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IPL 2024: Glenn Maxwell: Glenn Maxwell takes indefinite 'break' due to poor form | leader

Leader Online Desk: The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team, which has come under criticism due to its poor performance in this year's Indian Premier League (IPL 2024) competition, has received a big blow. Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell of this team has decided to withdraw from this year's IPL season. He has decided to take an indefinite hiatus. RCB lost against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday night. During the press conference held after this, Maxwell gave this information while talking to the media. (IPL 2024: Glenn Maxwell)

Maxwell has faced a lot of criticism this season due to his poor form. He was not included in the squad for the match against Sunrisers. He was replaced by Will Jack in the playing XI. After the match, Maxwell explained that he himself had requested captain Faf du Plessis to give another player a chance instead of him.

'Take a break for mental and physical rest'

Speaking at the press conference, Maxwell said that his mental and physical condition is not good at present. So he has decided to rest. “It was a very easy decision for me personally,” Maxwell said after RCB's sixth defeat in seven matches. After the last match I went to Faf (du Plessis) and the coach. Told them that it's time to replace me with someone else in the team. You can keep playing and push yourself deeper into the darkness. However, I feel that now is really my chance to give myself a mental and physical break. If I need to play during the tournament, I hope to come back in strong mental and physical condition and try to make an impact.

IPL 2024: Glenn Maxwell: 'Couldn't contribute to the team'

Maxwell said, “Our batting is a bit lacking for the innings after the powerplay. I feel that I cannot contribute positively to the team through batting. That's why the result and the team's condition is not good. We are at the bottom of the points table this season. I think it's a good time to give someone else a chance to showcase their talents.

Gavaskar also criticized Maxwell

Former India cricketer Sunil Gavaskar was also critical of Maxwell's poor performances in the IPL. He said, 'He can't bowl fast. He can hit every ball below his waist height, but cannot hit any ball above that.

IPL 2024 : Glenn Maxwell : Has played in poor form before

Maxwell has scored 32 runs at an average of 5.33 and a strike rate of 94.12 in six matches so far this season. Earlier in 2020 too, he went through a bad run of form. He then played for Kings XI Punjab. He then scored just 108 runs in 11 innings at an average of 15.42 and a strike rate of 101.88. He did not hit a single six that year. Maxwell went through poor form in 2015, 2016 and 2018.

Maxwell has been a failure in the IPL for the past few years

Maxwell scored 169 runs in 12 matches at an average of 14.08 and a strike rate of 140.83 in the 2018 IPL season. While in 2016 he scored 179 runs in 11 matches at an average of 19.88 and in 2015 he scored 1145 runs. Played matches at an average of 13.18 and a strike rate of 129.46. So far he has played 130 matches in IPL. He has scored 2751 runs at an average of 25.24 and a strike rate of 156.40. This includes 18 fifties. 2014 was the most spectacular season for Maxwell. He scored 552 runs in 16 matches at a strike rate of 187.75 at an average of 34.50.

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