Maxwell Looks Back On His Double Century Against Afghanistan In 2023 ODI World Cup

The Australia men’s cricket team is undoubtedly a force to reckon in any tournament these days. The team has won the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 and is unbeaten in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 so far. Glenn Maxwell looks back on his double century against Afghanistan ahead of his side’s clash against the same team.

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The Australian team is supposed to face off against Afghanistan tomorrow for a Super 8 match at the Arnos Vale Ground in West Indies. Afghanistan has recently lost a match against India. India and Australia are to play against each other on 24 June.

“It gave me so much pain” says Maxwell on his double ton

Glenn Maxwell had the spectators surprised in Australia vs Afghanistan for the ODI World Cup 2023, the year Australia became champions for the 6th time in history.

Maxwell admits that he thinks it’s nice that he inspired so many people, who come up to him and praise him for the 201 he scored in 128 balls. However, the Aussie all rounder has moved on from it. Maxwell shared that despite achieving such a big feat, he could not enjoy as much because of the physical pain he endured. Apparently, the 10 sixes and 21 fours had him hurt and took a long time to recover from.

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Speaking in the pre-match press conference, Maxwell said, “They (reporters) have not had a lot else to talk about in the last few months. I do find a lot of people will come up and (talk about) that innings during the World Cup, which is nice. It is nice to have been able to touch and affect so many people and hopefully inspire people to want to play the game.”

“But I have been able to park it and move on. Probably because it gave me so much pain – my body took so long to recover. I try not to think about it too much. Because that is the first thing I think about it, I associate it with pain,” he added.

Maxwell’s take on T20 cricket

Speaking about his feelings for T20I cricket, Maxwell admitted that he had a liking to it when it is tough. Glenn referred to his 65-run partnership with captain Mitchell Marsh against England in the WT20C 2024, when Australia’s star openers David Warner and Travis Head were dismissed at 74/2.

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“I probably enjoy it when it is a bit tough. I think your skill can shine through on those tougher wickets. It is not as easy as swinging through the line all the time. You have got to be smart and pretty adaptive to what is in front of you. That felt like the challenge of that England game where me and Mitch (Marsh) had to plan our way through and set it up for the back end,” he elaborated.

“It was probably different to an extent where the openers went so well and got off to such a good start. I think that sort of batting is so valuable in these conditions. The difference is sometimes between 110 and 135 runs in some of those kinds of conditions. I feel like that is where I can have my biggest impact,” he added.

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The Australia men's cricket team is undoubtedly a force to reckon in any tournament these days. The team has won the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 and is unbeaten in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 so far. Glenn Maxwell looks back on his double century against Afghanistan ahead of his side's clash against the same team.

The Australian team is supposed to face off against Afghanistan tomorrow for a Super 8 match at the Arnos Vale Ground in West Indies. Afghanistan has recently lost a match against India. India and Australia are to play against each other on 24 June.

“It gave me so much pain” says Maxwell on his double ton

Glenn Maxwell had the spectators surprised in Australia vs Afghanistan for the ODI World Cup 2023, the year Australia became champions for the 6th time in history.

Maxwell admits that he thinks it's nice that he inspired so many people, who come up to him and praise him for the 201 he scored in 128 balls. However, the Aussie all rounder has moved on from it. Maxwell shared that despite achieving such a big feat, he could not enjoy as much because of the physical pain he endured. Apparently, the 10 sixes and 21 fours had him hurt and took a long time to recover from.

Speaking in the pre-match press conference, Maxwell said, "They (reporters) have not had a lot else to talk about in the last few months. I do find a lot of people will come up and (talk about) that innings during the World Cup, which is nice. It is nice to have been able to touch and affect so many people and hopefully inspire people to want to play the game.”

"But I have been able to park it and move on. Probably because it gave me so much pain - my body took so long to recover. I try not to think about it too much. Because that is the first thing I think about it, I associate it with pain," he added.

Maxwell's take on T20 cricket

Speaking about his feelings for T20I cricket, Maxwell admitted that he had a liking to it when it is tough. Glenn referred to his 65-run partnership with captain Mitchell Marsh against England in the WT20C 2024, when Australia's star openers David Warner and Travis Head were dismissed at 74/2.

"I probably enjoy it when it is a bit tough. I think your skill can shine through on those tougher wickets. It is not as easy as swinging through the line all the time. You have got to be smart and pretty adaptive to what is in front of you. That felt like the challenge of that England game where me and Mitch (Marsh) had to plan our way through and set it up for the back end," he elaborated.

"It was probably different to an extent where the openers went so well and got off to such a good start. I think that sort of batting is so valuable in these conditions. The difference is sometimes between 110 and 135 runs in some of those kinds of conditions. I feel like that is where I can have my biggest impact," he added.

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