Glenn Maxwell scored just 108 runs in 11 innings in IPL 2020 with a best of 32. With the limited-overs against India coming up, the Australian all-rounder is planning a comeback. The Big Bash League which follows the series against India gives him two back-to-back chances of registering a good comeback. In an interaction with ESPN Cricinfo, Glenn Maxwell opened up on how he plans to play the India series and the BBL thereafter.
Maxwell reckoned his lean run in the IPL was largely down to the situations he batted in.
“I suppose it was more to do with the amount of time I had left in the game most of the times. I was either rebuilding or trying to go from ball one with only a couple of balls left. If you don’t hit it, you’re in a bit of trouble. I don’t take too much out of it.
Glenn Maxwell Eyeing Big Series Against India
The Australian all-rounder saidthat now that the IPL is over, he is trying t understand his role for he Australian side and play accordingly. He sounded confident in his response saying that when the time comes he believes that he can execute his skills.
“I am just looking at the bigger picture and understanding my role within the Australian side; trying to put the IPL aside and think about… what I need to do to get ready for every game. And [I] just know that I’m doing the right things and that when the time comes, when I need it, I can still perform really well” said Glenn Maxwell.
Two days after the end of the third ODI against India the BBL season will begin. Maxwell, who will be leading the Melbourne Stars said that the new BBL rules fascinate him. The new rules were criticised by former Aussie all-rounder Shane Watson calling it a gimmick.
Glenn Maxwell further that the new rules will give him an opportunity to show the tactical side of his captaincy.
“It’s a different way of playing the game. It’s not going to be the traditional T20. For me personally, I find it exciting to show the tactical side of the game and it’s a good opportunity for teams to show their technical nous and find ways to get ahead of the game.”
He concluded by speaking on the challenges the new rules bring for the respective captains of the clubs. He said that the new rules change the dimensions of the game and its not the traditional T20 game anymore.
“It’s going to be hard work for captains to implement them as well as they can to get an advantage on the rest of the competition and that presents a good challenge for teams to have good squad depth to be able to use their 12th and 13th players. I think it’s exciting”.
Melbourne Stars kick off their BBL campaign against Brisbane Heat on December 11.