Justin Langer terms Glenn Maxwell’s form as a concern
Glenn Maxwell failed in both the warm-up matches prior to the ODI series.
Updated - Jun 10, 2018 5:22 pm
Glenn Maxwell has been one of the most explosive batsmen Australia have ever produced. However, he has the propensity to tread the attacking approach while batting and throwing his wicket away owing to which he has faced the wrath of elimination on quite a few occasions. Recently, he has been given a chance of redemption with a place in the ODI and T20I team for Australia’s tour of England.
His recent form has been shambolic, to say the least, He scored only 169 runs in 12 matches for the Delhi Daredevils in the IPL 2018. His tour of England has started on a shambolic note as well. The visitors played a couple of warm-up matches versus Sussex and Middlesex and Maxwell drooped in both of them. Quite justifiably, Justin Langer is concerned by his form but believes that he can make a strong statement very soon.
Langer concerned but impressed with Maxwell
“He is (a worry) but that said I have been super impressed with Glenn Maxwell, his preparation has been literally outstanding. I would be very surprised if he doesn’t get a very big score very soon. There’s been a lot of talk about Glenn Maxwell but I have been incredibly impressed with the way he goes about his business and even the way he has been batting in the nets,” Langer, the newly appointed head of the national team, was quoted as saying by Yahoo.
Langer also put forth the importance of having Ricky Ponting as the support staff. ‘Punter’ was earlier selected to assist Langer in his first assignment as the coach. “To have the influence of someone like Punter is gold. If he keeps preparing well and keeps trusting his preparation it is not far until he becomes an absolute star,” the former Australian left-handed batsman added.
Australia will play their first ODI on June 13 at the Kennington Oval in London. Cardiff, Nottingham, Chester-Le-Street, Manchester and Birmingham are the other venues for the One Dayers. The one-off T20I will be staged in Birmingham.