T20 World Cup: Glenn Maxwell, Australia’s all-rounder, downplayed concerns over the national team’s T20I history, claiming that the Aaron Finch-led side will be strong candidates for the T20 World Cup, which begins on October 17 in Oman and the United Arab Emirates.
Australia has not won a T20I series since February 2020, but Glenn Maxwell feels that if the big guns return, they will be difficult to stop at the T20 World Cup.
“I think they (Australia’s chances) very good,” Maxwell told the ICC.
“When this team comes together, I think we’ll slip straight back into us being in a great position. We’re all looking forward to it.”
“You look through our line-up, we’ve got a team full of match winners and guys that on their day can take the game away from the opposition. I think that’s what it’s going to take. Any day when it’s one of our players’ chance to go and win us a game – if we can take that (chance) it’s going to be hard for anyone to stop us.”
Glenn Maxwell emphasised the necessity of having Australian players compete in the IPL 2021 in the United Arab Emirates prior to the T20 World Cup.
The rest of the IPL will be hosted in the United Arab Emirates from September 19 to October 15.
“The fact we’ve got a lot of guys going over for the IPL as a preparation, get a few games in those conditions, it’s going to do wonders for our batters. Our bowlers are going to be up and firing by the time the tournament starts,” he added.