Glenn Maxwell Boasts Of T20I Talent In Australia Ahead Of Second Game
Australia defeated Sri Lanka in the first T20I by 134 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The T20I action will continue as the two teams will now face-off at The Gabba for the second match on October 30. A win here would mean a series victory for the home side with one game to spare.
It was pretty much the perfect game for Australia in the first T20: big runs and early wickets. Now the challenge is to do it consistently, starting again TONIGHT at the Gabba! #AUSvSL | @alintaenergypic.twitter.com/Ppgxi7nuwL— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) October 29, 2019
Glenn Maxwell boasts of Australia’s T20I talent depth
Apart from Australia’s thumping performance over the visitors in Adelaide, the Aaron Finch-led side have maintained a win percentage of 59 since last year in comparison to their overall 52. Speaking about Australia’s turnaround in the shortest format, all-rounder Glenn Maxwell said that his side has probably turned a corner in T20 cricket. The right-handed batsman also cited the reasons as to why the Australian team has been able to come up with winning performances.
While speaking to a media outlet, Maxwell said that the Australian team performance in T20I’s has improved a lot in the past two years. The 2015 World Cup-winning member also boasted about the talent depth within the line-up by saying that the present Australian side have a lot of T20 specialist players. He added that the team management have started picking T20 specialist players instead of picking players from the ODI outfit. The all-rounder also said that the present set of players have a lot of experience of leading their respective Big Bash League teams.
In the opening T20I fixture against Sri Lanka, Glenn Maxwell played a whirlwind knock of 62 from just 28 balls which included seven hits to the fence and three over it. The right-hander was involved in a 107-run partnership with David Warner who himself registered his maiden T20I century. Glenn Maxwell is set to take the field again for the upcoming encounter against the visiting Lankans.