Glenn Maxwell and Australia gearing up to face South Africa at Lucknow

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A formidable Australian team is preparing themselves well for the upcoming challenge of the Proteas at Lucknow tomorrow.

Having lost to India in their opening game, the Aussies will look to bounce back against South Africa.

Meanwhile, allrounder, Glenn Maxwell came forward to talk about his side’s preparation and the pitch conditions at Lucknow.

Apparently, the whole pitch and ground at the Ekana Cricket Stadium has been relaid after the IPL this year.

Additionally, the game between India and New Zealand here at the start of 2023 was a low-scoring game.

After such fiascos, the curator was sacked by the BCCI, and a new one was appointed in his place.

Now, Australia and South Africa will go into this game without knowing how the surface plays out tomorrow.

However, Maxwell is pretty confident that his side will come out on top in their second game.

It’s a bit of an unknown here, think they’ve ripped up the whole ground and started again after the IPL. India also had a T20 here where they struggled to chase down, I think, 99 against the Kiwis earlier in the year. With that in mind, I think it will be a fresh start for the whole ground, turn up on the day and see how it looks.

Maxwell expresses delight on Australia getting two games in Lucknow; also talks about Chennai’s pitch

Meanwhile, Maxwell has expressed his delight in Australia getting two games in Lucknow. After South Africa, they will play Sri Lanka at the same venue.

We are prepared for whatever conditions come our way over the next few games. Suppose we are lucky to be in Lucknow for two games in a row, [so we] can have a look at these conditions.

Furthermore, he also talked about how India offers a variety of pitches and how quickly the players have to adapt.

Talking about the Chennai surface, Maxwell stated that the ground staff and curator did a good job there.

You know when you come to India you will be faced with a whole heap of different conditions, whether it be flat wickets that don’t bounce or dry wickets that turn quite a bit. We feel like we’ve been testing ourselves a fair bit in training, feel ready to face whatever challenge, we just came up against a very good bowling line-up the other day. Felt like we created enough chances with the ball.

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