IPL 2021: Glenn Maxwell was launched by Kings XI Punjab forward of the public sale.
Australia’s Glenn Maxwell was picked up for a whopping 14.25 crore by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on the Indian Premier League 2021 public sale after an intense bidding warfare with Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK). He got here into the public sale at a base value of Rs. 2 crore. Maxwell, who had a disappointing season in IPL 2020 the place he managed simply 108 runs from 13 matches, has a formidable total report within the IPL of 1505 runs from 83 video games at a strike fee of 154.67. He was launched by Punjab Kings forward of the public sale. He has been a mainstay within the Australian limited-overs set-up and has 1687 runs from 67 T20Is along with 6581 runs total from 301 T20s at 27.19 and a strike fee of 152.05.
Maxwell has loved an excellent run of kind lately as properly, hitting 66, 37 and 70 within the Massive Bash League for Melbourne Stars.
Maxwell’s big-hitting skill and his success in India in earlier IPL seasons had been components behind groups bidding for him aggressively.
Lastly, for RCB, Maxwell was a substitute for Moeen Ali, one other big-hitting all-rounder whom they’d launched forward of the public sale.
RCB had gone into the public sale with a wage cap of Rs. 35.4 crore. With the likes of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers of their midst, Maxwell’s addition will solely bolster their batting line-up.
RCB had additionally launched Maxwell’s good friend and long-time Australia teammate Aaron Finch forward of the public sale. Nevertheless, Maxwell is unlikely to switch Finch on the high of the order although the Australian has performed as an opener earlier than.