Glenn Maxwell on unbeaten Australia's super8's tie with Afghanistan

But did you feel a bit of rhythm there with the the way you started? Yeah, as much as you can in six balls. Yeah. It was nice to get out there and hit a couple. But I've said it pretty consistent. I felt pretty good throughout the whole tournament. Just probably just haven't quite nailed the starts. And tonight started really clean and and switched on. And yeah, I was a bit disappointed that the rain came I think in the next probably two or three overs with the game sort of, I suppose. I think we only needed about 40. We'll probably would have tried to push on, hopefully improve that net run rate a little bit and almost give yourself a little bit of a buffer for the next two games. And just on David Warner and Travis Head, I guess, you know, sometimes you might look at a left hand, right hand combination being the ideal. But what is it about those two? They seem to really complement each other well. Yeah, I I think they just, they both hit it in such different areas. I know they both cut well, but I think the way that Trave has gone through the IPL dominated, done really well. It's come in with a lot of confidence and he's just played such good aggressive cricket and probably taken the game away from a lot of teams. And, and, and Davey started so crisply pretty much in in most of the games. And you know, you gotta look back at that England game where they sort of broke the back of the match in those first six overs when the wicket wasn't playing like a 12 and over and a power play type of type of type of game. But the way that they, I suppose, got us ahead, allowed us to sort of set up the back end. And we're very blessed to have two extremely talented guys at the top of the order who are doing a great job for us. And mate, just looking forward to the game against Afghanistan. I know you won't see the wicket till you get there, but the games played there so far have turned a lot. Just in terms of your role with the ball, are are you relishing that chance to to bowl on a wicket like that, especially if you know, you're sort of the second spinner? Yeah. I don't think with the way I bowl, I generally need a whole heap of help. It's more my lengths probably are probably more dictated to by the conditions, whether it's skidding, whether it's holding. So I suppose it's just trying to find that right right pace balance, right seam angles, whatever it might be. Few more square spinners if it's spinning bigger, I suppose it's just about me trying to read the conditions as quickly as I can and then trying to adapt to that. But yeah, I'm not too fazed whether it's spinning big or not spinning at all. Glenn, that straight six that you hit, the commentators, Hayden and Ponting or really raving about that shot. Can you sort of talk us through how that happened? And do you have any shots like that that sort of make you feel like you're on if you get out of the middle? Yeah, I, I think tonight I just, I just went in with a, a really clear mindset to sort of be a little bit more proactive and a bit more trusting, I suppose in, in my foundations and what I do really well. I, I know I reverse well, I know I play spin well when I'm busy on my feet and, and moving forward and back and when I'm just looking at gaps in the field and, and adapting to what comes in front of me. I can, I can get into my innings relatively comfortably. I, I think I even just thinking back, I feel like I might have even got sucked into a little bit of the pace of play during the IPL where you sort of set up as a power hitter and that's all your sort of focus goes towards and you're thinking more about hitting boundaries every ball instead of still playing your strengths. And tonight sort of went back to, I suppose what I do really well is, is start my hands with good cricketing shots back my ability to manipulate fields and try and stick to that. I guess just further on that, I mean, you've you've been through so many periods where you know that there might be a a run of games where it hasn't been working out and then it does change very, very quickly. Is that with all your experience, do you know the thought process you have to make your mind go through to kind of flick that switch or is it just something that happens? Yeah, a lot. A lot of it can sometimes be timing, like whether you're facing the right type of bowler earlier on in your innings and sort of help you get into that mindset and probably wasn't ideal facing a legspin. I've never faced before. Tall, good pace on the ball was getting a little bit of bite, but a really nice ball to to Trav to get him out and was a bit of an inconsistent spin the wicket. So it might not be the safest pitch to reverse, but I know that's a a shot that I play really well. There's a big gap there and I think over the last few games I've sort of been a little bit tentative in the fact I've just been trying to poke me into a gap and get a one. And I was like, you know what, I've got to play the strengths that I have a bit more often. And you can play as many games as you want in the world, but sometimes you might just can sometimes start to play a few tricks on you and go Nah, Nah. You got to get your way into the game. You start to look at previous scores. But I think at this stage of the tournaments, I think I've just gone back to, you know, what I do really well and hopefully that holds me in good stead. 01 more, one more Carl trying to rack you off. So you spoke about clarity there can just a six ball innings. It is just six balls give you that clarity because you spoke about how you felt today. Does that kind of like switch a button in your head if that's that makes sense? Yeah, it can. It's, I think I said in another interview the other day, I, I got a lot of confidence out of the England means how I was able to sort of, I suppose, get my way through that slightly tricky. With Mitch on a wicket that, as I said, it wasn't a 12 and over pitch at the time. And I reckon during the IPO, I was probably getting sucked into, that's the rate we've got to go and we've got to keep going. And I was trying to push on that without playing the way I get myself into the, into the game. And yeah, I, I think I was, I was proud I was able to sort of get myself in, give myself a chance and, and set the platform up for the back end and, and really control those middle overs. And you need a, you need a really good partner to be doing the the same sort of thing at the other end. And Mitch did that as well. He would have gained a lot of confidence from that ends. And it feels like every ground has its different little idiosyncrasies. Like this is a slow outfield with a howling breeze to a shore boundary. Barbados can be 5050 on the Wick. It can be slow. As we've seen, St. Saint Vincent is going to be spinny and might be a slightly quicker outfield. So there's like so many different changes, it feels like, feels like you're going to a completely different part of the world every ground that you go to and you've got to adapt and change. And I, I think that's just the, the way our team's gone is. It feels like we've been the quickest ones to adapt the conditions throughout the tournament. And I'm sure that's going to probably hold true for the last few games. The team that adapts the quickest will will come out victorious. Thanks everyone. Thank you for our next goal.

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