Glenn Maxwell: The 360 Degree Hard-Hitter And An Exquisite Legend

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Glenn Maxwell aka Glenn James Maxwell is a cricketer who plays for Australia’s national cricket team in ODI and Twenty20 formats and played Test cricket for Australia. Maxwell is an all-rounder who bats right-handed. He plays for Victoria and Melbourne Stars in Australian domestic cricket and currently playing in the IPL 2022 for the RCB franchise.

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His professional cricketing career started when he began playing for Victoria in the Twenty20 Big Bash in 2010. Furthermore, he is known worldwide for his dramatic shot-making and improvisation within the sport. Glenn scored 102 from 52 balls against Sri Lanka in the 2015 World Cup, the second-fastest World Cup century so far. Furthermore, he also scored an unbeaten 145* from 65 balls against Sri Lanka in 2016, the fourth-highest score in Twenty20 Internationals.

Despite his power-hitting within the short format of the game, he has shown ability within the longer formats, including a maiden test century against India in Ranchi on 16 March 2017. Glenn Maxwell scored 104 from 185. He became the second Australian to attain centuries in all the three forms after Shane Watson and joined the club of only 13 other cricketers who have achieved this milestone. On 24 November 2017, he scored his first double century in the Sheffield Shield competition.

Full NameGlenn James Maxwell
Nickname Maxi, The Big Show
Profession Australian Cricketer ( Batting All-Rounder )
Date Of Birth October 14, 1988
Age 34 years
Birthplace Kew, Victoria, Australia
Father Name Neil Maxwell
Mother Name Joy Maxwell
Brother Name Daniel Maxwell
Marital Status Married
Wife Name Vini Raman
ODI Debut On 25 August 2012 Vs Afghanistan
Test Debut On 2 March 2013 Vs India
T20 Debut On 5 September 2012 Vs Pakistan
Salary 1 Crore+
Networth $ 12 Million

Personal Life

Glenn Maxwell was born in Kew and played junior cricket for South Belgrave CC. He started cricket as a pace bowler before remodeling his run-up and becoming an off-spin bowler. He also features a deceptively solid and accurate throw to effect run-outs. Maxwell’s teammates and, therefore, the media gave him the nickname “The Big Show” thanks to his confidence and tendency to play extravagant shots, especially a good array of sweep shots.

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He, however, prefers the nickname “Maxi.” Al Jazeera’s documentary indirectly accused Glenn Maxwell as a chief suspect in the possible match-fixing allegations during the 3rd match game held between India and Australia, which happened at Ranchi. In this match, Glenn Maxwell recorded his first test century. However, Maxwell snubbed all of the allegations against him and replied that he did not need to try to do such a thing to spoil the sport.

In October 2019, Glenn Maxwell said he is taking an opportunity from cricket thanks to psychological issues.

Maxwell married his girlfriend, Vini Raman, in March 2022

Domestic Career

Glenn Maxwell joined the Victorian team in July 2009 and was called into the FDR squad when Andrew McDonald got injured. Glenn played in the Hong Kong Cricket Sixes tournament and was named Player of the Tournament when the Australian team became champions for the first time.

He joined the Australian Institute of Sports in the 2010 Emerging Players Tournament. He put 63 on the board against India in the semi-final.

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Furthermore, He made his first-class debut for Victoria in 2010–11. He caught two balls in the match, took two wickets, and scored 38. When he scored a match-winning 51 off 19 balls during a Ryobi Cup game against Tasmania, he leaped to national attention. It had been the fastest half-century in Australian domestic history at some point in history.

IPL Career

Maxwell joined the Delhi Daredevils in 2012 as a replacement player for Travis Birt, who left the squad. Maxwell played two games in the 2012 tournament. At the 2013 IPL auction, Glenn Maxwell became the most expensive Player as Mumbai Indians bought. In 2014, he joined the Kings XI Punjab. In Glenn’s team’s first match against Chennai Super Kings, he scored 95 runs from 43 balls, and within the second match against Rajasthan Royals, he hit 89 off 45 balls. within the third match, Maxwell scored 95 runs from 43 balls against SRH and received the Man of the Match award for the third time in a row

Glenn Maxwell
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In the 2020 IPL auction, Maxwell became the topic of a bidding war between DC and PK before being bought by Kings because the second-costliest patronize IPL auctions 2020.

In 2021, Maxwelljoined the Royal Challengers Bangalore after another bidding war, this point with the Chennai Super Kings. He finished the season because of the team’s highest scorer, with 513 runs.

International Career

Maxwell joined the squad for the UAE tour. 

Glenn Maxwell made his ODI debut for Australia against Afghanistan during a One Day International in the United Arab Emirates in 2012. He scored two runs. In his 2nd ODI, against Pakistan, he hit 38 runs off 38 balls, helping rescue Australia from a problematic 5–121 to victory. He followed it with 28 runs off 27 balls within the second ODI but lost. In the third ODI, Glenn Maxwell scored 56, including a six to seal victory for Australia; he also took 0-33.

Glenn Maxwell
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Maxwell joined the squad for 2013, 2012-13 Indian tours. Australia hoped to use him as an all-rounder despite his erratic bowling form. In March 2013, Glenn made his Test debut against India in Hyderabad. He made it because he was the second spinner within the team, supporting Xavier Doherty. Maxwell did not impress the bat, making 13 and eight within the first and second innings, but took 4/127 with the ball.

Glenn Maxwell left the team within the third Test as Australia went with more specialist bowlers. He made a comeback within the fourth and final Test in Delhi thanks to Michael Clarke getting injured.

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