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Maxwell looks to replicate his floating role in the upcoming World Cup


Australian hard-hitting batsman Glenn Maxwell looks to repeat his same success as a floating role in the upcoming World Cup that played a big contribution to led Australia to win their fifth World Cup title in the previous World Cup in 2015.

Maxwell batted at no. 7 at the start of the year and smashed some quick-fire innings against India to establish him as the perfect batsman for that position. Since then, he batted at every position including three, four, five, six, seven in the middle order according to the match situations. He was also in superb form in the recent series against Pakistan scoring 258 runs in 4 innings at the average of 64.50 and in most of the innings he batted at six or seven number position.

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“I joked about this however when it moves beyond about the fifteenth over and we’re none down, I put them (his pads) on and simply hold up there. Be that as it may, I by and large work with ‘JL’ (Justin Langer), simply continue asking him what he needs from me, and it’ll get to a point where he’ll state ‘Go put them on’,” Maxwell said while doing training camp in Brisbane.

“He’ll send something specific out to Aaron (Finch), ask him what he considers, and that is the means by which we get to s decision. It was something that I did sensibly well in 2015, so we’re kind of trying to imitate that in this World Cup. Ideally I can do it comparative.”

The all-rounder did exceptionally well in the ICC World Cup 2015. He scored 324 runs in 8 matches at the strike rate of 182.02 averaging a huge 64.80 including the scores like 66, 88, 102, 44 not out etc. And he performed all the innings by batting as a floating role coming to bat when less than 20 overs remaining in the match.

“The top order have been extremely fruitful too, I’ve had the capacity to ride off the back of that, come in at various occasions and develop great begins. We found in the UAE that they performed great – Aaron and Usman were exceptional at the top – so for me to simply ride on the back of that, and assume an alternate job was extremely agreeable. Hopefully there’s a comparative thing that occurs during the World Cup,” he said.

Australia will begin their World Cup with the match against Afghanistan on June 1 at Bristol.

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