Glenn Maxwell has played for KXIP in the IPL. (Source: BCCI)

Australian Big hitter player Glenn Maxwell considers the Indian Premier League (IPL) to be a small-scale World Cup in which foreign players face considerable challenges to compete against each other.

The postponement of the T20 World Cup has cleared the way for the BCCI to conduct the IPL in the September-November window.

The BCCI has sought permission from the central government to get the league in the United Arab Emirates, where there have been fewer cases of Covid-19 as compared to other cricketing nations.

Maxwell told Fox Sports, “Foreign players get a lot of thrill by playing in it, like the World Cup, some of the best players in the world play shoulder to shoulder, but on a smaller level. If everything goes right, I would love to be available for this.”

The all-rounder is part of Australia’s 26-man squad for the tour of England. The 31-year-old player took a break last year due to some mental health issues. Maxwell said he kept in touch with national coach Justin Langer, though.


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