Glenn Maxwell Sold To RCB For INR 14.25 Crore Despite Poor IPL 2020
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Glenn Maxwell Sold To RCB For INR 14.25 Crore Despite Poor IPL 2020

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell was sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 14.25 Crore but Chris Morris was sold to Rajasthan Royals for a steep INR 16.25 crore creating new records as the most expensive buys ever in the history of IPL since 2008. Among others, Steven Smith was sold to Delhi Capitals for INR 2.2 Crores while Shakib Al Hasan was sold to KKR for INR 3.2 Crore, and Moeen Ali attracted a bid of exactly INR 7 Crore and was sold to CSK.

Shivam Dube was sold at INR 4.4 Crore to Rajasthan while Punjab Kings bought Dawid Malan for a base price of INR 1.5 Crore. Adam Milne was bought by MI. The likes of Kusal Perera, Sam Billings, Kedar Jadhav, Jason Roy, and Evin Lewis went unsold. Mustafizutr Rahman, Piyush Chawla, Jhye Richardson, Umesh Yadav, and Nathan Counter Nile were sold.

Chris Morris (M) Sold To Rajasthan Royals For INR 16.25 Crores
Chris Morris (M) Sold To Rajasthan Royals For INR 16.25 Crores(Credits: Twitter)

Glenn Maxwell Sold To Bangalore For INR 14.25 Crore After Receiving Bid Of INR 10.75 Crores In IPL 2020 Auction

Glenn Maxwell is one of the players on the auction list who will enter the IPL 2021 auction with a base price of INR 2 crores. Glenn Maxwell has been inconsistent in the past few seasons of IPL, and there were doubts that he will be amongst the most in-demand but the auction proved otherwise. Glenn Maxwell represented Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2020 and endured a forgettable edition after receiving a bid of INR 10.75 crores.

Glenn Maxwell. Image Credits: Twitter
Glenn Maxwell. Image Credits: Twitter

The right-handed batsman managed to amass only 108 runs in 13 games at a pathetic average of 15.43 with a strike rate of 101.89 and failed even to hit a single six. However, the 32-year old did well in the limited-over games for Australia after IPL. The Victorian’s form was also decent in BBL 2020-21, managing 379 runs in 14 matches at 31.38.

Glenn Maxwell’s Performance In IPL 2020 Was Criticized But He Attracted Bidding Wars From CSK And RCB In IPL 2021 Auctions

Glenn Maxwell’s performance in IPL 2020 came under heavy criticism as plenty of experts questioned the hype behind him and doubted reasons as to why the franchise shell out hefty bucks. But he shut all his critics when he carted the ball to all parts of the ground during the Australian summer against India.

The 32-year old hammered boundaries at will against the likes of pacers Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Shami, and spinners Yuzvendra Chahal, and Ravindra Jadeja.

Glenn Maxwell plays a reverse sweep for six during his Australia vs India first ODI innings. (Getty)
Glenn Maxwell plays a reverse sweep for six during his Australia vs India first ODI innings. (Getty)

The Victorian is also a handy option with the ball and a terrific fielder besides his batting exploits, who could take outstanding catches and effect game-changing and breathtaking run-outs. All these factors make him an unpredictable prospect as he attracted bidding wars from Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore before being sold to RCB.

Glenn Maxwell scored 167 runs in 3 ODI games averaging 83.5 at a strike rate of 194.19 which is pretty impressive and 78 runs in 3 T20Is averaging 26 at a strike rate of 150 in the 3 ODI and 3 T20Is against India.