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Can the T20 World Cup Inspire a Glenn Maxwell Revival?

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Glenn Maxwell, the Australian all-rounder, is no stranger to the highs and lows of cricket. His recent performance in the 2024 IPL season was a low point, with an average of just 5.77 from nine innings¹. However, as the T20 World Cup approaches, there’s a question on everyone’s mind: Can this global event inspire a Maxwell revival?

A Rough Patch

Maxwell’s performance in the 2024 IPL season for the Royal Challengers Bengaluru was far from his best. With four ducks and a total of just 52 runs from nine innings, it was one of the more forgettable IPL tournaments for the Australian star¹. His performance left fans and critics alike questioning his form and wondering about his future contributions to the team.

The Silver Lining

Despite the disappointing IPL season, Maxwell’s bowling was a highlight. His all-round skills were evident, even if his batting was not up to his usual standards¹. This shows that Maxwell still has a lot to offer to his team, even when his bat isn’t doing the talking.

The T20 World Cup: A Chance for Redemption

The T20 World Cup presents a perfect opportunity for Maxwell to bounce back. He has previously shown his prowess in T20 cricket, with eight half-centuries in 31 innings at a strike-rate of 146.26. His ability to turn games around with his explosive batting and handy off-spin makes him a crucial part of Australia’s T20 setup.


Maxwell has also had some memorable performances in the past. For instance, he scored an unbeaten 104 off just 48 balls against India in Guwahati⁴. More recently, he thrashed 120 off 55 balls in a T20I against West Indies in Adelaide¹. These performances are a testament to what Maxwell is capable of when he is at his best.

Looking Ahead

As the T20 World Cup approaches, all eyes will be on Maxwell. Will he be able to leave his IPL woes behind and shine on the global stage? Only time will tell. However, one thing is certain: If Maxwell can rediscover his form, he will be a game-changer for Australia.


In the words of RCB head coach Andy Flower, “He’s going to the World Cup now and I don’t see any reason why he can’t turn this around or turn his own personal form around in the World Cup for Australia and I look forward to watching that”¹.


So, here’s to hoping for a Maxwell revival at the T20 World Cup. After all, cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties, and who better than Glenn Maxwell to exemplify that!