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Lancashire re-sign Glenn Maxwell for 2020 edition of T20 Blast
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Lancashire re-sign Glenn Maxwell for 2020 edition of T20 Blast

Glenn Maxwell will rejoin Lancashire for the upcoming season of the T20 Blast, the English county announced on Monday.

The star all-rounder turned out for Lancashire in the 2019 edition of the competition and was confirmed as the club's T20 Player of the Year following his profitable stint.

Maxwell racked up 305 runs in the tournament including a blazing 46-ball 73 as well as a total of eight catches.

"Last season was one of the best summers of cricket I have ever experienced and I cannot wait to return to Emirates Old Trafford in 2020," he was quoted as saying by Lancashire's website.

"We were very unfortunate not to progress further after dominating the North Group and I was so impressed with the talent inside the changing room. I'm very confident we can improve on the quarter-final finish of 2019.

"I have been keeping in touch with the lads ever since I departed in September and I'm already excited to catch up with everyone when I arrive in May."

Maxwell is expected to feature in at least the first eight fixtures of Lancashire's campaign, before leaving for international duty.

The 31-year-old remains an influential cricketer in the shortest format given his power-hitting prowess.

He opted for a short break midway through the T20I series against Sri Lanka in October 2019 owing to mental health issues.

He then returned to the competitive arena in the Big Bash League, captaining Melbourne Stars to the top of the table but his side eventually lost to Sydney Sixers in the grand final.

Maxwell is set to play for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League slated to begin on March 29, having fetched a lucrative sum in the auction.

“Glenn is one of the most sought after players in world cricket and to have signed him again after the enormous impact he made last year is hugely significant as we go in search of a second Vitality Blast title," said Paul Allott, Lancashire’s Director of Cricket.

“To have a player of his talent on the pitch, as well as the person he is away from the field, can only enhance our prospects in this year’s tournament. He is extremely generous with his time in passing on his experiences to younger players and will no doubt play a huge part in their development once again."