Australian All-Rounder Glenn Maxwell has said that he can operate as the frontline spinner for his team against India in the second semi finals at the SCG on Thursday. He also said that he did a reasonable job with the ball so far in the World Cup and continue his good against the Men in Blue too.
I’ve taken a couple of wickets this tournament which has been nice, and I feel like I’ve been doing the job that Michael Clarke has been asking of me whenever I’ve come to the crease. I had a chat to John Davison (Australian spin bowling coach) last night and he said my shape was looking really good. It’s starting to become a bit more of a frontline spinner’s action as well and not so much just a run-stopping option but it’s actually becoming semi-threatening, compared to just going and putting the ball on a tee, Maxwell said.
When asked whether his heroics against R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja during the IPL will come in handy in the semis, Maxwell replied The IPL is a lot different to the World Cup. It is different pressure and different situation. I bat at No 6 (for Australia) and there are still five guys ahead of me, who are going to be batting first. Hopefully, they can make the most of the conditions. My job is to finish it off.
When asked about the favourites, Maxwell, just like his batting cheekily asked back “What are the bookmakers saying?”
He also said that India versus Australia rivalry is the greatest in international cricket currently but Ashes is still sacrosanct.There are a lot of big rivalries in international cricket. Every team that we play against, there is like some sort of rivalry or history attached. For Australia, the Ashes, is still probably our biggest and oldest rivalry, Maxwell concluded.