Dubai: Australia’s swashbuckling batsman Glenn Maxwell is eagerly taking a look ahead to taking on Pakistan within the three-match Twenty20 sequence.
The opening game of the sequence will probably be performed on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi adopted by means of the business finish on the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai.
Maxwell mentioned he has fond recollections of where all over the sequence against Pakistan in 2014. In the second one One-Day International his 76 had helped Australia chase down the target and earn the Man-of-the-Match award.
“The grounds here are beautiful. I have been lucky enough to have some success in Dubai. There was a one-day game that we played in 2014, I was able to score some runs and take some wickets in the T20 as well. Hopefully, we can get a decent crowd and really entertain them,” mentioned Maxwell, who averages just about 33 at a staggering 160-plus strike fee and will probably be a very important cog for Australia against Pakistan.
“We are looking forward to the challenge. We had a good tri-series against Pakistan and Zimbabwe. Unfortunately, Pakistan got the better of us in the final. Hopefully, we can improve our performance by one level and win the tournament here.”
Maxwell is easily conscious about the danger posed by means of Pakistan, who best the ICC Twenty20 ratings.
“Pakistan are obviously are a very strong unit and have played some really good T20 cricket over the last couple of years to get themselves to the world No. 1 spot,” he mentioned. “We’ll have our work cut out. Guys like Fakhar Zaman has been outstanding, especially in that final (Tri-series in Zimbabwe 2018). They don’t rely on one specific bowler, they have got a good unit that works together. So we’ll have to be at our A game to beat them.”