Maxwell has not ruled himself out of the IPL just yet, but it doesn’t seem likely for him to get fit in time for the tournament. Glenn Maxwell will miss Australia’s limited-overs tour of South Africa.
Kings XI Punjab had spent INR 10.75 crores to secure the services of Maxwell in the auction and if he is not available, it will be a major blow for them.
#1 Colin de Grandhomme
Colin de Grandhomme’s numbers in the IPL don’t do any justice to his potential. He has also been a little unlucky with regards to the fact that he has not got regular playing opportunities at Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), two of his previous franchises.
#2 Ben Cutting
Ben Cutting didn’t have a great BBL 2019-20 by his standards, but he is a player pretty much in the mold of Maxwell. If he sticks around for any bit of time, he can change the whole complexion of the game because of the tempo he bats at.
Cutting has got a lot of experience of playing in the Indian conditions, as he has been playing in the IPL for a number of years. He had played a key role in Sunrisers Hyderabad’s maiden IPL triumph in 2016. The 32-year old was declared the man of the match for his all-round performance in the final of IPL 2016.
#3 Colin Ingram
Colin Ingram is not an all-rounder, but he can be an ideal fit if Kings XI Punjab looks to replace Maxwell with a specialist middle-order batsman. Ingram featured for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2019, but couldn’t score heavily. It might be argued that he wasn't given his preferred batting slot and was batting much lower than he should have.
Ingram has got the skill-set to perform well in Indian conditions.