IPL 2021: Scott Styris makes bold statement against ex-KXIP star Glenn Maxwell, says ‘If people pay Rs 10 crore to Maxwell, they have rocks in their head

IPL 2021-Scott Styris makes bold statement against ex-KXIP star Glenn Maxwell: Ahead of the IPL 2021 Auctions, Scott Styris made a bold remark about released Kings Xi Punjab (KXIP) star Glenn Maxwell. The Kiwi said that if any franchise would pay Maxwell around the 10cr region it can turn out to be a waste of money.

Scott Styris added that Maxwell’s performance in the last “five or six” IPL seasons has been “disappointing”. Styris further stated that it was best to get the service of the 32-year-old at his base price.

The dynamic Aussie all-rounder, who was bought for Rs 10.75 crore by Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the IPL 2020 auction, has been released by the franchise. Maxwell had scored 108 runs at a strike-rate of 101.88 from 13 matches in the previous edition.

Speaking on the Star Sports Network, Styris mentioned, “The answer is if anybody pays anything close to that sort of 10-crore mark, they have got rocks in their head. It is that simple. We all know how good a player he is, and that is not the question. The talent is there, but the talent has outweighed the actual performances we have seen from Glenn Maxwell,”.

“I think there will be someone who takes a chance on Maxwell, but it should only be something like base price. And you hope you strike lightning in a bottle and you get lucky and that he is in good form and he somehow manages to turn around what has been a pretty disappointing five or six years in the IPL,” Styris added.

The IPL 2021 auction is expected to be held in February 18 in Chennai

KXIP Retained 

Batsmen: 

KL Rahul (c)

Mandeep Singh

Nicholas Pooran

Chris Gayle

Prabhsimran Singh

Mayank Agarwal

Sarfaraz Khan

All Rounders

Harpreet Brar

Deepak Hooda

Bowlers

Chris Jordan

Arshdeep Singh

Mohammed Shami

Ravi Bishnoi

Ishan Porel

Murugan Ashwin

Darshan Nalkande

KXIP Released

Glenn Maxwell

Sheldon Cottrell

K Gowtham

Mueeb ur Rahman

Jimmy Neesham

Hardus Viljoen

Karun Nair

Tajinder Singh

Jagadeesha Suchith