Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell recently picked his best IPL 11 and surprisingly picked all Indian bowlers. The all-rounder is set to represent Kings XI Punjab in the IPL 2020 which is set to commence on September 19. The 31-year-old was picked up by KXIP in the December 2019 auction by paying a hefty sum of INR 10.75 crores.
The BCCI had received the central government’s formal approval to conduct this year’s IPL in the UAE, league chairman Brijesh Patel had revealed on Monday. The IPL 2020 will begin from September 19 till November 10, a total 53-day campaign will see all the eight teams play in UAE. The venue this time is UAE and matches will be played in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
Glenn Maxwell Picks MS Dhoni As The Wicket-Keeper In His Best 11 Of The IPL
The Australian all-rounder picked his side with a majority of Indian players, picking up four overseas and 7 Indian players. In Cricbuzz’s chat show with Harsha Bhogle Maxwell revealed his best 11 of the IPL. He named fellow countryman — David Warner and RCB captain Virat Kohli as the openers of the team.
David Warner represents Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL and is the highest run-scorer amongst foreign players and fourth-highest run-scorer overall in the IPL history with a huge tally of 4,706 runs to his name.
Indian skipper, Virat Kohli is the leading run-scorer in the tournament’s history with 5412 runs in the RCB colours. Maxwell picked South African legend AB de Villiers at the 3rd spot who plays for RCB. The fourth spot was acquired by CSK all-rounder Suresh Raina. Glenn Maxwell picked himself for the fifth spot.
At number six, he picked the hard-hitting giant all-rounder Andre Russell. The number seven wicket-keeping spot was given to MS Dhoni by Maxwell. The CSK skipper has led his side to three IPL victories.
All Indian Bowlers In Glenn Maxwell’s Best IPL 11
A shocking surprise as Glenn Maxwell picks all Indian bowlers in his Best IPL 11. Only one spinner in his team, which was CSK’s, Harbhajan Singh. He further picked MI’s Jasprit Bumrah, SRH’s Bhuvneshwar Kumar and his ex-teammate, Mohit Sharma, as the frontline pacers.
Glenn Maxwell’s best IPL XI:
David Warner, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Suresh Raina, Glenn Maxwell, Andre Russell, MS Dhoni (WK), Harbhajan Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohit Sharma
Maxwell will be seen back in action in Australia’s tour of England in September and join his IPL side KXIP post the series in England.
Punjab started off both 2018 and 2019 campaigns strong but lost track in the later stages and failed to book a place in the playoffs. Kings XI have made some strong decisions this year, with letting Captain Ashwin leave, KL Rahul will captain the side this season.