Glenn Maxwell has always been a hit and miss type of player for the Australian cricket team. Maxwell has played consistently for the Australian one-day team for the past year. But his spot is still not cemented as a permanent member of the team and the player is wary of the fact. Also Read - ICC's Guidelines 'Weird And Off-putting' But Health And Safety More Important: MCC Chief Kumar Sangakkara
“I have no idea if I am going to be in that World Cup squad and what number I’m going to bat”, cricket.com.au quoted Maxwell as saying. For the past two years, the 30-year-old Maxwell has been coming at number seven to bat and has been given the role of a finisher. Maxwell, who was sent at number four in the opening T20I against India, was dismissed by Yuzvendra Chahal after scoring a knock of 56 runs, but his dismissal once again raised questions about the responsibility that has been entrusted to the player. Also Read - Virat Kohli Recalls How He Earned MS Dhoni's Trust For India Captaincy, Says Becoming Skipper Not Even in my Wildest Dreams
“If I can turn those sort of innings into not out 75-ish and be consistent that way, I think I can probably go a long way to pencilling my name in for the World Cup squad and hopefully continue to do that job for the rest of this year.”
“It would have been nice to finish it off but I chose that Chahal was my time to go and I still back that as the right decision,” Maxwell said.
The Victorian batsman played a crucial knock of 56 off just 43 balls in the first T20I against India in Vizag. Umesh Yadav’s death bowling went for a toss as he undid all the good work done by fellow teammate Jasprit Bumrah as Australia edged out India by three wickets to win a last-ball thriller in the first T20I on Sunday.
The visitors were in a cruise control mode as Maxwell and D’arcy Short (37 off 37 balls) added 84 runs for the third wicket to almost seal the match,
With 14 required off the last over, Umesh was hit for a boundary each by Jhye Richardson and Pat Cummins, who had identical scores of 7 not out as they reached the target of 127 off the last delivery of the match.
(With Agency Inputs)