ICC World T20 2014: Glenn Maxwell confident of repeat performance if Australia meet Pakistan again
Glenn Maxwell said his 33-ball 74 has given him confidence of playing against Pakistan again.
Glenn Maxwell scored a 33-ball 74 against Pakistan in the ICC World T20 2014 © Getty Images
Karachi: Mar 25, 2014
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has vowed to repeat his dose of ‘scary tactics’ against Pakistan if the two sides meet again in the ICC World T20 2014 tournament in Bangladesh.
Pakistan, who lost their opening Group 2 game to India by seven wickets, were given a scare by Maxwell in their 16-run win over Australia after he raced to 74 off 33 balls with seven fours and six sixes. This followed a career-best 94 by Umar Akmal in Mirpur on Sunday.
According to The Dawn, Maxwell, who reached his maiden half-century off just 18 deliveries, the fourth fastest in T20 Internationals, said that the experience of playing the Pakistani spinners in his first series against the team in 2012 helped him a great deal, knowing that he can face their spinners and is confident of scoring against them.
In that series, Maxwell made 38, 28 and 56 not out against an attack that included Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi and Mohammad Hafeez. Maxwell warned that he would repeat the dose if the two teams faced off again as he will have that advantage of scoring against them before.
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