The flamboyant Australian all-rounder, Glenn Maxwell is one of the biggest hitters in world cricket in recent times. However, he has not really set the stage alight in the Indian Premier League (IPL), barring the 2014 season where he amassed 552 runs in 16 matches at a strike rate of 187.75 for Punjab Kings. That was also the last time, the Punjab team made it to the playoffs.
In his IPL career so far, Glenn Maxwell has played 82 matches in total, scoring 1,505 runs at an average of 22.13. Last season saw the Australian all-rounder struggling big time in the UAE. He scored just 108 runs in 13 matches at an average of 15.42, failing to hit even a single six in the entire tournament. But that still he managed to churn out huge amount of money from the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL auction.
RCB acquired the services of Maxwell for a whopping ₹14.25 crores after a bidding war with Chennai Super Kings. On Tuesday, RCB’s official Twitter handle posted a picture of Maxwell in the team’s colors batting in one of their practice matches.
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) April 6, 2021
RCB fans were thrilled to see the Australian, many conjecturing as to where he will come out to bat during IPL 2021.
Open the innings with Virat Kohli 🤘
— Naveen (@LoveNeedsMoney9) April 6, 2021
Nice to See maxi im excited to See him🔥🔥
— Syed Faizan (@SyedFai55150378) April 6, 2021
— THE ROCKSTAR (@VivJonty) April 6, 2021
Like Maxwell, RCB too has struggled to really make a name for themselves in the tournament as they haven’t managed to win the title despite reaching the final thrice. This despite boasting some of the biggest names in international cricket.
The union of Maxwell and RCB could just be the perfect fit for both parties. And RCB fans will be hoping the Australian along with superstars like Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers can guide the team to its maiden IPL title.