Glenn Maxwell, the Australian swashbuckling middle-order batsman, is aiming to make a comeback into the Australian One-day International set-up as a genuine all-rounder.
Maxwell last represented the five-time world champions in the 50-over format during the 2019 World Cup in England. The swashbuckling middle-order batsman endured a horror time in the quadrennial event as he managed just 177 runs at an average of 22.13, post which he was dropped from the set-up.
Maxwell, who featured in Australia’s triumphant 2015 World Cup campaign as an all-rounder, is now working hard on his bowling in order to become a viable 7-8 over option for Aaron Finch.
”I’ve done a lot of work on my bowling in the time away, trying to be that genuine allrounder where I can bowl upwards of six, seven, eight overs a game to really take the load off the quicks and the front-line spinner if we do play one,” Glenn Maxwell told ESPNCricinfo.
“I want to go back to that 2015 year when I was the sole spinner and I was relied heavily upon, to be able to get back that string to my bow where I’m bowling a lot of consistent overs and helping the team out wherever I can,” he further added.
Glenn Maxwell focussed on performing the role of a finisher for Australia in T20I cricket
Maxwell last played an international game for Australia back in October where he smashed a brilliant 28-ball 62 against the touring Sri Lankans. The all-rounder then proceeded to take a break from the game to address his mental health issues.
Maxi, however, returned in cracking form as he went to lighten up the Big Bash League with his outrageous strokeplay. The right-hander, when asked about his role in the Australian T20 side, said that he has been in constant touch with skipper Aaron Finch and he is likely to mold himself into a role of a finisher.
“[I’ve been] really working with Aaron Finch and the coaching staff on my role in the side and committing to that 100 percent every time. It’s going to be more of a finishing role this time,” Glenn Maxwell stated.