“IPL Is So Powerful, The Teams Will Take Over”: Glenn Maxwell Opines On The IPL & Big Bash League

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Glenn Maxwell is presently one of the most sought-after T20 batters in the world. His swashbuckling batting abilities, immense leadership skills, and also his wily bowling antics, easily make him find a spot in the playing XI of T20 franchise teams across the globe.

The Australian all-rounder is a mainstay in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and also in the Big Bash League (BBL). The BBL will begin its new season on December 13 and Glenn Maxwell has opined on it and also the IPL.

Speaking to the Vic State Cricket Podcast, Glenn Maxwell stressed the local players in Australia amidst the surge of the popularity of the IPL.

“I think the next step is making sure that our local players are taken care of because we are going to see these leagues take over at some stage. We are going to see the IPL teams, who have got their hands in different competitions around the world, we are going to see them take over. It could end up being a bit like (LIV) golf – I could see it sort of heading that way,” Glenn Maxwell said.

“If the BBL is not careful, it could get overrun by the amount of cricket that’s going on around the world and it’s going to be hard to compete with because the IPL teams are just so powerful,” Maxwell added.

It is important to note that, unlike the IPL where the teams are owned by private individuals and companies, the teams in the BBL are managed by the state associations under Cricket Australia (CA).

Glenn Maxwell might not be a part of BBL 2022

Glenn Maxwell might not be a part of BBL 2022 as he suffered a leg injury during a party after the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. He has been ruled out till 2023 and might not be donning the jersey for Melbourne Stars this year.

The 34-year-old cricketer has so far played 100 BBL matches and has mustered 2673 runs and has bagged 37 wickets. He has the highest score of 154* in the tournament.

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