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Kohli, De Villiers' presence will allow Maxwell to have a good IPL: Vettori

Daniel Vettori said Glenn Maxwell will have an amazing season in IPL 2021 with RCB as the Australian all-rounder will feel less pressure while playing with Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.

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Australia's Glenn Maxwell plays a shot off the bowling of Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez during the Cricket World Cup match between Australia and Pakistan at the County Ground in Taunton, south west England

Former New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori said that will have an amazing season in the 14th edition of the (IPL) with the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) as the Australian all-rounder will feel less pressure while playing with skipper and star batsman

In IPL 2021, Maxwell will don RCB colours after he was bought by the franchise for Rs 14.25 crore. In the past, Maxwell has represented Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings).

"The emphasis normally is on AB and Kohli, and Maxwell in a way can fly under the radar. Hopefully, that lack of pressure will allow him to have an IPL that everyone expects him to most years," ESPNcricinfo quoted Vettori as saying.

Former RCB coach further said that responsibility brings the most out of Maxwell and added that he should be part of the leadership group along with Kohli and De Villiers.

"Where he's been successful, particularly at Melbourne Stars, he's been engaged, he's been captain and he's been the senior player. He's been given a lot of responsibility and I think that's where teams tend to get the best out of him. Even though de Villiers and Kohli are the focal points, if they can spread that leadership across him, I think that will be the best way to utilise him."

Maxwell just managed to accumulate 108 runs off 13 games last season. The all-rounder also failed to hit a single six for the first time in his eight-season IPL career. Maxwell will hope that the change in the franchise will bring a change in fortune as well for him.

will commence on April 9 with Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) locking horns in the tournament opener.

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First Published: Wed, April 07 2021. 16:27 IST