“I just try to limit the boundary balls” – Glenn Maxwell on his bowling role
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell expresses that he always enjoys to play the part-time role in bowling and looks to continue his role in the upcoming ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.
Spin is required to assume a far greater role in England, especially with warm climate estimate for the early summer, so Maxwell can see himself assuming a greater job behind pro spinners Nathan Lyon and Adam Zampa.
“Try not to get hit for six most of the time,” Maxwell said facetiously on his job with the ball. “For me, I assume, a great deal of the time that I bowl, I just try to limit the boundary balls. For whatever length of time that I’m doing that, in the event that they hit some great shots off my bowling, I’m not too fazed. In case I’m constraining the boundary balls and giving myself the most obvious opportunity to squeeze a couple of dot balls, bowl two or three tight overs, it might create a bit of pressure at the other end.”
Maxwell played an outstanding role with his bowling in Australia’s last two series win against India and Pakistan. He always came at the middle overs and restricted the runs as well as took some crucial wickets at the right moment. After these two series, he flew to England instead of playing Indian Premier League (IPL) for a better World Cup preparation. There he took wickets in every match for Lancashire.
“To have that proceed into my time at Lancashire, where I got a lot of time at the bowling crease, you get that rhythm, you get this show on the road that vibe of the ball turning out consistently,” the 30-year old all-rounder said.
“You need that as a part-time bowler, to have that consistency of time at the crease and get a couple of the cobwebs out, I assume.”
Australia will play two warm-up matches against England and Sri Lanka on May 25 and May 27 before they start their World Cup campaign against Afghanistan on June 1 in Bristol.