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GAMECHANGERS: Maxwell set for ‘Big Show’

Glen Maxwell. Australia, World T20
The 27 year-old has been Australia’s trump card coming in at number 5 in limited internationals, with a reliable off-spin and electric reactions in the field to bolster his already dynamic arsenal.

T20 cricket is all about entertainment, and when Glen Maxwell has bat in hand you can be rest assured of that.

Nicknamed the ‘Big Show’, the Victorian all-rounder on song is a sight no opposition bowler wants to see and earlier this week, Maxwell smashed career-best 75 in a spectacular run chase of 205 against the Proteas on foreign soil.

Coming in when the chips were down at 32 for 3 with the run rate under 6 an over and an asking rate of 12, Maxwell joined forces with David Warner to take the attack to Dale Steyn and company. The result a thrilling last ball win, as Aussies put themselves in as outside favourites to land their maiden World T20 title.

The 27 year-old has been Australia’s trump card coming in at number 5 in limited internationals, with a reliable off-spin and electric reactions in the field to bolster his already dynamic arsenal. Maxwell played a crucial role in last year’s World Cup on home soil, as he powered the Aussies to a record 5th World title smashing 2 fifties and a century along the way.

But wait, that is not it! Maxwell saves his appetite for runs while batting on Indian soil, after all it was his exploits in the IPL that made him a permanent fixture in the Aussie ranks. It was in IPL-7, a year after he became the top buy at the auction at a million dollars, did he take to the league like a fish to water. Suddenly, like a bolt from the blue, the Kings XI Punjab from rank outsiders emerged as firm favourites for the title, as Maxwell went on a devastating run.

The burly all-rounder smashed 4 fifties, which including 3 dismissals in the 90s as Punjab made their best-ever finish as Runner’s-up with Maxwell bagging the MVP award. Well, the Big Show is back in India, and with a penchant for scoring runs on flat decks – he is undoubtedly one of the ‘Gamechangers’ of this World T20.

 

 

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