Published: Mon, January 13, 2020
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Glenn Maxwell thriving in Big Bash after 'banishing demons'

Glenn Maxwell thriving in Big Bash after 'banishing demons'

Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell believes the break he took from cricket to deal with his mental health is behind his imperious form in the ongoing edition of the Big Bash League (BBL).

The Melbourne Stars captain smashed 83 not out off 45 balls to see his side home in their run chase against Melbourne Renegades, sealing the victory with his seventh six at the Marvel Stadium on Friday.

It was Maxwell's third half-century of a BBL season that marked his return to cricket after a break to concentrate on his mental health.

Nathan Coulter-Nile (2-29) ensured Tom Cooper (15) could not build on a start and sent Sam Harper back for a golden duck, while Haris Rauf conceded just eight runs from his final two overs and accounted for Dan Christian (12). Maxwell stated, "Now there is absolutely no psychological force on myself". I think I'm starting to see the benefits now, I've got no demons in my head.

Both line-ups were shuffled for the clash with Renegades Aaron Finch and Kane Richardson and Stars Peter Handscomb and Adam Zampa departing for the Australian ODI tour of India. "I've been able to sort of get everything off my chest". "They're playing one-day cricket".

"I'm still talking to people about managing different parts of my life and making sure I've still got that balance". "I'm actually quite excited if it is here because one more game at the MCG would be nice", Ponting said.

Maxwell, who took a seven-week break from global and domestic cricket, was not selected in Australia's ODI team that's touring India for a three-match series.

" I do not have anything going in the rear of my mind, I do not have any one of these various other ideas". They will most likely create that my World Cup had not been sufficient. "I'll just trying to keep doing as well as I can for the Stars", said Maxwell, who added that the break from cricket has done him a world of good.

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