Glenn James Maxwell (born 14 October 1988) is an Australian cricketer who plays One Day International and Twenty 20 International matches for Australia.  In 2011 He set the record for the fastest ever half-century in Australian Domestic one day cricket, reaching 50 runs off 19 balls. In February 2013, Indian Premier League team Mumbai Indians bought him for 1 million Dollar.  and in March he made his Test debut against India in the second Test at Hyderabad. In 2015 Maxwell signed with County cricket team Yorkshire.
Maxwell was born in Kew, Victoria, which is a suburb of Melbourne, and played his junior cricket for South Belgrave CC as a pace bowler, before remodelling his run-up to transform into an off spin bowler. Despite that, he also has a deceptively powerful and accurate throw to effect run-outs. He also effected the runout of Tim Southee in the 2015 Cricket World Cup final to end New Zealand's innings, which helped Australia win their 5th title.
Maxwell's teammates and the media gave him the nickname "The Big Show" due to his confidence and his tendency to play extravagant shots, especially a wide array and variations of sweep shots. He however like the nickname maxi. 
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. On 10 January 2013, he play his ODI at home against Sri Lanka, he was involved in two run outs off consecutive balls. He however had a wicketless series against Sri Lanka, and also failed 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.
Maxwell named in Australia's squad for tours of England and India.
Maxwell was also part of Australia's 15 man squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. He made 66 runs of 38 balls in the first match against England and 88 runs of just 39 balls against Afghanistan. Maxwell scored his maiden ODI hundred against Sri Lanka at Sydney Cricket Ground. His hundred is also the fastest by any Australian batsman in ODI history.  He was not needed to bat in the final as Australia won the match by 7 wickets and also won their fifth world Cup title. Maxwell ended the tournament as his team's second highest run scorer behind Steve Smith. 
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 however fails to impress with the bat but take a few good catches. He did not play in the third test but made a comeback in the final test at Firoz Shah Kotla, Delhi due to Michael Clarke injury. He again fails to score big runs but a wicket.
Maxwell was named in Australia's 15 man Squad for 2014 World T20. He has a great start to the tournament as made 74 of just 33 balls, including 7 fours and 6 Sixes, against Pakistan in Australia's First group stage match. 
Maxwell was first signed by the Delhi Daredevils in 2012 as a replacement player for Travis Birt who withdrew from the squad. At the 2013 IPL auctions, Maxwell was the most expensive player as Mumbai Indians bought him for 1 million US dollars. But he was out of the Mumbai Indians retention team 2014 as per IPL 2014 retention rules.
In 2014, He was bought by Kings XI Punjab for Rs. 6 crore. In his team's opening match against Chennai Super Kings, he scored 95 runs from 43 balls (with 15 fours and two sixes) to chase down a target of 206 in 18.5 overs. In the second match against Rajasthan Royals, he hit 89 off 45 balls with eight fours and six sixes, which included frequent reverse shots. This knock of his laid the foundation for Kings XI Punjab win against a high score target. In the third match, Maxwell scored 95 runs from 43 balls with 9 sixes and 5 fours against Sunrisers Hyderabad and was awarded with Man of the Match award, the third time in a row, which is a rare record in IPL. In the 29th match of IPL on 7 May 2014 against Chennai Super Kings, Maxwell scored 90 runs off just 38 balls with 6 fours and 8 sixes and picked up the wicket of Suresh Raina while bowling, and won the Man of the Match award for the fourth time in the season. Punjab went on to post a massive score of 231, the highest innings score of season.
He was retained by Kings XI Punjab for 2015 IPL Season. However he fails to impress in that season as could not score a fifty and also being dropped from the team.