IPL 2020: 5 players who could return to their former franchises

  • The 5 top players that IPL franchises will look to have back in their squads.
Aronya Baksy
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Modified 12 Dec 2019, 16:04 IST

4. Glenn Maxwell (KXIP)

Glenn Maxwell shows off his power against Rising Pune Supergiant
Glenn Maxwell shows off his power against Rising Pune Supergiant

Kings XI Punjab will no doubt be on the lookout for a power hitter to replace the released David Miller, and there appears to be no better replacement than 2014 Man of the Series Glenn Maxwell. He has been on a break from the IPL after being signed by the then Delhi Daredevils in the 2018 auction.

Maxwell has established himself as a short-format regular for Australia, and he recently hit 305 runs at a strike rate of 150.99 in the 2019 Vitality Blast in England. Before his self-enforced hiatus from international cricket due to his struggles with mental health, he scored 231 runs in three T20 internationals for Australia, including a devastating 55-ball 113 in Bengaluru against India in a chase of 193.

The Kings XI would be keen to welcome back one of their biggest stars, who has since returned successfully to the club cricket scene in his native Victoria. Maxwell still provides immense value to any T20 side with his potent blend of power-hitting in the middle overs and part-time off-spin bowling.

Published 12 Dec 2019, 04:53 IST
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