KXIP have already come out with their list of retained and released players ahead of IPL 2021 auction, and it was no surprise to see that Glenn Maxwell got released out of their pool. Maxwell endured a terrible run with KXIP during the entire IPL 2020. He failed to perform with his bat consistently, and even then management kept backing him for matches, but this time around, he has been finally released by the KXIP franchise.
It was a known fact that Maxwell was roped in by KXIP at a very handsome amount, and the all-rounder failed to justify it. He even failed to hit a single six in the entire IPL 2020, and in the same reference, former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris has stated that Aussie player is unlikely to fetch a big amount in coming up auctions.
In a discussion on Star Sports Network, Styris was asked if all-rounder would get any profile takers at auction, to which he stated it would be illogical to spend million dollars on the 32-year-old.
“The answer is if anybody pays anything close to that sort of 10-crore mark, they have got rocks in their head. It is that simple. We all know how good a player he is, and that is not the question. The talent is there, but the talent has outweighed the actual performances we have seen from Glenn Maxwell,” stated Styris.
Glenn Maxwell should only be snapped around his base price: Styris
The former Kiwi added that Maxwell should be roped in by franchises as per the actual performance he puts in the league and not according to his international stature. Maxwell has not been able to replicate his heroics in IPL in recent times in comparison to his actual caliber. Styris added that there might be some teams that will bid for him, and they should be ready to bear the consequence.
“I think there will be someone who takes a chance on Maxwell, but it should only be something like base price. And you hope you strike lightning in a bottle and you get lucky and that he is in good form and he somehow manages to turn around what has been a pretty disappointing five or six years in the IPL,” Styris concluded.
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