ICC T20 World Cup 2022: "Glenn Maxwell Allows Others To Do Their Job Well, Don't Want Him To Change Too Much" - Andrew McDonald

Updated - 20 Oct 2022, 08:21 PM

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell. Image: ICC

The Australian Cricket Team is going through a bit of a rough patch at the moment. Their series defeat against India and England has raised question marks over their preparation for the marquee tournament. Glenn Maxwell’s form has been a concern as the all-rounder hasn’t been able to play impactful innings.

The defending champions have a stern task on their hands, as no team has won back-to-back titles nor has any team won a T20 World Cup on their home soil. Australia would be hoping that the team peaks at the right time as they are already placed in a precarious group that consists of England, New Zealand (Sri Lanka, and one more team from Qualifiers).

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell (Image Credit: Getty)

Andrew McDonald on Glenn Maxwell

The Australian Head Coach was having an interaction with cricket.com.au and was asked about Glenn Maxwell. “We don’t want him to change too much. His preparation is really good and we feel like the runs will come. In T20s, batters’ form ebbs and flows,” said McDonald.

“He allows others to do their job well, albeit he probably hasn’t performed the way he would like at the moment, but you sense it’s just around the corner,” he added

Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis (Image Credits: Twitter)
Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis (Image Credits: Twitter)

“Since we’ve shifted to playing seven batters and four frontline bowlers – we like to consider ‘Maxi’ a frontline bowler but he probably doesn’t get put in that discussion. The flexibility he gives us as a second spinner is fantastic,” he concluded.

Glenn Maxwell’s Form A Worry

Glenn Maxwell would be well aware of his form as the batter is not getting significant runs on the board. Maxwell didn’t have a good T20 World Cup 2021 and since that it has been a topsy-turvy phase for him. It looks as if Maxwell is trying a bit too hard due to which his natural game is getting hampered.

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell. Image: Twitter

Australia should try to use him as a floater. The team already has a lot of pinch hitters present who can do the job for the team at the back end of the innings. The fans would be hoping that they get to see their old Maxwell who used to dominate the terms in the upcoming T20 World Cup.

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