Pakistan vs Australia 2019: Glenn Maxwell Thinks Beyond Personal Milestones
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell’s recent statement might appear a bit about self-praising during an ongoing Pakistan vs Australia 2019 ODI series in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). But the good news for Kangaroos is: prominent cricketer has regained some form ahead of the upcoming 2019 World Cup.
Also, confident Maxwell reveals he’s there to play for team’s cause while setting aside his personal milestone.
Maxwell’s comments came after slamming 98 off 82 deliveries to power Australia to 277 in the penultimate ODI.
The 30-year-old Maxwell has played a crucial role to help Australia win the thrilling clash by six runs.
Furthermore, he eventually saw himself perishing for the fifth time while scoring 90-plus in the One-day format.
Pakistan vs Australia 2019: Glenn Maxwell on his batting:
While reflecting on his batting, Maxwell didn’t shy away from saying he has committed mistakes in the mistake.
The prolific batsman has made amends in his batting and has played according to the merit. He is happy to bat longer and deliver for his team while holding on himself before taking an attack on the opposition.
“I’ve made a lot of mistakes as a middle-order batter (in the past) and not quite made it to the time when I can go (attack). It was nice to be there for the back end and delay the bigger hitting until a little bit later when we felt like we could comfortably get to a total we could defend,” Maxwell said.
The aggressive sort of batter Maxwell pointed out that he prefers to win games for his side rather than opting for setting eyes on hundred.
“I’m not going to look back on my career when I’m done and think about all the hundreds I’ve missed. I’m going to think about the wins we had,” Maxwell told journalists during the press conference.
The right-handed batsman Maxwell hung around to attack Pakistan bowlers all around the dial. With the recent victory, Australia took an unassailable lead of 4-0 in the five-match series despite centuries from debutant Abid Ali and wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan, who brought up his second ODI hundred.
Pakistan vs Australia 2019: Maxwell says no to personal feats –
Maxwell alongside wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey has stitched 134-run stand to give Australian bowlers enough to bowl at.
Earlier, the visitors were reeling at 140 for five. While thrusting on wins, Maxwell gave the indication when he scampered to pick a couple before Shan Masood’s decent effort saw Rizwan whipping off bails in a flash.
“It would have been nice to get a hundred. But I am really happy with the way I played today. To put that partnership on with Carey, to get us to a total we thought we could defend. I an really proud of the way I went about it. The hundred doesn’t really matter too much to me,” Maxwell stated.
In the previous two outings, Maxwell who came to bat early revealed he had some pressure. However, he noted it’s good to get into a groove by spending quality time at the crease.
Since winning the series 3-2 in India, Kangaroos have now seven match-winning streaks. Well, it is a good sign for them to defend their World Cup title in England and Wales.
Meanwhile, Australia will be aiming to whitewash Pakistan with dead-rubber starting on Sunday (March 31) at the Dubai International Stadium.
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