Everything Just Went Wrong For Me During World Cup – Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell had a fabulous 2015 World Cup where he was one of the x-factors responsible for Australia’s title glory. He had three fifty-plus scores from the six innings that he batted in, including a record-breaking century. Add to this, his useful off-spin and exceptional fielding ability, Maxwell proved to be an enviable asset. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the same in the 2019 World Cup.
Ahead of the 2019 event, he even quit the Indian Premier League assignment to be fit and raring to go for the tournament. However, everything didn’t go well for the pinch-hitter, as he faced a tough time during the world cup despite being in the nice nick.
Unfortunately, cricket is a stats game – Glenn Maxwell
Speaking of the same, Glenn Maxwell quoted that he was in good mindset throughout the tournament but unfortunately, he couldn’t bag those runs, which would have solved his stats problem. He explained a couple of dismissals, which were unfortunate but still, he has to accept.(Credits – Getty)
Maxwell could garner only 177 runs at 22.2 in 10 innings, facing only 118 deliveries. He was wicketless with his off-spin although, at times, was able to at least slow the opposition.
“I have had plenty of time to think about it but I moved on pretty quickly. I just wanted to forget about it. It was frustrating. I felt as if I was hitting the ball really well when I came into the tournament, didn’t feel like the runs showed how well I was batting. So, I didn’t think it was a true reflection of how I was going. Unfortunately, cricket is a stats game and if you are not getting runs that’s the way it is.”Glenn Maxwell (Credits: Twitter)
”I just felt everything that could go wrong went wrong for me during that World Cup. I wouldn’t say it was a low point, it was still a World Cup, but a few things just didn’t quite click,” Maxwell said of the seven-week campaign.
Well, Glenn Maxwell would like to start afresh for the upcoming national stint. He is going to be a massive member of the team when Australia hosts the ICC T20I World Cup in 2020.