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Australia star makes surprise request ahead of T20 World Cup

Maxwell entered the IPL in great touch, having played a major role in helping Australia to a memorable ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup title at the end of last year and backed that up with T20I centuries against India and West Indies either side of the new year.

But it’s been tough going for Maxwell at RCB, with his innings of 28 against Kolkata Knight Riders at the end of last month the only time he has scored in double figures.

“I probably just haven’t got away, it’s as simple as that,” Maxwell admitted.

“In the first few games, I felt like I made reasonably good decisions but was still finding ways to get out.

“It can happen in T20 cricket and when it can snowball like that and you feel like you’re not getting the runs, you can start to go searching and try too hard and forget about the basics of the game.

“Even if you look at the first game, I ran one off the middle of the bat to the keeper by picking up the length really well.

“I saw a scoring opportunity and I opened the face (of the bat) a little bit too much, and when you’re going really well, that goes just wide of the gloves, you get a boundary and you’re four off one and all of a sudden you’re away for the tournament.

“T20 cricket can be like that sometimes, it’s a pretty fickle game.”