Australia’s swashbuckling batsman Glenn Maxwell has said he is ready to play the role of frontline spinner for Australia in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 semifinal against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
“I’ve taken a couple of wickets this tournament which has been nice, and I feel like I’ve been doing the job that Michael Clarke has been asking of me whenever I’ve come to the crease,” Maxwell said.
The semifinal between India and Australia will be played at the same wicket where seven Sri Lankan wickets fell to spinners against South Africa in the first quarter final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
Maxwell also said that he is been working with the bowling coach and he looks in good shape ahead of the semi final clash at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
“I had a chat to John Davison (Australian spin bowling coach) last night and he said my shape was looking really good. It’s starting to become a bit more of a frontline spinner’s action as well and not so much just a run-stopping option, but it’s actually becoming semi-threatening, compared to just going and putting the ball on a tee,” Maxwell was quoted as saying by Australian media.
Maxwell, who bowled a double-wicket maiden in an ODI against Pakistan in UAE when Pakistan required 2 runs in the last over, said he has worked out a few things with his bowling in the last 1 year and he is a lot more confident about bowling.
“I think after that United Arab Emirates (UAE) series against Pakistan last year I worked out a few things with my bowling. As soon as I came back to Australia I worked really hard on it and I felt like I was starting to get signs of what I wanted to do with my off-spin and what other coaches had been looking for me to do as well which was to get that drop and a bit more energy on the ball,” Maxwell said.