Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell

Australia|Batting allrounder
Glenn Maxwell

INTL CAREER: 2012 - 2021

Full Name

Glenn James Maxwell


October 14, 1988, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria


33y 53d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Playing Role

Batting allrounder


One of the fastest scorers in world cricket, Glenn Maxwell has lit up the limited-overs formats and, at times, shown he can transfer that to the red ball. It is not just his power that worries opposing bowlers and captains. His ability to make unconventional shots appear routine - reverse sweeps and pulls, for example - makes it hard to set fields to cover all of his scoring areas. His audacity comes with risk, and he can exasperate as well as exhilarate, but at his best he can change a game in moments.

In 2017-18 his career entered a confusing stage as he was dropped from the ODI side and then told by new Australia coach Justin Langer to "go and make hundreds" without seemingly being given the opportunities to do so. However, he re-established himself in ODI and T20I sides playing some stunning innings on the tours of India and the UAE. He scored his third T20I century in Bangalore to help Australia chase down 194.

Also a handy offspinner and outstanding fieldsman, he offers an impressive package in one-day and T20 cricket when things click. He made his name for Victoria with a 19-ball half-century against Tasmania in 2010-11, the fastest fifty in Australia's one-day domestic history, and transferred that talent to the international stage. At the 2015 World Cup he blasted a 51-ball hundred against Sri Lanka at the SCG, the fastest for Australia in ODIs and the second-quickest in World Cup history.

Australia have also used Maxwell in Tests but to less effect - patience at the crease has not generally been one of his strengths. However, in Delhi in 2013 he had the distinction of opening the batting and bowling in the same Test, as Australia searched in vain for something to turn their disastrous series around. He scored a maiden Test century against India in 2017 in Ranchi but was dropped following the 2017 tour of Bangladesh. He made a career-best 278 for Victoria against New South Wales in the Sheffield Shield in 2017-18 but could not find a spot in a revamped Australian Test side post the ball-tampering scandal.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
List A18817020511514634.104197121.875324981781170
List A18814547194330954/464/4645.575.5049.6200
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Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell pose with the T20 World Cup trophy at the MCG
Agony and ecstasy: Tim Southee and Glenn Maxwell display contrasting emotions after the game
Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh go up in celebration after the winning runs
Glenn Maxwell's innings also kept Australia's chase in control
Glenn Maxwell plays a shot
Taskin Ahmed and Glenn Maxwell bump fists after the game