Glenn James Maxwell is an Australian international cricketer, who currently plays ODI and T20I cricket for Australia. He also plays Test cricket for Australia. He plays for Victoria and Melbourne Stars in Australian Domestic cricket.
Maxwell was born on 14th October in Kew, Victoria, Australia.
He began his professional cricketing career playing fo Victoria in the T20 Big Bash in 2010. Despite his power hitting in the short form of the game, he has shown ability in the longer form of the game including a maiden Test Century against India in Ranchi on 16 march 2017 in which he scored 104 from 185 balls.
In 2011, he set the record for the fastest ever half-century in Australian domestic one day Cricket scoring 50 runs off 19 balls.
Maxwell was handed an ODI and T20I debut owing to his consistent limited over performances in the domestic circuit. He had some good all-round outings, playing the jack-of-all-trades role for Australia, including a 56 against Pakistan in his 2nd ODI. However, he remained a fringe player and didn’t manage to cement his spot in the side. However with the backing of excellent domestic form and some useful performances in International cricket.
Maxwell continued to be impressive in the limited overs format, and was finally handed the prized Baggy green for the second Test against India at Hyderabad in 2013. After Australia lost the Mohali Test, Maxwell has given another opportunity in the final Test at Delhi. Once again, he failed to make an impression with the bat and was subsequently dropped.
Maxwell made his International Debut for Australia against Afghanistan in an ODI match in the United Arab Emirates in 2012. He scored 28 runs in the match.
Maxwell was signed by Delhi Daredevils in the 2012 Indian Premier League as a replacement Player. He also represented Melbourne Renegades in the Bigbash League. The other clubs Maxwell represented as Hampshire, Melbourne stars, Surrey and Yorkshire.
Maxwell was part of Australia’s 15 man squad for 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup co-hosted by Australia and New zealand. He made 66 runs off 40 balls in the first match against England.
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.
Maxwell was named Player of the Tournament in IPL 2014 for his magnificent display. He was the leading run-scorer in the early part of the Tournament.