Australia need show more tempo with the bat in ODI, says Glenn Maxwell

Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell hoping for ODI recall to prove himself.

Australia lost home One Day series to England | AFP

The recent record of Australia in ODI cricket under Steve Smith's leadership has been one to forget. 10 losses in the last 11 ODis

The Australian selectors have been under the pump as far as the team selection is concerned as they are just not finding the right combination to win them matches both home and away. 

Many believe that the poor batting show is responsible for Australia’s terrible display in  One Day cricket, and limited-overs' star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell believes that Australia needs to follow England’s up-tempo style with the bat to succeed in the particular format of the game.

According to a report in The Daily Telegraph, Maxwell said, “They’re obviously playing the new brand of one-day cricket which is go as hard as you can for 15 or 16 overs, chill out at 10 but still go at six an over. I think the Australian one-day team for a while our chill-out time has been four and a half to five an over of just making sure we conserve wickets. I think these days you just can’t afford to do that. You’ve got to be a little tougher and got to be a little more boundary- conscious.”

The all-rounder also insists that he has now a changed batsman and is more than just the ‘crash-and-bash hitter’.

Maxwell signed off by saying, “I feel like I’ve changed a little bit over the last period of time where I’m able to work my way through situations instead of just going ahead and blasting it.”

 

 


By Rashmi Nanda - 24 Jan, 2018

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