India vs Australia: ‘I can still perform really well’, Maxwell eager to come back strong against India after IPL debacle – cricket
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell had a horrendous season in the Indian Premier League with the Kings XI Punjab this year. He is known as one of the shortest format specialists, yet he fought for consistency throughout the tournament. Maxwell had just 108 runs in 11 innings in the season that ended without a single high. He also couldn’t get a score of more than fifty.
The 32-year-old had a great career in and against England, just before joining KXIP’s camp in the United Arab Emirates. He had 186 races in 3 ODIs, including a 108-race winning entry in the third ODI at Old Trafford. But suddenly he lost touch in IPL.
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As he prepares for the summer of cricket at home, Maxwell is confident of returning to form against India in the limited overs series, which begins on November 27.
“Yes, I am sure we will be fine. He was just hitting the ball well, but he wasn’t getting much crack. And I just look at the big picture and understand my role within the Australian team; trying to put the IPL aside and think about what I need to do to prepare for each game, ”Maxwell said in a media interaction.
“Y [I] 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, ”he added.
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Maxwell talked about the bad streak he had in the IPL. He stated that it turned out to be unsatisfactory mainly due to the situation in which he intervened.
“It had nothing to do with the pitches at all. I guess it had more to do with the amount of time I was left in the game most of the time. I was either rebuilding or trying to get past the first ball with only a couple of balls left, ”Maxwell said.
“If you don’t hit him, you’re in little trouble. I don’t get too much out of him. I keep training as hard as ever and I keep working on the right things. But I’m coming off possibly one of the best innings I’ve played in my career. [at Old Trafford] not being able to clear the strings. I don’t get too much out of it, ”added the Australian.