IPL 2024
Bengaluru batting coach McKenzie backs Glenn Maxwell to bounce back
By SMCS - Mar 29, 2024 12:15 pm
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Veteran all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has only played six balls in two IPL matches and scored three runs as well, but Bengaluru batting coach Neil McKenzie believes that he will find his rhythm sooner rather than later. Maxwell is likely to step up in his next game as well.

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell was frustrated with his dismissal

“You know, that’s cricket. It’s up and down. It’s only two games. We know with Maxie, he’s going to win us a couple of games. “He has made a slower start to the tournament, but we know that he’s going to win games for us later on in the tournament,” McKenzie said in the pre-match press conference.

“It’s not a case of when that will happen. You’re still in early stages (of IPL). In the high-octane T20 cricket, you know, your fortunes change pretty quickly, you know, they change overnight,” he further added.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

He was also happy to see elite batter Virat Kohli score a match-winning fifty against Punjab in Bengaluru a few days ago as well.

“Virat has been an unbelievable performer for so long. It was a privilege to sit and watch (his fifty). I think just the way he sums up conditions, the way he sort of knows who’s going to bowl what has been one of our if not the best batter for a very long time. So, it was really good to see him hitting the ground running and play a really important knock for the side after that two months of no cricket. So, you can always trust him to put the team first,” concluded McKenzie.