Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell feels his inconsistent run in the IPL over eight seasons is largely due to the frequent changes in his role, which doesn't really happen while plying his trade for the 'Baggie Greens'.
Before the start of IPL 2020, Glenn Maxwell had a pretty good tour of England, where he smashed a 90-ball 108 to script a memorable series-winning run chase alongside Alex Carey.
The KXIP man, while speaking to the Press Trust of India (PTI), revealed why he had realized his potential while playing for Australia and the reason for his inconsistent run in the IPL.
"I probably wouldn't compare (IPL and Australia career). The way I have played international cricket, it has been more clearer than IPL. I know exactly how the guys will play around me," Maxwell said.
Maxwell battled his way back to the sport after overcoming mental health issues last year. He had a good BBL season with Melbourne Stars and the Australian team, but the same can't be said about his IPL performances.
He has scored just 58 runs at 14.50 in seven games, so far.
"My role in IPL changes, probably, for most games. In IPL, a lot of teams change their team sheets a lot. In the Australian setup, we have the same eleven for most of the games, we all are well aware our roles," he said.
Maxwell added that his role this season is to support the top-four.
"Despite the fact I did well in 2014, I actually thought my performance in the 2017 season was my best. Being captain, man of the match multiple times, and I bowled a lot more.
"I thought that it was my best season in the IPL. I was able to combine some match-winning knocks with some sensible knocks," he added.