IPL 2021: Gautam Gambhir predicts Glenn Maxwell’s new franchise ahead of IPL 2021 auctions.
Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021: Australian star Glenn Maxwell is hoping to break into the IPL franchise in the upcoming 2021 IPL auction. The all-rounder star has been a great performer in the shorter format while the case is not similar to his IPL run . Considering his caliber, he has not performed well in the Indian T20 tournament except in 2014 where he scored massive 552 points for Kings XI Punjab. In 2014, KXIP also reached its first IPL final.
Maxwell had a forgetful IPL outing last season with KXIP. He only managed to score 108 points in 13 innings and because of that KXIP pulled him off the squad last month. The 2021 IPL auction is scheduled for February 18 in Chennai, where Maxwell and 291 other cricketers will go under the hammer.
It will be interesting to see if he can create a bidding war between the franchise on the day of the auction. Maxwell registered for IPL with a base price of INR 2 Crores.
Gautam Gambhir predicts Maxwell’s IPL franchise:
Former Indian drummer Gautam Gambhir believes the Royal Challenger Bangalore could choose his services at the next IPL. Gambhir, who has led KKR twice to the title, said he could be the ‘x factor’ for the Royal Challenger Bangalore.
“There will be a few teams who are eager to participate in the auction and buy the players they want. There’s Kings XI Punjab, there’s RCB, who will be looking to get some players to find their balance. These teams will be very, very active in the auctions, ” Gambhir said on Star Sports during the lunch break on Day 1 of the second test between India and England.
“If I look at their whole lineup (RCB) at bat, Virat Kohli will definitely be looking to open the bat, because that’s where he was most successful. Padikkal did very, very well for them the previous season. Then they have AB, then they can have someone like Maxwell – the X factor ”, he added.
The Royal Challenger Banglore has 11 seats to fill with a purse value of 34.9 Crores INR. They will be looking to fill the gaps with quality players and one of them may be Glenn Maxwell.
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