Australia’s all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been highly successful for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the last edition of the Indian Premier League. As an all-rounder, he chipped in with high returns for the franchise, which has helped the team qualify for the playoffs. RCB finished in fourth place in the group stage points table.
It is also worth mentioning here that the RCB franchise also went on to eliminate the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the Eliminator clash. However, Faf du Plessis and Co surrendered at the hands of the Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals in the second qualifier. RCB are one of the top teams that are yet to taste IPL glory.
It remains to be seen how they will approach the upcoming season after retaining top players. On the other hand, the team management had to take some harsh calls by releasing some players including Jason Behrendorff, Aneeshwar Gautam, Chama Milind, Luvnith Sisodia and Sherfane Rutherford.
Mike Hesson confirms Glenn Maxwell will be fit and available for IPL 2023
RCB franchise retained all-rounder Glenn Maxwell ahead of the upcoming auction. The franchise splashed money to retain the services of the star all-rounder for a staggering price tag of INR 14.25 crore at the IPL 2022 mega auction in Bengaluru.
RCB retained the all-rounder in the wake of a prolific IPL 2021 season wherein he mustered over 500 runs. As far as last season is concerned, he did play pretty well, scoring 301 runs in 13 innings. At the same time, he ensured to live up to his reputation with the ball, accounting for six dismissals to his name.
RCB’s Director of Cricket Operations, Mike Hesson, added that there has been a bit of concern over Glenn Maxwell after the latter broke his leg in a freak accident at a birthday party in Melbourne on Saturday. Reports were rife that the all-rounder could be out of action for at least two months.
“There was a lit bit of concern around Glenn Maxwell, heading up to the retention phase with the broken leg but we certainly wishing Glenn a speedy recovery and all the information we have is that he will be back well before the IPL and playing cricket. Having that three-dimensional player in our squad is pretty cool in terms of balance,” said Mike Hesson on RCB’s YouTube show ‘Bold Diaries’ while explaining the franchise’s retention ahead of IPL 2023 via BOLD Diaries.
Meanwhile, Mike Hesson and the management wished Maxwell a speedy recovery. Amid doubts surrounding the all-rounder’s participation in the IPL, Hesson confirmed that Maxwell would be fit and raring to play in the sixteenth edition of the IPL.