Glenn Maxwell is one of the most powerful batsmen in the game today. With the exception of the 2014 season, when he amassed 552 runs in 16 matches at a strike rate of 187.75 for Kings XI Punjab, now known as Punjab Kings, he has not really set the stage alight in the Indian Premier League (IPL). That was also the Punjab team’s last appearance in the playoffs. But, on the whole, Maxwell’s return to the IPL has been a letdown. In all, he has appeared in 82 IPL matches, scoring 1,505 runs at a strike rate of 22.13. Last season, the Australian all-rounder struggled mightily in the United Arab Emirates.
In 13 matches, he scored 108 runs at an average of 15.42, struggling to hit a single six in the game. Even so, Royal Challengers Bangalore spent a lot of money on him during the IPL auction.
After a bidding war with Chennai Super Kings, RCB won Maxwell’s services for a staggering Rs 14.25 crore.
RCB’s official Twitter account shared a photo of Maxwell wearing the team’s colours and batting in what appears to be a practise match on Tuesday.
RCB supporters were ecstatic to see the Australian, with many speculating about where he will bat in the IPL 2021.
RCB has failed to make a name for themselves in the league, just like Maxwell. Despite having some of the biggest stars in world cricket, this is the case.
The combination of Maxwell and RCB could be ideal for both parties. And RCB fans will be hoping that the Australian, along with Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, will lead the team to their first IPL title.