The RCB side posted a video, which then shows the level of depth they entered and analyzed the auctions.
There is a lot of meticulous planning going on behind the scenes in sports, especially in the modern age. The IPL auction concluded on February 18, 2021, and several players raked the moolah, since they were bought for colossal sums in the auctions.
And, Glenn Maxwell was one of the biggest beneficiaries of the auction. The Australian all-rounder was pocketed for a whopping INR 14.25 crore by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team. Maxwell had even said before the auction that he would love to play for RCB and play alongside skipper Virat Kohli. And not only has Maxwell made his wish come true, but he will also receive a colossal sum to share the locker room with Kohli.
Now the RCB side has released a video, which then shows the level of depth they went into and analyzed the auctions. The RCB side even hosted a mock auction for Maxwell, with various members of their support staff playing the roles on various sides.
What’s more, RCB cricket director Mike Hesson even sensational predicted it would be the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) who would do anything for Maxwell. And, that was exactly the way it turned out too, and it was RCB and CSK that bid for Maxwell on February 18, and RCB managed to put the Aussie in its pocket.
Mike Hesson reveals reason why RCB made offer for Glenn Maxwell
Mike Hesson also revealed the reason why RCB wanted to hire Glenn Maxwell. Hesson was of the opinion that Maxwell was a very dangerous hitter to play, especially between the 10th and 15th, and also added that since the 2014 edition of the IPL, Maxwell has an average of 28 and hit rate. colossal 161.5. in the middle of the overs. Hesson further added that the Aussie can also be a useful bowling option and can slip into a few overs.
“The reason we love him is that he’s the most dangerous of the 10-15 overs. Since 2014 in the middle overs, his average has been 28 with a strike rate of 161.5. It would do us beautifully. And it can be a bowling option. We need someone in that top 6 who can play 3-4 overs, but Maxwell can play two. These numbers are exceptional, ”Hesson said in a video posted by RCB on Twitter.
Ahead of the 2021 edition of the IPL, RCB has a menacing hitting lineup, with players like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Devdutt Pakikkal and, of course, Glenn Maxwell in their arsenal.
You can watch RCB’s meticulous planning video below:
Bold Newspapers: IPL Simulated Auction Planning for Glenn Maxwell
– Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) February 22, 2021