Glenn Maxwell rues inconsistency after Australia's World Cup exit
Glenn Maxwell in action [Source: Associated Press]
The demons of Australia's opening defeat in the T20 World Cup 2022 came back to haunt them after relying on other teams proved futile for the defending champions. The match in contention saw the hosts coping an 89-run hammering to New Zealand to launch the tournament, marking a T20 World Cup rematch between the two sides after last year's final.
Despite restoring some balance to their title-defence campaign with wins in their subsequent games, Australia's net run rate never seemed to recover, and the hosts were reduced to a mere bunch of spectators awaiting the result of the final group match between Sri Lanka and England.
With England's thrilling win over Sri Lanka consigning Australia a group-stage exit, star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has expressed his disappointment over his side's contrasting performance from last year's event.
The swashbuckling all-rounder admitted to Australia missing quite a few opportunities this year. He claimed that several batters failed to capitalise on their good starts and the team never put forward a complete performance in a game.
Here's how Maxwell reflected on Australia's Super 12 exit
"We probably haven’t put the complete game together. We’ve probably missed a few opportunities this year. A couple of batters have got starts but haven’t gone big,
"There was a couple of games last year during the World Cup where we probably did I think – Bangladesh, West Indies and Sri Lanka we played the complete game, almost back-to-back. They were clinical performances; we did the game quickly and were just pretty sharp in all areas of the game."