IPL: Glenn Maxwell's performance against Kolkata Knight Riders

Parth Dhall
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IPL: Glenn Maxwell
IPL: Glenn Maxwell

18 Apr 2021: IPL: Glenn Maxwell's performance against Kolkata Knight Riders

Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell has been off to a terrific start in the Indian Premier League 2021.

Form seems to be accompanying him after his arrival in the Royal Challengers Bangalore camp.

The middle-order batsman has smashed 98 runs from two games so far.

He will aim to play in a similar manner against Kolkata Knight Riders.

Let us analyze his stats against them.

Record: A look at his record against KKR

Maxwell has racked up 1,603 runs from 84 matches at a phenomenal strike rate of 153.83 in the IPL.

He averages 22.90 with the bat, and also owns seven half-centuries in the cash-rich league.

Against KKR, he has amassed 339 runs from 15 innings at a strike rate of 151.34.

The phenomenal tally also includes 20 sixes and 26 fours.

Fact: Maxwell has a terrific record against KKR spinner Harbhajan Singh

Once set, Maxwell becomes a nightmare for the bowlers. Against KKR off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, Maxwell has smashed 54 runs off 27 balls, while Harbhajan has dismissed him once. It will be interesting to see how he plays against his Australian team-mate Pat Cummins.

SR: Maxwell fired at the death in last game

Maxwell has scored most of his IPL runs in the middle overs (7-15).

Over the years, he has amassed 1,061 runs at an average of 28.68 in these overs.

His strike-rate in this phase reads as 157.42.

Interestingly, his strike-rate soars to 170.33 in the death overs (16-20).

In the previous game (against SRH), he registered a strike-rate of 186.67 in this phase.

RCB vs KKR: Will the in-form Maxwell continue his run?

Maxwell has been handed a new role by the RCB management.

Skipper Virat Kohli is using him at number four by demoting star batsman AB de Villiers in the line-up.

This move has certainly reaped dividends thus far.

He scored 59 off 41 against SRH, and played a brief cameo (39) in the tournament opener.

He is likely to fire against KKR as well.