IPL 2020: 5 biggest disappointments for KXIP in IPL 13

KXIP made a big turnaround from their earlier poor streak to winning 5 out of their last 7 matches.


Maxwell would like to forget the IPL 2020 completely | BCCI/IPLHowever, the biggest disappointment of all IPL and not just for KXIP proved to be Australia’s Glenn Maxwell. He was bought for a whopping INR 10.75 cr in the IPL 2020 auction, and this was after he had pulled out of IPL 2019 to prepare for the World Cup and to give the Test cricket a shot.

However, with his inability to nail down a spot in the Australian Test team and with the ICC T20 World Cup on the horizon, Maxwell put his name in the auction and was bought by the team, he once captained.

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Much was expected from the ‘big show’, as he has scored his runs in IPL at a strike-rate in the higher 150s. He was going to be KXIP’s designated finisher with the bat and was expected to turn his arm over for a few overs. However, he proved to be a complete dud, scoring just 108 runs in 13 matches at a strike rate of 101.88 and an average of 15.42, with the best score of 32.

But what was the most disappointing thing about Maxwell was that for a batsman who has created his reputation on hitting big and lots of sixes in his career, he managed to hit none in the 13 matches he played in IPL 2020, and also managed just 9 fours in total.

It was a huge fall for Maxwell, who was backed continuously by the KXIP management and captain KL Rahul to come good, but only returned with disappointment not only for his backers but for the fans as well.


By Jatin Sharma - 03 Nov, 2020

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