IPL 2021 Auction: Scott Styris Says Glenn Maxwell Unlikely To Go For Big Bucks Again

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Scott Styris (Source: Twitter)

Former New Zealand All Rounder Scott Styris has stated that it is unlikely that the Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell will go for Big money again in the IPL 2021 auction. Glenn Maxwell who had a poor outing last year had been released by Kings XI Punjab before the auction. The Australian has been struggling to find form in the last five years of IPL and apart from 2014 where he scored a lot of runs, he hasn’t been effective at all.

Kings XI Punjab bought Maxwell for whooping money of 10.75 crores in the auction last year and he just managed to score 108 runs in 11 innings at an average of 15.42 last season. There have never been doubts about the talent and potential of Maxwell, but when he never has been able to match his talent with performances which will be a major concern for him.

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Glenn Maxwell (Credits – Twitter)

Scott Styris Says It Will Be Illogical If Maxwell Goes for Big Bucks

Scott Styris has stated that it will be illogical if any franchise is ready to pay big bucks for Maxwell in the IPL 2021 auction when asked about Maxwell. He also told that any franchise that goes for Maxwell above 10 crores should have only rocks in their head stating how much Maxwell has never repaid the faith in the IPL for the past five years. He also mentioned Maxwell not being able to hit a single six throughout last years’ IPL which is not good signs.

The answer is if anybody pays anything close to that sort of 10-crore mark, they have got rocks in their head. It is that simple. We all know how good a player he is, that is not the question. The talent is there but the talent has outweighed the actual performances we have seen from Glenn Maxwell,” said Scott Styris on Star Sports

So, I think at some stage and we are well past that, you have got to start paying for the actual performance that you get and for Glenn Maxwell it is not that much. Did he not hit a single six throughout the whole of the IPL and that’s not what you play such big money for,” added Styris.

Scott Styris
Scott Styris. [Credits: Twitter]

Maxwell Might Be Good At Base Price

Scott Styris also mentioned that Glenn Maxwell should not be bought for a price more than his base price which seems to be of a higher amount of risk now. He also advised that the franchise ready to pick him up for higher prices should be prepared to face the consequences too.

“I think there will be someone who takes a chance on Maxwell but it should only be something like base price. And you hope you strike lightning in a bottle and you get lucky and that he is in good form and he somehow manages to turn around what has been a pretty disappointing five or six years in the IPL,” said Styris.

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Glenn Maxwell [Photo-IPLT20]
Glenn Maxwell is truly a match-winner on his day, but the thing is that he struggles to find form most of the time.

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