Dean Jones apologises to the Australian Cricket Team after their series victory over India
Jones was all praises for Glenn Maxwell’s performance throughout the series.
Updated - Mar 1, 2019 6:14 pm
Team Australia, under captain Aaron Finch, were able to clinch their first ever T20I series victory in India with an extraordinary show of batting by their explosive batsman Glenn Maxwell. Before moving into the ODI series, Australia have got the right momentum with the 2-0 triumph.
While the first match saw a nail-biting contest between the two teams, that ended with Umesh Yadav conceding 14 runs in the decisive over, the second match had Maxwell’s dominance written all over it as the power hitter remained not out at 113 off 55. His innings helped Australia cruise to victory in Bangalore. Dean Jones, who was stunned by this victory, apologized for not having enough faith in them previously.
Jones was all praises for Glenn Maxwell’s performance throughout the series and believes that Maxi is up for more responsibilities. “Glenn Maxwell puts bums on seats. His hundred on Wednesday was electrifying but what we need from him is consistency especially with the One-day series about to start. He hasn’t put two good scores back-to-back since 2015 where he hit 95, 66, 1, 88, 102, and 44 not out. We have always known that he has the game but consistency has been the problem. And he needs to bat at No. 5 in ODIs for Australia,” he wrote.
Dean Jones’ written apology to the Australian Team
Writing in his column for Times of India, the former Australian cricketer and the much controversial, Dean Jones came up with an apology to the Australian Cricket team touring India. “I have to apologize profusely to the Australian cricket team,” Jones added. “I didn’t see that coming; I didn’t think they’d be able to beat the Indians but they did it. They had a very professional, well-orchestrated performance against this very strong Indian T20 team.”
Moreover, he now believes that Australia can carry their T20I form into the ODI series and win that challenge too. “Australians, be more patient, hit the right markers and the right lines and lengths under pressure, and they should come out of it,” he concluded.