RCB shared a picture of Glenn Maxwell batting in what seemed like a practice match.© RCB/Twitter
Glenn Maxwell is one of the biggest hitters going around in cricket these days. 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 Kings XI Punjab, now called Punjab Kings. That was also the last time, the Punjab team made it to the playoffs. But all in all, Maxwell’s return in the IPL has been a bit disappointing. He has played 82 IPL 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 didn’t stop Royal Challengers Bangalore splashing the cash on him in the IPL auction.
RCB acquired the services of Maxwell for a whopping Rs 14.25 crore after a bidding war with Chennai Super Kings.
On Tuesday, RCB’s official Twitter handle posted a picture of Maxwell in the team’s colours batting in what seems like a practice match.
— 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
That’s actually the most exciting part of IPL 14.
Maxi in RCB colours
— (@TheJafferImam) April 6, 2021
— THE ROCKSTAR (@VivJonty) April 6, 2021
The most awaited pic of the season
— Ambrish Upadhyay (@Ambrish22143670) April 6, 2021
Like Maxwell, RCB too have struggled to really make a name for themselves in the tournament. 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 fire the team to its maiden IPL title.
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