Glenn Maxwell wants to bat higher up the order in ODIs. He made a series-winning 113 at number four for Australia in the Bengaluru T20I. He took just 55 deliveries for his 113 and smashed seven fours and nine sixes. His knock helped Australia cross the line with ease.

Maxwell bats at number seven in ODIs but would love to get promoted in the five-match ODI series against Australia, starting in Hyderabad on March 2.

He revealed how he countered the Bumrah threat. Bumrah had the wood over Maxwell in T20Is. “I was always trying to attack him. We needed 44 off the last four overs and he came back on. I suppose it was a key over. If that only went for four or five, suddenly you need 13 an over. And it only takes six good yorkers from him to push that up to 18-19. That can be quite difficult to get in the last two overs, or the two other overs.

“So I was just hoping he missed a couple of times and wanted to pounce on that. He’s done me a fair few times in T20 cricket to his credit. I have sort of changed my approach to him a little bit. Been able to wait for a ball that’s slightly off and capitalise on that.

“I was able to get him for two boundaries in that over, and keep the run rate in check and I was able to target Siddarth next over and then we only needed 14 off 12 balls,” said Maxwell.

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