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Yuzvendra Chahal Shares Strategy MS Dhoni Planned Against Glenn Maxwell

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Yuzvendra Chahal after dismissing Glenn Maxwell. (Photo/Bikas Das)

Glenn Maxwell is one of the most exciting batsmen in the world today. The Australian can play outrageous shots that create a big headache for the opposition captains. Yuzvendra Chahal although has enjoyed a fair bit of success against the destructive Australian batsman. Chahal made Maxwell his bunny during the 2017 ODI series between India and Australia.

Chahal dismissed Maxwell in the first three ODIs and opening T20 match as he dominated the Australian during that series. The leg-spinner recently explained how he managed to keep Maxwell quiet and picked his wicket regularly. Yuzvendra Chahal credited MS Dhoni who managed to out-think Glenn Maxwell as Chahal followed his plan to perfection.


Chahal said, “I always tried to bowl outside the stumps to Glenn Maxwell. I also tried to keep mix-up my deliveries. I would mostly bowl to him outside the stumps, and sometimes I would bowl to him in the middle. The plan between me and Mahi bhai was to bowl to him outside the stumps. I knew he was about to charge on my bowl, so I bowled this one even further outside the off stump”.

“Maxwell was lacking patient in this series. He was always trying to attack me, and he would start hitting shots against me. So I spoke to Mahi bhai, what to do. So Mahi bhai said, ‘we will mix-up the deliveries. We will not show him that we are about to bowl to him outside off-stump so that it will create chances to get him out’,” the bowler added. Maxwell kept getting out on my deliveries. I have also dismissed him a few times in the IPL”, Chahal said in an interaction with teammates Mayank Agarwal and Kuldeep Yadav on BCCI website.

Maxwell is known to hit big shots against the spinners but Chahal has always had the edge over him. The Indian spinner has time and time again outfoxed him and sent him to the pavilion.

Meanwhile, Yuzvendra Chahal overall has dismissed Glenn Maxwell four times in ODIs and twice in T20Is. In the IPL playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, he has managed to dismiss Maxwell thrice.