You don’t get much better than that. It was always going to take our best and probably the best player of T20 cricket we have,” Wade was quoted as saying in the post-match presentation ceremony.

“I wouldn’t say “confident” was on my mind, but we knew here we can bat in chases. When we had five overs left but unfortunately Kane Richardson hurt himself so we were one short and had to bowl Maxi,” he added.

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Hopefully We Can Take It To The Decider – Matthew Wade

The wicketkeeper-batter expressed the team’s need for a win in the next match, hoping that the younger squad members can keep the series alive until the final game. Wade mentioned that it presents an opportunity for the younger players to step up.

“We really needed this win and a lot of guys are heading home so a chance for the younger ones and hopefully we can take it to the decider with another win,” Wade further added.

The Australian cricket team kept the five-match series alive with a victory in the third T20I, with the team trailing 2-1 after three games. The fourth T20I of the ongoing series between the two teams is scheduled to be played in Raipur on Friday, December 1.

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Saikrishna Vaitla is an author at Cricketaddictor has been working since September 2022.