The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 player auction is all set to take place in Chennai on Thursday (February 18). There will be a total of 292 players up for grabs at the mini-auction with 62 vacant spots to fill for all eight teams. There will be a host of big names who will go under the hammer at the auction including Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell.
Maxwell, who was roped in by Kings XI Punjab last year for a whopping Rs 10.7 crore, was released by the franchise ahead of the player auction this year. Maxwell had a woeful campaign in IPL 2020 in UAE last year where he managed to score only 108 runs in 13 games without managing a single fifty.
Despite his poor show last season, Maxwell will be one of the players to watch out for in the auction this year and is expected to fetch a big amount once again. Ahead of the IPL 2021 player auction, the Australian star opened up on playing for Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
Maxwell expressed interest in playing for RCB in the IPL and said it will be nice for him to work under Kohli. RCB will be looking to add some firepower in their middle-order at the auction and Maxwell might fit the bill perfectly for the Kohli-led side, who released as many as ten players ahead of the auction including the likes of Aaron Finch and Chris Morris among others.
“I get along with Virat pretty well. It’ll be certainly nice to work under Virat and will certainly enjoy batting with him – that’s for sure,” Maxwell said.
“It will be awesome to work with him, and he’s always been really helpful to me along the journey. Whenever I’ve caught up with him, he’s been brilliant. So to be able to work with him first hand will be pretty cool,” he added.