Glenn Maxwell has failed to deliver in this year's IPL © Getty Images
Glenn Maxwell has failed to deliver in this year’s IPL © Getty Images

Kings XI Punjab are back on their last season’s losing streak once again, falling short of a win for two times already. Their main concern is over overseas players failing to live up to their reputation.Glenn Maxwell has turned from strength to weakness for Punjab struggling to find his rhythm and explosive nature he is known for. He hasn’t been on top of his form which was clearly visible in T20 World Cup and now in IPL. There were stories that Glenn Maxwell is concerned over his berth in the Test side of Australia’s Sri Lanka tour. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punab, IPL 2016, Match 7 at Delhi

It is an irony that he wants to play tests but does not have patience to knock a few around when the team needs a partnership and throwing away his wicket in a jiffy. He wanted to be Nathan Lyon’s sidekick in the spin department but that has not worked out for him as well. David Miller has a lot over his shoulders with the burden of captaincy and coming up the order. Marcus Stoinis seems a better option than Glenn Maxwell seeing his recent form. However, Indian openers Murali Vijay and Manan Vohra have looked promising, but they need support from middle order batsmen to post a big total. Maxwell would want to reconsider his approach or else this might be his last season in IPL. IPL 2016 Schedule, Time Table, Fixture PDF Download

Not just Maxwell but his countrymen Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Johnson have been far from impressive in the tournament. Post retirement life on the pitch is not going well for Johnson as he has gone for many runs, he seems to have lost the firepower he had in his bowling. Shaun Marsh can be given the benefit of doubt as he has played only match, he has also been one of the best batsmen for KXIP over the years. KXIP are too much dependent on Australian overseas players, maybe it’s time for Kyle Abbott and Farhaan Behardien to step in and save the day for them.

(Arun Rawal, a reporter with CricketCountry, is a daydreamer, movie buff, and cricket fanatic. He could not play cricket, so did the next best thing, writing for it. He loves to play the flick shot over square leg, and believes Sachin Tendulkar is God. His twitter handle is @ArunRawal93)