Glenn James Maxwell (born 14 October 1988) is an Australian cricketer, who plays for Victoria in Sheffield Shield, limited overs and Twenty20 matches. He also plays for the Fitzroy Doncaster club in Melbourne. He is an all-rounder, bowling right-arm off spin and batting with an average of over 30 for Victoria in interstate one day cricket. In 2011, he set the record for the fastest ever half-century in Australian interstate one day cricket, reaching 50 runs off 19 balls. He has also played for Australia in the Hong Kong International Cricket Sixes. He represented Etihad Stadium-based Melbourne Renegades in the inaugural Big Bash League (2011–12 season). In May 2012, Hampshire announced to sign him for their campaign in Friends Life T20 2012 season. In February 2013, Indian Premier League team Mumbai Indians bought him for 1 million US dollars and in March he made his Test debut against India in the second Test at Hyderabad. He is the 2nd cousin to Collingwood player Nick Maxwell.
Maxwell made his debut for Australia against Afghanistan in a One Day International in the United Arab Emirates in 2012. In his 2nd ODI, against Pakistan, he hit an unbeaten 56 and a six to seal a victory for Australia. He was then selected in Australia's squad for the 2012 ICC World Twenty20. Maxwell was then selected in a 13-man squad for the 2013 Sydney Test match against Sri Lanka as a replacement for Shane Watson who injured his calf. On 10 January 2013, on his ODI debut against Sri Lanka, he was involved in two run outs off consecutive balls. He had a wicketless series against Sri Lanka, and also failed to reach double figures in the 3 innings with the bat.
On 1 February, he scored 51* (from 35 balls) as an opener as Australia chased down the target of 71 set by the West Indies. On 3 February in the 2nd ODI against West Indies at Perth, he scored a duck, but then took 4/63 with the ball to support Mitchell Starc (5/32) and bowl out the visitors for 212 in 38.1 overs.
On March 2013 he made his Test debut against India in the second Test at Hyderabad. He was included as the second spinner in the team supporting the main spinner Xavier Doherty.
Maxwell's teammates gave him the nickname "The Big Show" due to his confidence. Maxwell now dislikes the nickname and is trying to replace it with the nickname "Maxy".
Maxwell proved to be the most expensive player sold at the 2013 IPL Auctions, where Mumbai Indians bought him for 1 million US dollars. But He is out of the Mumbai Indians Retention team 2014 as per IPL 2014 Retaining Rules.
Glenn Maxwell will play for Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2014. He was bought by the team in players auction for IPL 2014 for 60 million (US$960,000).