Australias Glenn Maxwell ‘Big Show has unveiled that he will modify his batting style a bit during his return to Australias One-Day International team.
In the recent past, he had been a crucial cog in Australias ODI squad. The 28-year-old cricketer had a tumultuous year and was been out of the squad for the tri-series in the Caribbean mid-year.
Maxwell on Thursday revealed, I changed a few things slightly technically and slightly mentally as well. More so the way I look at the game and the way I start my innings and I think thats going to be a big change heading into this innings and make sure I get into the game, not throw it away too early.”
He further added, I thought I might have been a chance (for Adelaide), the way I batted in my first game back at the MCG against the reverse-swinging ball against Queensland. I thought that was a really good sign of the improvements Ive made in my defence, technique and the way I leave the ball. I know one score doesnt show it enough but I thought with a good record backing it up as well. To not get picked was a little bit disappointing but theres plenty of Tests on the radar.”
Showing his disappointment of batting at No.6, Maxwell admitted, Thats probably a little bit painful at times. I think probably batting below the wicketkeeper is also a bit painful as well. I think the wicketkeeper should be batting at seven unless youre trying to squeeze an extra bowler into your line-up.”
The big show concluded, Ive been just trying to bat wherever I can and trying to make as many runs as I can. I got a hundred from No.8 from Victoria so there is always opportunities to get runs wherever you are in the order but the way the Vics have been going youre generally coming in trying to set a total up or trying to win the game with not many runs to get.”