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Glenn Maxwell Opens up on His Transition From Medium Pacer to Off-Spinner

Glenn Maxwell Opens up on His Transition From Medium Pacer to Off-Spinner

Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has opened up about how he made the transfer from being a budding medium pacer to now bowling off-spin. Although Maxwell is understood for his big-hitting batting incomes him the nickname ‘The Big Show’, he can be entrusted with the ball, selecting 140 wickets in 346 T20 matches and has additionally picked 34 wickets in 84 T20Is.

“I used to be enjoying for the Victorian U-19 aspect. When I received picked, it was as a medium tempo, not off-spin, middle-order batter place. I actually preferred my tempo bowling. I labored with David Saker coming by the youth packages and within the academies rising up. He stated, ‘I don’t assume tempo bowling is for you’,” said Maxwell on RCB Podcast.

After hearing the advice from Saker, it was a no-brainer for Maxwell to move into bowling off-spin apart from the circumstances in his state side Victoria. “I made the easy transition to bowl off-spin. The Victorian side was looking for a batsman who was also an off-spinner in their side. As a 19-year-old it was an easy decision to give up the seam ups and move on to off-spin.”

To his success, Maxwell discovered coaches specialising in spin bowling who helped him make a clean transition. “Luckily sufficient, I used to be in a position to work with loads of actually good spin coaches who modified a medium pacers motion who bowled off-spin to a man who could possibly be relied upon with some off-spin bowling.”

Maxwell, retained alongside Virat Kohli and Mohammed Siraj by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) ahead of the mega auction in February, will miss the first week of the IPL 2022 due to his upcoming wedding with his fiancé Vini Raman. Due to his wedding, Maxwell is also going to miss Australia’s white-ball tour to Pakistan as well.

He was last seen in action for Australia during the five-match T20I series at home against Sri Lanka, which the current men’s T20 World Cup Champions won 4-1. In that series, Maxwell clinched Player of the Series award, scoring 138 runs in five matches apart from picking a solitary wicket.

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