IPL 2021: Parthiv Patel lauds RCB for letting Glenn Maxwell play with freedom


The
Australian
all-rounder,
who
had
a
torrid
time
with
the
bat
in
the
last
few
seasons
of
the
cash-rich
league,
has
managed
to
change
his
fortunes
and
has
found
his
home
in
RCB.

Maxwell,
who
could
only
manage
108
runs
in
13
matches
for
Punjab
Kings
in
IPL
2020,
has
so
far
scored
223
runs
at
the
strike-rate
of
144.81
in
seven
matches
for
RCB
during
the
first
phase
of
IPL
2021.

On
the
back
of
his
change
in
form,
Patel
said
certain
players
flourish
in
certain
atmospheres
and
the
former
wicketkeeper
added
that
Maxwell
is
one
of
those
players,
who
needs
freedom
to
express
himself.

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“I
think
there
are
certain
players;
they
flourish
in
a
certain
atmosphere.
I
think,
sometimes,
you
do
not
put
a
lot
of
pressure
on
them;
you
just
allow
that
player
to
be
what
they
are,
and
sometimes
that
makes
a
big
difference
to
the
player
psyche,”
Parthiv
said
during
Star
Sports’ show
“Game
Plan”.

The
36-year-old,
who
had
two
stints
with
RCB,
lauded
the
Bangalore-based
franchise
for
letting
Maxwell
play
freely
and
that
has
allowed
the
all-rounder
to
get
back
to
his
best

“I
think
you
will
have
to
give
a
pat
on
the
back
to
RCB’s
management
here.
Glenn
Maxwell,
we
all
know
what
he
could
do,
but
then
to
allow
him
to
be
what
he
is
and
just
be
as
free
as
possible.
So,
you
will
have
to
give
the
credit
to
RCB’s
team
management
here
for
allowing
him
to
play
the
way
he
wants
to,” Patel
added.

Royal
Challengers
Bangalore,
who
are
in
third
position
with
10
points
from
seven
matches,
will
start
their
IPL
2021
second
phase
campaign
in
Abu
Dhabi
on
September
20
against
Kolkata
Knight
Riders.

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Gambhir

Meanwhile,
Maxwell
felt
that
playing
in
the
IPL
just
before
the
T20
World
Cup
will
give
the
Australian
batsmen
that
are
part
of
the
cash-rich
league
enough
time
to
get
used
to
the
conditions
in
the
UAE.

“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.
I
can
assure
you
everyone
is
looking
forward
to
hitting
the
ground
running
over
there,”
Maxwell
told
icc-cricket.com.

“The
tournament
being
in
UAE
probably
levels
the
playing
field
a
little
bit.
Probably
makes
it
a
little
bit
easier
for
there
not
to
be
as
much
of
a
home
ground
advantage.
For
the
IPL
to
be
there
to
have
a
lot
of
international
players
that
are
potentially
going
to
be
in
that
World
Cup
over
there
playing,
I
think
it’s
probably
levelled
the
playing
field
a
fair
bit,”
he
added.

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Australia
has
been
drawn
in
a
tough
group
in
the
Super
12
stage
alongside
defending
champions
West
Indies,
world
number
one
England
and
South
Africa.

Australia
will
play
their
first
match
of
the
showpiece
event
in
Abu
Dhabi
against
South
Africa
on
October
23
followed
by
a
match
against
one
of
the
qualifiers
on
October
28
in
Dubai,
where
they
also
face
England
on
October
30
and
another
qualifier
on
November
4.

The
Australian
side
will
then
travel
to
Abu
Dhabi
for
their
last
Super
12
match
where
they
will
face
defending
champions
West
Indies
on
November
6.

(With
Agency
inputs)



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