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Can Glenn Maxwell replicate 2023 heroics in T20 World Cup? Australian teammate delivers verdict

Can Glenn Maxwell replicate 2023 heroics in T20 World Cup? Australian teammate delivers verdict

In 10 innings, Glenn Maxwell managed to score just 52 runs for RCB in IPL 2024 - a cause for concern for Australia ahead of T20 World Cup

Australia Test opener Usman Khawaja backs teammate Glenn Maxwell to fire in the upcoming T20 World Cup despite a poor IPL season. Australia will be eyeing to add another trophy to their cabinet as they head into the marquee event and Maxwell will play a crucial role in their attempt. Speaking to West Australian, Khawaja deemed Maxwell’s IPL form as irrelevant and backed the big-hitter to find his form in time.

Maxwell gets Khawaja’s backing for T20 World Cup

The IPL form is absolutely irrelevant. Maxy’s proven himself time and time again. Any player who’s performed over a long period of time understands that you can’t perform well every time you go out there,” Khawaja told the West Australian.

“You take a few risks, particularly if you bat in the middle order, and T20 cricket’s not easy.But (for this tournament) if he gets one good innings, he’s away. It doesn’t matter what’s happened in the past. He’s not going to change his game and nor should he. Just keep going. He’ll find it,” the veteran opener added.

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In 10 innings, Maxwell managed to score just 52 runs for RCB in IPL 2024. His strike rate of 120.93 is likely to ring alarm bells, considering his role as a finisher. But Australia wouldn’t be sweating over it as the team comprises of a strong batting unit who have the ability to be destructive and play conventionally.

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