The inclusion of Maxwell in the Australian national team for the limited formats has definitely given them a lot of batting strength in the middle order. Also, with his part-time off-spin also gives the captain Smith extra advantage in the bowling.
Maxwell was the main man for Australia in the recent ODI series between India and Australia. Maxwell showed his all-round abilities in almost all the games. In one game he became the man of the match for his brilliant 90 plus runs innings.
In the last game the two teams played in the World T20, Maxwell showed his strength with the bat when he reverses swept Jadeja or a big six. No one was expecting this hot except for Maxwell who had the blueprint of it stamped in his mind before the ball.
It was a low full toss and that helped Maxwell a lot. He was no more bothered about the line and length of the ball. The spin would not have mattered as well.
He just changed his batting position and slammed the ball from the sweet spot of his bat and the ball went a long way over the ropes and into the crowd. The Indian crowd even liked the shot a lot. Maxwell did play a handy knock in this game as well.
Unfortunately, he ended up on the losing side. Virat Kohli was the man who stood up from India once again and his 82 not out remained the decisive factor that gave India another major win and a position in the semifinals of the world t20.