Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell will turn out for his fourth IPL franchise in the upcoming edition of the lucrative league. After Kings XI Punjab released him following a forgettable outing in IPL 2020, Royal Challengers Bangalore shelled out an enormous INR 14.25 crores. The Victorian believes that his performances will take care of themselves and hopes to contribute in the leadership front too.
Glenn Maxwell’s best IPL season to date was back in 2014 when he produced 552 runs for Kings XI Punjab in 16 matches, keeping a strike rate of 187.76. On the contrary, the right-handed batsman managed only 108 runs last year in 13 fixtures at 15.43, maintaining an awful strike rate of 101.89 without hitting a single six. As a result, his team struggled several times to find that flourish in the death.
But Maxwell roared back to form in the subsequent Australian summer, striking impactful innings in the three ODIs against India. The 32-year old also performed decently in the Big Bash League, hammering 379 runs in 14 matches at a healthy strike rate of 143.56 with three fifties.
I think its my 22nd trip to India: Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell believes that his performance will take care of themselves and wants to positively influence the team, especially helping out captain Virat Kohli in the leadership aspect. The Victorian conceded that being his 22nd trip to India, he has the experience and wishes to use that to help out the youngsters. Maxwell also expressed excitement at playing alongside Kohli and AB De Villiers, having featured against them quite a bit.
“I think my performances will take care of themselves. I want to have a positive influence of everything I do, be it attitude, helping out around the team, leadership wise helping out Virat when he needs it. I suppose with my experience, I think its my 22nd trip to India… so with that sort of experience you have got to help out the rest of the group. It’s been a long time dream of playing alongside Kohli and de Villiers. Obviously having known them very well off the field, played against them fair bit but finally I got to play in the same team,” Maxwell said in an interview posted by RCB on its Youtube channel.