India’s former captain Sourav Ganguly has lashed out at the Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell saying that he is lucky to be playing in the side. Given his current form and the style of playing, he won’t be picked to play for any side, reckons Ganguly.
Maxwell scored 39 off 18 balls in the first ODI in Chennai. While the knock was full of aggression, it failed to bring the side home as he got out at a crucial juncture in the chase. In the next game in Kolkata, he scored 14 off 18 and once again, departed looking to go for a big stroke.
The right-hander has come out on both occasions with the intent of going after the bowlers from the outset. He hasn’t shown any willingness to spend some time at the crease so far. Given he is not contributing with the ball, the team demands a lot from him with the bat.
“He (Glenn Maxwell) won’t play for any team if he continues to play like that. He is lucky that Australia pick him. I just don’t see enough determination in the Australian batting line-up,” Sourav Ganguly said while talking to India Today.
Australians are making the same mistake: Clarke
Former Australia captain Michael Clarke was gutted at the disappointing performance of the visitors. He reckons that Australian cricket is going in the opposite direction.
“I think whole team needs to improve. My fear and my worry for the Australia cricket is at at the moment we are heading into opposite direction,” Clarke said in a conversation with India Today.
“It’s hard to hear the fact that we are so reliant on a couple of players. In regards to facing spin bowling, I am not sure we are getting any better. They keep making the same mistakes. I feel like the players are making the same mistake. They are scared of getting out,” he added.