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 27)
Kew, Melbourne, Australia
Nickname Maxi, The Big Show[1]
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Batting style Right-hand bat
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 2014 v Pakistan
ODI debut (cap 196) 25 August 2012 v Afghanistan
Last ODI 11 September 2015 v England
ODI shirt no. 32
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 T20 FC
Matches 3 55 25 37
Runs scored 80 1,535 387 2,191
Batting average 13.33 34.88 20.37 40.57
100s/50s 0/0 1/12 0/1 5/12
Top score 37 102 74 155*
Balls bowled 342 1,648 330 3,306
Wickets 7 48 14 50
Bowling average 38.71 35.88 27.14 40.24
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a n/a
Best bowling 4/127 4/46 3/13 4/42
Catches/stumpings 2/– 29/– 12/– 26/–
Source: Cricinfo, 14 November 2015

Glenn James Maxwell (born 14 October 1988) is an Australian cricketer who plays One Day International and Twenty 20 International matches for Australia. [2] In 2011, he set the record for the fastest ever half-century in Australian domestic one day cricket, scoring 50 runs off 19 balls.[3][4] In February 2013, the Indian Premier League team the Mumbai Indians bought him for $1 million US,[5] and in March he made his Test debut against India in the second Test at Hyderabad.[6] In 2015, Maxwell signed with County cricket team Yorkshire.

Early life[edit]

Maxwell was born in Kew, Victoria, and played his junior cricket for South Belgrave CC. He began his cricket as a pace bowler, before remodelling his run-up and becoming an off spin bowler.[7] Despite that, he also has a deceptively powerful and accurate throw to effect run-outs.[8] 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 prefers the nickname "Maxi". [9][10]

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International Career[edit]

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, playing against Pakistan, he hit an unbeaten 56, including a six to seal victory for Australia. On 10 January 2013, he play his first ODI at home against Sri Lanka, being involved in two run outs off consecutive balls. He remained wicketless throughout the series, however, and failed in three innings with the bat.

On 1 February 2013, he scored 51* (from 35 balls) as an opener as Australia chased down the target of 71 set by the West Indies in their first ODI. On 3 February in the series' 2nd ODI in Perth, he scored a duck, but took 4/63 with the ball to support Mitchell Starc (5/32) and help bowl out the visitors for 212 in 38.1 overs.

Maxwell was also part of Australia's 15 man squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.[11] He made 66 runs of 38 balls in the first match against England and 88 runs off 39 balls against Afghanistan. Later on in the tournament, he blasted a 51-ball century against Sri Lanka at the SCG, the fastest for Australia in ODI's and the second-quickest in World Cup history. It was also during early 2015 that Maxwell broke into the top 10 of the ICC one-day international batting rankings. [12][13] 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 3rd highest run scorer in Australia's team behind Steve Smith (402) and David Warner (345), scoring 324 runs at an average of 64.80 with a strike rate of 182.02.

Test career[edit]

On March 2013, he made his Test debut against India in the second Test at Hyderabad.[6] He was included as the second spinner in the team, supporting Xavier Doherty. Maxwell failed to impress with the bat, making 13 and 8 in the first and second innings respectively, and was dropped from the team in the third test. He made a comeback in the fourth and final test in Delhi due to a Michael Clarke injury, however failed again with the bat making just 10 and 8.

Maxwell made a return to the test team in October 2014 against Pakistan in the UAE, playing the 2nd match of the series. He made 37 in the first innings and just 4 in the second, and has not since been selected for the Test team.

T20 International Career[edit]

Maxwell was named in Australia's 15 man Squad for 2014 World T20. He had a great start to the tournament by making 74 of just 33 balls including 7 fours and 6 sixes against Pakistan in Australia's First group stage match.[14] He finished the series as Australia's second highest run scorer, making 147 at an average of 36.75 with a strike rate of 210.00.

International Centuries[edit]

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 [15]

Indian Premier League[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.[16] 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, helping his team win against a high target. In the third match, Maxwell scored 95 runs from 43 balls with 9 sixes and 5 fours against Sunrisers Hyderabad and was awarded Man of the Match for the third time in a row. In the 29th match of the 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, winning 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.[17] In 16 games he had the season's 3rd highest aggregate of 552 runs at an average of 34.50.[18]

He was retained by Kings XI Punjab for 2015 IPL Season. He failed to impress in that season, not making a score higher than 43 and being dropped from the team, making an overall 145 runs in 11 games at an average of 13.18.[19]

International Awards[edit]

One Day International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Pakistan DSC Stadium, Dubai 10 October 2014 3–0–19–0, 2 catches, 1 run-out; 76 (81 balls: 9x4, 1x6)  Australia won by 5 wickets.[20]
2 Pakistan Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi 12 October 2014 20 (22 balls: 1x4); 8–1–41–2, 1 catch  Australia won by 1 run.[21]
3 England WACA, Perth 1 February 2015 95 (98 balls: 15x4); 9–0–46–4, 2 catches  Australia won by 112 runs.[22]
4 Sri Lanka SCG, Sydney 8 March 2015 102 (53 balls: 10x4, 4x6); 6–0–35–0  Australia won by 64 runs.[23]

Twenty20 International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

# Series Season Match Performance Result
1 Australia vs Pakistan in UAE 2014/15 3–0–13–3; 17 (10 balls: 3x4)  Australia won by 6 wickets.[24]


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  2. ^ "Glenn Maxwell: Australia". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Record-breaking Maxwell gets Victoria home". ESPNcricinfo. 9 February 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Victoria call on Maxwell as Nannes nurses hamstring". ESPNcricinfo. 6 November 2009. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Million dollar Maxwell lights up IPL auction". Wisden India. 3 February 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Maxwell debuts as Australia opt to bat". Wisden India. 2 March 2013. 
  7. ^ Faulkner, Maxwell turn into each other
  9. ^ Saltau, Chloe (22 September 2012). "In a spin over 'The Big Show'". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  10. ^ Beniuk, David (14 November 2013). ""The Big Show" Maxwell desperate to lose nickname". The Roar. 
  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. ^ "Maxwell find his Feet under Pressure". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  15. ^ "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 
  16. ^ "Glenn Maxwell scores million dollar contract in Indian Premier League auction". Cricket.Org.PK. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  17. ^ Kanishkaa Balachandran (7 May 2014). "Maxwell 90 leads rout of Super Kings". 
  18. ^ "Batting and Fielding in Indian Premier League 2014". CricketArchive. Retrieved September 4, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Twenty20 Batting and Fielding in Each Season by Glenn Maxwell". CricketArchive. Retrieved September 4, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Pakistan v Australia ODI Series, 2014/15 – Australia v Pakistan Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 10 October 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  21. ^ "Pakistan v Australia ODI Series, 2014/15 – Australia v Pakistan Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 12 October 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  22. ^ "Carlton Mid One-Day International Tri-Series, 2014/15 – Australia v England Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 1 February 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  23. ^ "Maxwell's hundred trumps Sangakkara's Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 1 February 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  24. ^ "Pakistan v Australia T20I Match, 2014/15 – Australia v Pakistan Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 5 October 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 

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