Scott Styris makes bold statement against ex-KXIP star Glenn Maxwell
Scott Styris makes bold statement against ex-KXIP star Glenn Maxwell

Ahead of the IPL 2021 Auctions, Scott Styris made a bold remark about released Kings Xi Punjab (KXIP) star Glenn Maxwell. The Kiwi said that if any franchise would pay Maxwell around the 10cr region it can turn out to be a waste of money.

Maxwell, who is one of the 9 players released by KXIP, is set to go under the hammer in the mini-auction which is likely to be held in February 2021.

The dynamic Aussie all-rounder, who was bought for Rs 10.75 crore by Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the IPL 2020 auction, has been released by the franchise. Maxwell had scored 108 runs at a strike-rate of 101.88 from 13 matches in the previous edition.

Scott Styris slams Maxwell

Scott Styris added that Maxwell’s performance in the last “five or six” IPL seasons has been “disappointing”. Styris further stated that it was best to get the service of the 32-year-old at his base price.

“The answer is if anybody pays anything close to that sort of 10-crore mark, they have got rocks in their head. It is that simple. We all know how good a player he is, and that is not the question. The talent is there, but the talent has outweighed the actual performances we have seen from Glenn Maxwell,” Scott Styris said on Star Sports Network.

Styris further said that the best thing would be getting the Australian cricketer at his base price.

“I think there will be someone who takes a chance on Maxwell, but it should only be something like base price. And you hope you strike lightning in a bottle and you get lucky and that he is in good form and he somehow manages to turn around what has been a pretty disappointing five or six years in the IPL,” Styris added.

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