Glenn Maxwell’s aggressive stick during the mid-overs and back-end will add dimension to their side and also help “Big Show” play freely, believes RCB Cricket manager Mike Hesson. Maxwell, an eternal under-performer but someone who has always raked the moolah at IPL auctions, was snapped for Rs 14.25 crore by the Royal Challengers Bangalore after the Punjab Kings decided to release him.
“He (Maxwell) is fantastic and fits in the middle order for us. We wanted to have a player of his quality during the mid-overs and at the back as well, he brings a tremendous amount of experience,” Hesson told a virtual media conference, indicating that Maxwell is that mid-order impact player that RCB lacked last year.
“That day he can overturn a game. We have to use it in a space where we can maximize his skills and we are looking at how we do it,” said the former New Zealand coach.
Hesson wants Maxwell to understand his role.
“I’m waiting to talk to him and be clear about his role. It’s only been a few days. Between peers, he will fight, so it is better that he understands his role implicitly. He has good skills, very experienced and will also be part of the leadership group. “
6ft 9in Kyle Jamieson has been one of New Zealand’s test cricket heroes, but Hesson believes that even in India the bounce he can squeeze out due to his height will be very handy for RCB.
“Like I said, in some areas we will want bowlers who would play mostly cutters and in another field where the ball swings and there is a bounce, Kyle will be lethal.”
“It’s about complementing with skills and what brings to the group, obviously with the bat, he has skills to be a powerful player,” Hesson justified justified the young Black Cap’s insane offer.
As for the Indian rhythm bowling group, Hesson looks for “horses for lessons” while choosing between Navdeep Saini and Mohammed Siraj.
“Siraj is exceptional with a new ball. He has the ability to swing the new ball while Kyle will get that bounce and bring a different challenge. Saini has a little more rhythm and plays at a different length. They will be used in different phases. of the Game. “
Hesson was also happy with the type of skipper Virat Kohli, who will open in the coming season.
“I think Virat is so experienced at what he does with RCB and he’s going to hit the top of the order. It’s a position he knows well. He’s in touch.
“I was thinking about how he was playing in T20 against England and how he was controlling the tempo the day he was doing it for RCB.”
On uncapped Indian players, Hesson mentioned the names of Rajat Patidar from Madhya Pradesh and Mohammed Azharudeen from Kerala as the talents to look for.
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