Glenn Maxwell

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Glenn Maxwell
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Personal information
Full name Glenn James Maxwell
Born (1988-10-14) 14 October 1988 (age 26)
Kew, Melbourne, Australia
Nickname The Big Show[1]
Height 182 cm (5 ft 11½ in)[2]
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 433) 2 March 2013 v India
Last Test 30 October 2013 v Pakistan
ODI debut (cap 196) 25 August 2012 v Afghanistan
Last ODI 29 March 2015 v New Zealand
ODI shirt no. 32
T20I debut (cap 58) 5 September 2012 v Pakistan
Last T20I 9 November 2014 v South Africa
Domestic team information
Years Team
2010–present Victoria (squad no. 32)
2011–2012 Melbourne Renegades
2012 Delhi Daredevils
2012 and 2014 Hampshire
2012–present Melbourne Stars
2013 Mumbai Indians
2013 Surrey
2014–present Kings XI Punjab
2015-present Yorkshire
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 3 48 31 70
Runs scored 80 1357 1,939 2,096
Batting average 13.33 35.05 40.39 37.41
100s/50s 0/0 1/11 4/12 3/15
Top score 37 102 155* 146
Balls bowled 342 1270 2,992 1,932
Wickets 7 30 45 44
Bowling average 38.71 38.70 39.51 38.72
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 4/127 4/46 4/42 4/46
Catches/stumpings 2/– 24/– 23/– 43/–
Source: Cricinfo, 14 March 2015

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.[3] In 2011, he set the record for the fastest ever half-century in Australian interstate one day cricket, reaching 50 runs off 19 balls.[4] He has also played for Australia in the Hong Kong International Cricket Sixes.[5] 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.[6] In February 2013, Indian Premier League team Mumbai Indians bought him for 1 million US dollars and he played well for his great hitting in the matches he played [7] and in March he made his Test debut against India in the second Test at Hyderabad.[8] In 2015 Maxwell along with Aaron Finch signed with Yorkshire for the 2015 county season.

Glenn Maxwell has played in all four big bash seasons and has made 419 runs altogether and his highest score is 82 in BBL|03.

On the 18th of December Glenn Maxwell was fined 25% of his match fee for using his bat to hit the Adelaide Oval fence (in frustration after going out from a bad decision from the umpire) in a Big Bash game vs Adelaide Strikers.

Early life[edit]

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.[9] Despite that, he also has a deceptively powerful and accurate throw to effect run-outs.[10] 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.


Glenn Maxwell with Victoria in 2011.

ODI career[edit]

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. This was the first match of the series.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.

In 2015 Maxwell was chosen in the 15 man squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.[11] On 8 March 2015 Maxwell scored his first ODI century against Sri Lanka at Sydney Cricket Ground and got out for the score of 102.[12][13]

One Day International Centuries[edit]

Glenn Maxwell's One Day International centuries
Runs Match Against City/country Venue Year Result
[1] 102 45  Sri Lanka Sydney, Australia Sydney Cricket Ground 2015 Won [14]

Test career[edit]

On March 2013, he made his Test debut against India in the second Test at Hyderabad.[8] He was included as the second spinner in the team supporting the main spinner Xavier Doherty.

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, but never converting into half centuries, or have long stays at the crease.[15][16]

IPL career[edit]

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.[17] But he was out of the Mumbai Indians retention team 2014 as per IPL 2014 retention rules, and was subsequently bought by Kings XI Punjab. 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.[18]


ODI Awards[edit]

ODI Man of the Match[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1  Pakistan Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai 10 October 2014 3–0–19–0, 2 catches, 1 run-out; 76 (81 balls: 9x4, 1x6) Won [19]
2  Pakistan Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi 12 October 2014 20 (22 balls: 1x4); 8–1–41–2, 1 catch Won [20]
3  England WACA, Perth 1 February 2015 95 (98 balls: 15x4); 9–0–46–4, 2 catches Won [21]
4  Sri Lanka SCG, Sydney 8 March 2015 102 (53 balls: 10x4, 4x6); 6–0–35–0 Won [22]

Twenty20 International Awards[edit]

Man of the Match Awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1  Pakistan Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai 5 October 2014 3–0–13–3; 17 (10 balls: 3x4) Won [23]


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  4. ^ "Record-breaking Maxwell gets Victoria home". ESPNcricinfo. 9 February 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Victoria call on Maxwell as Nannes nurses hamstring". ESPNcricinfo. 6 November 2009. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Maxwell gets another opportunity to play with Afridi". Cricket.Org.PK. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Million dollar Maxwell lights up IPL auction". Wisden India. 3 February 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Maxwell debuts as Australia opt to bat". Wisden India. 2 March 2013. 
  9. ^ Faulkner, Maxwell turn into each other
  11. ^ "Clarke named in World Cup squad". Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "ICC Cricket World Cup, 32nd Match, Pool A: Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney, Mar 8, 2015", ESPNcricinfo, 8 March 2015, retrieved 8 March 2015 
  13. ^ "Maxwell's maiden ton takes Australia to 376". ESPN Cricinfo. 8 March 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  14. ^ "ICC Cricket World Cup, 32nd Match, Pool A: Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney, Mar 8, 2015", ESPNcricinfo, 8 March 2015, retrieved 8 March 2015 
  15. ^ Saltau, Chloe (22 September 2012). "In a spin over 'The Big Show'". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  16. ^ Beniuk, David (14 November 2013). ""The Big Show" Maxwell desperate to lose nickname". The Roar. 
  17. ^ "Glenn Maxwell scores million dollar contract in Indian Premier League auction". Cricket.Org.PK. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  18. ^ Kanishkaa Balachandran (7 May 2014). "Maxwell 90 leads rout of Super Kings". 
  19. ^ "Pakistan v Australia ODI Series, 2014/15 – Australia v Pakistan Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 10 October 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  20. ^ "Pakistan v Australia ODI Series, 2014/15 – Australia v Pakistan Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 12 October 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  21. ^ "Carlton Mid One-Day International Tri-Series, 2014/15 – Australia v England Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 1 February 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  22. ^ "Maxwell's hundred trumps Sangakkara's Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 1 February 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  23. ^ "Pakistan v Australia T20I Match, 2014/15 – Australia v Pakistan Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 5 October 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 

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