Glenn Maxwell in full, Glenn James Maxwell (born on 14 October 1988 in Kew, Victoria, Australia) is an Australian allrounder who can bat in the middle order as well as can bowl some crucial overs with his spin bowling. Maxwell has played all the three formats of the game for Australia and currently is a crucial member of the Australian squad in the limited-overs format. Maxwell is often considered one of the most destructive batters in the world in T20 format. Glenn Maxwell represents Victoria in Australia and was retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the mega auction of Indian Premier League 2022.
Glenn Maxwell Early Life and Education
Maxwell started playing cricket at a very young age of 11. He started off his cricketing life playing for South Belgrave. In the early stages of his career, he began as fast bowler. However, after consulting with his coaches his became a spinner. He has an aggressive way of batting style right from the beginning and his school and college mates used to call him ‘The Big Show’. He had ability to smash the ball out of the park that too in all the directions of the field.
Glenn Maxwell International Debut
Glenn Maxwell Test Debut – 2 March 2013 against India
Glenn Maxwell ODI Debut – 25 august 2012 against Afghanistan
Glenn Maxwell T20I Debut – 5 September 2012 against Pakistan
Glenn Maxwell Career
Glenn Maxwell Domestic Career
After performing well for his College team, Maxwell got picked up in the Victoria team back in 2009.
In 2010, he was selected in the Australian squad for Hong Kong Cricket sixes tournament where he emerged as the Player of the tournament.
In 2010-11, Maxwell made his first-class debut for Victoria. He picked 2 wickets in the match and also scored 38 runs. In a match against Tasmania, Maxwell scored a half century in just 19 balls, fastest by any Australian batter in domestic cricket.
2011 season went well for Maxwell as he emerged as the leading scorer in Emerging players Tournament.
He continued his performance in 2012 as well and 4 half centuries in 6 matches and also picked 8 wickets.
In 2012, Maxwell went to England to play cricket for T20 club Hampshire. He scored 178 runs in 3 matches that includes the innings of 115 runs off just 31 balls.
In 2013, he started off the season on the positive note and scored 58 runs in the first match against Tasmania.
In 2016-17, he got dropped from his domestic team but later got selected after selectors got criticized for his exclusion from the team.
Glenn Maxwell International Career
Glenn Maxwell impressed everyone with his all-round skill in the domestic circuit and it helped him in getting a place in the national side.
He was included in the Australian squad in 2012. Glenn Maxwell made his international debut in 2012 against Afghanistan in an ODI. His debut didn’t go well for him. He just scored 2 runs and failed to pick any wicket while bowling.
However, he smashed 38 runs in the second match and rescued his team from a difficult position. In the final match of the series, Maxwell scored his maiden half century.
In September 2012, Maxwell made his T20I debut against Pakistan.
Maxwell was included in the Men’s T20 World Cup in 2012 but the tournament didn’t go down well for him. He failed to reach to double digit score in any match.
After almost 6 months from his debut, Maxwell played his first ODI on Australian soil. He didn’t perform well with the bat and the bowl. However, he was appreciated for his performance on the field.
In 2013, Maxwell made his test debut against India and also took help of legendary spinner Shane Warne to improve his bowling skills. He did well with the bowl on the tour.
In 2014, Maxwell got picked up in the Australian squad for Men’s T20 World Cup. He ended up the tournament as the leading run scorer for Australia. He smashed 147 runs in the tournament. However, Australia got knocked out in the group stage.
In 2015, he got picked up in the ODI squad for Tri series against England and India. He had an excellent tournament and played a match winning knock of 95 runs in the final. He also picked 4 wickets in the finals.
Maxwell was included in the Australian squad for ICC World Cup 2015. He had an amazing tournament with bat as well as with ball. Australia won the World Cup for the fifth time in the history and Maxwell ended up scoring 324 runs in the tournament.
In 2016, Maxwell was included in almost all the limited overs matches for Australia but didn’t performed well in the beginning of the season but in the later half of the season, he regained his form and scored second highest individual score in the history of T20 cricket.
In 2019, Maxwell helped Australia winning an ODI series against England in England. He was awarded with Player of the series.
Maxwell was also the part of the Australian squad that won Men’s T20 World Cup in 2021.
Glenn Maxwell T20 Franchise Career
Glenn Maxwell has played in many T20 leagues all over the world including Big Bash League, Indian Premier League, Champions League Twenty20.
Maxwell was bought by Delhi Daredevils in Indian Premier League in 2012.
In 2013, Mumbai Indians roped in Maxwell for his services.
In 2014, Maxwell was bought by Kings XI Punjab and he scored 552 runs in the season in 16 matches. He was with Punjab till 2017.
He was again bought by Delhi Daredevils in 2018 but failed to impress with the bat.
In Big Bash League 2018-19, Maxwell smashed 154 runs playing for Melbourne Stars and made a record of highest individual score in the history of the league.
In 2020, Punjab Kings roped in Maxwell for a whopping amount of 10.75 crores. However, he just scored 108 runs in 13 matches.
Royal Challengers Bangalore bought Maxwell for 14.25 crores in 2021. Maxwell smashed 513 runs in 15 matches including 6 half centuries.
He was retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the mega auction of Indian Premier league 2022.
Glenn Maxwell Stats
In Tests, Glenn Maxwell has played 7 matches and scored 339 runs including 1 century. He has taken 8 wickets with the best bowling figures of 4/127 in an innings.
In ODIs, Maxwell has played 116 matches and scored 3230 runs including 2 centuries. He has taken 51 wickets with the best bowling figures of 4/46 in a match.
In T20Is, Maxwell has played 84 matches and scored 1982 runs including 3 centuries. He has taken 34 wickets with the best bowling figures of 3/10 in a match.
In IPL, Maxwell has played 102 matches and scored 2142 runs including 13 half-centuries. He has taken 23 wickets with the best bowling figures of 2/15 in a match.
Glenn Maxwell Records
· Fastest century by an Australian in ODIs (52 balls).
· Second highest individual score in T20 Cricket.
Glenn Maxwell Awards
· Allan Border Medal for Men’s T20I Player of the year in 2015 and 2019.
· Allan Border Medal for Men’s ODI Player of the year in 2016.
Glenn Maxwell Family
Glenn was born to Neil Maxwell and Joy Maxwell. He has a brother named Daniel Maxwell. Recently in March 2022, Glenn Maxwell got married to his longtime girlfriend Vini Raman.
Glenn Maxwell Full Name: Glenn James Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell Nick Name: Maxi
Glenn Maxwell Height: 180 cm
Glenn Maxwell Birthplace: Kew, Victoria, Australia
Glenn Maxwell Date of Birth: 14 October 1988
Glenn Maxwell Age: 33 years
Glenn Maxwell Nationality: Australian
Glenn Maxwell Religion: Christian
Glenn Maxwell Marital Status: Married
Glenn Maxwell Favorite Cricketer: Adam Gilchrist
Glenn Maxwell Jersey Number: 32
Glenn Maxwell Batting style: Right-hand bat
Glenn Maxwell Bowling Style: Right arm off spin
Glenn Maxwell Hobbies: Listening Music
Glenn Maxwell Net worth: $13 Million
- When did Glenn Maxwell made his debut for Australia?
Glenn Maxwell made his international debut in 2012 against Afghanistan in an ODI.
2. When did Maxwell got married?
Recently in March 2022, Glenn Maxwell got married to his longtime girlfriend Vini Raman.
3. How many runs Maxwell has scored in IPL?
In IPL, Maxwell has played 102 matches and scored 2142 runs including 13 half-centuries.