IPL 2020: Kings XI Punjab suffered their fifth defeat in IPL 2020, against the Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday. The team is facing several issues. However, one of the main issues is the form of the Australian allrounder Glenn Maxwell. Maxwell has not been in any sort of form in IPL 2020. He has scored only 48 runs in six matches and has not attempted to play any big shot at any stage.
In the match against SRH, Maxwell had a lot of overs to play and had to just support Nicholas Pooran at the other end, who was going all guns blazing. However, he failed to judge a single and was surprised by the direct hit from Priyam Garg. Virender Sehwag is bamboozled by Maxwell’s another failure and he has now questioned his credentials. (IPL 2020)
“Don’t know what sort of a platform Glenn Maxwell needs to explode. He came in early (against Sunrisers Hyderabad) after Punjab lost two batsmen quickly. A lot of overs were left this time, but he failed. Earlier, he didn’t have pressure (batting in the death overs in previous matches), yet he got out without performing,” he said while speaking to Cricbuzz.
IPL 2020: Virender Sehwag is surprised by Glenn Maxwell’s price tag.
Glenn Maxwell has never got going in the last few seasons of the IPL. He last hit a half-century in IPL 2016. In IPL 2018, Delhi spent 9 crores INR to secure his services. This time around, KXIP bought him for Rs 10.75 crore. Virender Sehwag is surprised why teams still go for him despite his repeated failures.
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“I can’t quite understand his mindset because it’s been the same story every year. He gets sold in the auction for a hefty price but the result remains the same. Yet, people (franchises) run after him. This is something I don’t understand,” the former India cricketer added. Sehwag even went on to say that, Glenn Maxwell’s price tag will definitely come down to Rs 1-2 crore next year due to his string of low scores over the years.
“In the next auction, I think his price will drop from 10 crores to somewhere around Rs. 1-2 crores which is what it should be. It has to be kept in mind that he scored his last half-century in 2016. Today, he was only required to give Pooran some company. If he could just stay at the other end of the pitch, Pooran might have won KXIP the match. In the end, Pooran was left alone and got dismissed,” he concluded. (IPL 2020)