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I get along with Indians very well: Maxwell

I get along with Indians very well: Maxwell
The 26-year-old said that after playing for three IPL teams, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians, he had developed real friendship with a number of Indians. “Playing with three different teams, you get to know a lot of them, spend time with them, go to dinners with them and you start to develop real friendships and you stay in touch with them as well,” Maxwell said.

He added after playing in IPL with Indians, it had become hard to play against them. “It makes it hard when you play against them because you’ve got to still have that fine line of keeping it competitive on the field but they’re also your mates. So you’ve got to continue trying to play as if you’re playing your worst enemy every time,” the right-handed batsman said.

“It’s sometimes hard, I find myself laughing with a lot of the guys and you get people yelling at you to concentrate. But I’m not into that sort of stuff.” The all-rounder said Harbhajan Singh was one of the funniest cricketers around. “He is brilliant. He’s one of the funniest guys I’ve ever met,” he said.

I can be australia’s frontline spinner in semifinal

As the SCG wicket is expected to help the spinners, Glenn Maxwell says he was ready to play the role of frontline spinner for Australia in World Cup semifinal against India. The semifinal between India and Australia will be played at the same wicket where seven Sri Lankan wickets fell to spinners against South Africa in the quarterfinal. Australia do not have a regular spinner in their ranks as they heavily rely on their pacers, led by Mitchell Starc, while India have R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.

“I’ve taken a couple of wickets this tournament which has been nice, and I feel like I’ve been doing the job that Michael Clarke has been asking of me whenever I’ve come to the crease. I had a chat to John Davison (Australian spin bowling coach) last night and he said my shape was looking really good. It’s starting to become a bit more of a frontline spinner’s action as well and not so much just a run-stopping option but it’s actually becoming semi-threatening, compared to just going and putting the ball on a tee,” Maxwell was quoted as saying by Australian media. Maxwell said in recent past he has developed into a good spin option. “I think after that UAE series against Pakistan last year, I worked out a few things with my bowling. As soon as I came back to Australia I worked really hard on it and I felt like starting to get signs of what I wanted to do with my off-spin,” he said.
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