Delhi Daredevils pick Bodi, Maxwell
Maxwell, 23, has played 14 List A games, averaging 25.44 and has picked up nine wickets at 37.55 in the format. He holds the record for the fastest half-century, off 17 balls, in domestic List A cricket in Australia. He's also played 11 first-class matches, a format he's fared better in, and as many Twenty20 games.
"When Aashish [Kapoor, the Daredevils team manager] and I watched Glenn in the Emerging Players' Tournament in Australia in July last, we saw him as a player of immense potential who loves being in the contest," the Daredevils team mentor TA Sekar said in a release. "When we watched him bat, we were reminded of how we had spotted David Warner in 2008. We believe Glenn will play for Australia soon.
"Besides being a dashing batsman, Glenn is a solid offspinner and an amazing fielder, with infectious enthusiasm," Sekar said. "A multi-skilled player like him will add immense value to the side."
Bodi, 33, has played two ODIs and a Twenty20 for South Africa. He made his first-class debut in 1996-97 and since then has played 131 List A matches in which he's averaged 32.40. He's also played 64 Twenty20s, averaging 29.29 with a highest of 98 not out. Sekar said he remains a middle-order option.
"Gulam was the best available replacement, given that we had to find someone within Birt's base price," he said. "Just the other day, he made a belligerent 90 off 51 balls with seven fours and five sixes for the Lions against the Warriors in the Twenty20 Challenge in South Africa."