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India vs Australia: Would like to bat higher up the order in ODIs, says Glenn Maxwell

During India’s ODI series against Australia in January, much discussion veered towards Glenn Maxwell’s batting position in the 50-overs format.
The right-handed batsman came out to the middle at no.7 in the three-match series which India won 2-1. Several former Australian cricketers including Sir Allan Border questioned the teams strategy behind sending Maxwell down the order.
After smacking a ton to help his side pick up a 7-wicket win in the 2nd T20I on Wednesday against India, the batsman said it would be easier if he gets to bat higher up the order in the upcoming ODI series against India. In one day cricket, its not as easy to go at the end.So it would be nice to bat higher up but it depends on what happens in the top four or top five. If the opportunity does come up, Id like to take, the 30-year-old told reporters at the press conference after the match.
The batsman scored his 3rd T20I on Wednesday, an unbeaten 113 in 55 balls, to help Australia win the series 2-0. Addressing his innings, Maxwell said: In my case tonight, when I came out, it was 15 overs to go I think.
And as long as I get an 80 or a 100 out of that even, if I am doing that at a No 6 or a 7, it doesnt really matter. Its just me making the most of the opportunities when I get them.
KL Rahul humbled after chat show controversy.He added that the wicket started drying up a bit in the later stage of the innings. In my case tonight, when I came out, it was 15 overs to go I think.
And as long as I get an 80 or a 100 out of that even, if I am doing that at a No 6 or a 7, it doesnt really matter. Its just me making the most of the opportunities when I get them, he said.Maxwells innings comprised of 9 sixes and 7 fours, and the batsman insisted that despite the big hitting, he did not take unnecessary risks. I think its just got to be about picking your moments.
I think a little bit of it is that I have to go hard but I think I had been just picking off balls I can hit the boundaries in. Like today, I dont think I took too many ridiculous risks and I feel I read the game really well and was able to hit the ball in areas where the fielders werent at all.There are not many times I hit the ball straight over a fielders head but just place it in the gap and I feel thats okay for me, he said.

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