India vs Australia: ‘I can still perform very well’, Maxwell wants to come back strong against India after IPL debacle


Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has had a horrific season in the Indian Premier League with the Kings XI Punjab this year. He is known as one of the shorter format specialists, however, he struggled for consistency throughout the tournament. Maxwell only managed 108 11-run races in the season that ended without a single maximum. He also couldn’t get a score over fifty.

The 32-year-old had a terrific run in England and against England, just before joining KXIP camp in the UAE. He had 186 points in 3 ODIs, including one of 108 winning innings in the third ODI at Old Trafford. But he suddenly lost contact in IPL.

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As he prepares for the cricket summer at home, Maxwell is confident he will return to form against India in the limited series starting November 27.

“Yeah, I’m sure you’ll be fine. I was just hitting the ball well, but wasn’t getting much of a crack. And I just look at the big picture and understand my role on the Australian side; try to put the IPL aside and think about what I need to do to prepare for each game, ”Maxwell said in a media interaction.

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“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 very well, ”he added.

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Maxwell spoke about the bad patch he had in the IPL. He said this proved to be unsatisfactory mainly because of the situation he found himself in.

“It had nothing to do with the grounds. I guess it was more to do with how much time I had left in the game most of the time. I was rebuilding or trying to pass the first ball with only a few balls left, ”said Maxwell.

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“If you don’t touch it, you’re in a bit of trouble. I don’t get too much of it. I’m still training as hard as ever and I’m still working on the right things. But I have probably come from one of the best rounds I have played in my career [at Old Trafford] not being able to free the ropes. I’m not getting too much of it, ”added the versatile Australian.



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