IPL 2021 public sale: Royal Challengers Bangalore reveal how Glenn Maxwell bid was deliberate, Watch

The India Premier League (IPL) 2021 public sale threw up loads of surprises with Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell going to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for a whopping Rs 14.25 crore. This enormous bid was even though Maxwell solely managed to attain 108 runs in 13 innings in IPL 2020.

In an unique footage launched by the Virat Kohli-led franchise on their official Twitter account, RCB revealed how the administration deliberate to purchase Maxwell, displaying each second of their mock public sale, and group discussions for the Australian all-rounder.

To start with, RCB coach Mike Hesson mentioned that he expects Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) would be the solely menace for Maxwell by way of value. And that is exactly what occurred on the public sale – as RCB needed to battle the three-time champions for the batsman.

“The explanation why we like him is that he’s essentially the most harmful in overs 10-15. Since 2014 within the center overs, his common is 28 with a strike charge of 161.5. That may do us superbly,” Hesson mentioned within the video.

“And he is usually a bowling choice. We want anyone in that prime 6 that may bowl 3-Four overs, however Maxwell can bowl two. These numbers are distinctive,” he additional added.

It nonetheless stays to be seen how Maxwell fares for RCB within the upcoming season, however former Australia cricketer Brad Hogg has termed the transfer a “enormous threat”.


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