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Maxwell has been part of many IPL teams because of his inconsistency: Gautam Gambhir

April 7, 2021

Written By,

Payel Gosh

Gautam Gambhir has reckoned that Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been discouraging throughout the IPL. He further added that it is the reason why he has played for so many franchises in the Indian Premier League. The former left-handed batsman went on to add that franchisees continue to invest more and more in him because he performs well for Australia and is considered an X-factor in the playing XI.

Notably, the hard-hitting Australian all-rounder managed to score only 108 runs in 13 games for Punjab Kings last year. The 32-year-old could not even hit a single six in the 13th edition, which was played in the UAE. Maxwell twitched off his lousy form soon after the conclusion of IPL 2020. The Australian batsman put up an outstanding show against India in white-ball matches. In the three ODI series, he slammed 167 runs at an average of 83.50 and a strike rate of 194.18.

After being released by KL Rahul's Punjab Kings ahead of the IPL 2021 mini-auction, Maxwell was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for a whopping amount of Rs 14.25 crore.

RCB will be Maxwell's fourth IPL franchise since his debut in 2012

This is going to be his fourth IPL franchise since he made his debut in the tournament in 2012. Glenn Maxwell's IPL journey started with Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals). He could just score six runs in 2 games for the franchise before being signed up by Mumbai Indians in the year 2013. For MI, Maxwell scored 36 runs in three matches before being released.

In 2014, Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) acquired his services, and Maxwell enjoyed his most prolific season to date. The 32-year-old amassed 552 runs and helped the team make it to the final for the first time. But since then, Glenn Maxwell has failed to perform well. He stayed with Punjab Kings till 2017 before the franchise parted ways with him. In 2018, Delhi Capitals signed the Australian all-rounder once again but released him after just one season following his poor performance with the bat. In 2020, Punjab Kings also re-signed him, but the decision failed miserably. Glenn Maxwell endured his worst IPL season as he scored only 108 runs in 13 matches.

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Written By,

Payel Gosh