Finch: Maxwell can become the best player in the world

"He has the potential to be the best player in the world"

“He has the potential to be the best player in the world”

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Australia opener Aaron Finch firmly believes that all-rounder Glenn Maxwell can become the “best player in the world”.

Finch’s comments come after Maxwell hammered an entertaining 98 off 63 balls while representing the Victoria Bushrangers in a 50-over match match against a New South Wales Invitational XI on Sunday.

“He’s looking outstanding at the moment, his future is limitless. He has the potential to be the best player in the world if he wants to be,” Finch was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au on Tuesday. “He’s really in control of his game. When people think of him, they probably think of a bit of a cowboy, who has got all the shots in the book, (but) he’s worked out how to adjust his game now and adjust through the gears of batting, especially in one-day cricket.”

While Maxwell has been excelling in ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals, he has bemoaned the fact that his Test career is still in its infancy stage. However, following a successful stint with Yorkshire, during which he averaged 40.66 with the bat, the 26-year-old was recalled to the Test team for Australia’s tour of Bangladesh. However, Maxwell’s Test comeback was postponed as Australia cancelled the tour due to security concerns.

But, Finch is confident that Maxwell will impress in the longest format of the game and has also backed the all-rounder to have a major impact during the Baggy Greens’ busy summer.

“He has turned the corner. His technique is tight now, he’s mentally switched on, he has great plans when he bats,” Finch said. “I don’t see why he couldn’t have such a huge summer in all formats of the game.”

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