Kings XI Punjab stuck with him throughout the season but Glenn Maxwell, the batsman, just failed to turn up.
The fact that the two Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) cricketers put up impressive shows in national colours was not lost on the fans and they took to social media to point out the same.
India skipper Virat Kohli said that there was no other option for batsmen except to go after the bowling.
Maxwell said the mental health break he took at the end of last year had helped him deal with his recent form slump and general life struggles that 2020 has presented.
But Maxwell sounded out a warning for his IPL teammates that Australia's bowing attack will certainly put them under pressure.
KXIP, who have never had a settled unit, have finally found a core group of players around whom a team can be built.
Glenn Maxwell said teammate Mohammad Shami is currently the best yorker bowler in the ongoing Indian Premier League.
In the final ball, Glenn Maxwell smashed a four that almost looked a six as KXIP lost the match by 2 runs.
In the third ODI against England, Australia were reeling at 73/5 when Maxwell stitched a 212-run partnership with Carey for the sixth wicket and revived Australia's hopes of winning the series.
Kohli (871 points) and his deputy Rohit Sharma (855 points, ranked two) are out of action for some time due to COVID-19 forced break but they have kept intact their positions.
Australia won the match by three wickets and also claimed the series 2-1.
Australia, chasing a target of 303, were all but out of the game at 73-5 when Maxwell came to the crease.
His remark comes as Australia gets ready to lock horns in three T20Is and three ODIs against England, beginning September 4.
Have no reason not to go if everything gets ticked off, says Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell on IPL
Glenn Maxwell has said he has no reason not to travel for the 13th edition of the IPL if everything gets ticked off.
In a statement, CA said announcing the squad is "a positive step, albeit not a definitive one" as it works for a return to international cricket amid the COVID-19 pandemic.