Melbourne, March.2 (ANI): Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has warned his side to be wary of South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir in the upcoming T20 series between the two sides ahead of World T20 in India.
Describing Tahir as an ‘experienced’ player, Maxwell said the former is an outstanding bowler and that his side have to perform well against him.
The 27-year-old had played against the spinner while he was with Delhi Daredevils in the last year’s Indian Premier League (IPL).
“He has been very successful and he played really well in the IPL last years, said. I think that was a big thing for him and for his confidence. I think he has been riding that since. He seems to grab the momentum back for South Africa every time he comes on,” Maxwell was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
Maxwell also admitted that Australia didn’t have great record in the subcontinent and added that they had mostly struggled while playing excellent spin.
Maxwell, however, believes that his side would come even stronger this time and would prove that they were worth being the number one side.
“If you look at our batting order, it’s suited to combat that. We’ve got excellent players of spin in our team and guys that have got international experience in India. It’s going to be key for us to have those guys perform well for us. It felt like the Indian series we were trying a lot of players. We didn’t play our main team at any stage. It’s an exciting that we can get better from that. Hopefully when we hit Durban on Friday night we can show that with our No. 1 side,” he added.
The two sides will lock horns in a three-match T20 series, starting from Friday in Durban. (ANI)