Try and run KL Rahul out each game, that is the only way to dismiss him : Glenn Maxwell

Try and run KL Rahul out each game, that is the only way to dismiss him : Glenn Maxwell

India wicket-keeper batsman KL Rahul was in incredible form in IPL 2020 and his brilliant performance was rewarded with him earning a place in all the three squads for the Australia Tour.

The batsman was the top-scorer in the Indian Premier League and earned the Orange Cap by scoring 670 runs in 14 matches. He also hit a scintillating century and smashed 132 runs off just 69 deliveries against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, also posting the highest individual score by an Indian in IPL history.

His KXIP team-mate Glenn Maxwell, who had a poor season in IPL 2020, will now be up against him in the T20 series between India and Australia starting in exactly a week’s time.

Maxwell praised KL Rahul for the kind of form he is in and said that the player has a great temperament and can stay calm in pressure situations.

"He was a gun [in the IPL]," Maxwell told cricket.com.au of the 28-year-old right-hander.

"We [Australia] had a team meeting the other day and they came to me and asked how I thought we should get Rahul out, and one of the things I said was to try and run him out.

"So I think that's what we're going to try and do the whole way through the series, try and run him out and hope for the best.

"He's a great performer got a great temperament, great head on his shoulders and is extremely calm in pressure situations," Maxwell added.