Royal Challengers Bangalore all-rounder Glenn Maxwell would be one of the players most in focus ahead of IPL 2021. While Glenn Maxwell remains a big-ticket player and a trump card for any team, his IPL performances have not reflected as such. Having bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping INR 14.25 crores, Maxwell responded sarcastically on his batting order.
Glenn Maxwell got released by the Kings XI Punjab ahead of IPL 2021 as he hardly justified his price of INR 10 crores paid by the franchise. The Victorian played 13 matches and managed only 108 runs without hitting a single six. Maxwell’s horror run in IPL 2020 impacted Kings XI Punjab in their death overs; hence, it decided to part ways.
Nevertheless, Maxwell found form in the subsequent Australian summer and fared well in the 2020-21 edition of Big Bash League as well. The 32-year old will accompany the likes of Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers to form a fearsome Royal Challengers Bangalore’s batting line-up. And the spin-bowling all-rounder revealed earlier that he wants to have a positive impact on whatever he does.
The key is to start the tournament well: Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell underlined that it felt nice to come out of the quarantine and highlighted a relaxed atmosphere within the group. Maxwell also credited the coaches and staff as they have been in close contact with him since the auction and clarified his role in the side. When asked about his batting position, the 32-year old answered sarcastically that he would be slotted somewhere. The Victorian hopes the Royal Challengers get off to a good start and he capitalizes on the same. He added that they must start the tournament well and maintain consistency.
“Yeah, it’s been a nice introduction, being out of quarantine after 4-5 days. It’s been really a relaxed atmosphere around the group, felt welcome here, coaches and staff have been brilliant, been in close contact since the day of the auction. It’s been really nice to have that sort of role clarity, I suppose coming to the first fixture. Somewhere in the batting order, hopefully we can get off to a good start and when I come out to bat, hope I can capitalize. The key is to start the tournament well and hopefully we can keep doing that throughout the tournament,” Maxwell told to a presenter in an interview before the match.