Want Glenn Maxwell to be Clear on his Role: RCB Coach Mike Hesson
Last season, Maxwell scored 108 runs and picked 3 wickets in 13 games and was eventually released by Punjab Kings.
Glenn Maxwell will have an important role to play in the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)'s middle-order as he can 'turn a game on its head', said RCB director of cricket operations, Mike Hesson.
"He (Maxwell) is fantastic and fits in the middle-order for us. We wanted to have a player of his quality during middle overs and at the back-end as well, he brings in huge amount of experience," said Hesson while speaking to the media during a virtual interaction.
Hesson was responding to a question on whether it made sense to splurge Rs 14.25 crore on Maxwell despite knowing that he hasn't clicked much in the preceding IPL seasons.
"On his day, he can turn a game on its head. We need to use him in a space where we can maximise his skills and we are looking at how we can do that," Hesson added.
"I am waiting to speak to him and be clear about his role. It's just been a few days. Amongst peers, he is going to bat, so its better he understands his role implicitly. He has good skills, highly experienced and will also be part of leadership group," added the former New Zealand coach.
"We need to use him in a space where we can maximise his skills and we've certainly spent some time looking at how we can do that. Really looking forward to working with him and preparing over the next few days to be clear around his role.
"He is [clear], but just want him to spend a few days amongst his peers, the people he's going to be batting with to understand that role implicitly. It's really important we do that. Also, from a bowling point of view, we know he adds some good skills in that area. He's an amazing fielder, also adds some leadership in terms of how he goes about things."
Turning out for Kings XI Punjab, now known as Punjab Kings, Maxwell scored 108 runs and picked 3 wickets in 13 games and was subsequently released.
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