Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell
aus Australia
All Rounder, Batsman
Nick name
Glenn Maxwell
Batting style
Right Hand Bat
Bowling style
Right Arm Off Spin
Current Team
Indian Premier League 2016
October 14, 1988

Glenn Maxwell’s potential as an all-rounder was recognised in his debut season in Australia’s domestic circuit, in 2010 itself. As a result, he went to South Africa as part of Victoria’s squad for the Champions League Twenty20. A versatile batsman who can bat anywhere in the line-up, Maxwell also adds value with his off-spin and contributes by saving runs on the field. He was a part of the Delhi Daredevils in 2012 and was bought by the Mumbai Indians at the IPL Player Auction 2013 for USD 1 million – which was also the year’s highest bid. A hard-hitter of the ball, he was recruited by KXIP in the IPL Player Auction 2014 and has since made vital contributions to the team. The Australian was integral to the team’s success when they made it to the final in 2014 and will be hoping to set the stage alight again in Vivo IPL 2016.

One of the fastest scorers in world cricket, Glenn Maxwell has become a key man in Australia’s middle order in the shorter formats. 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. Also a handy offspinner and outstanding fieldsman, he offers an impressive package in one-day and Twenty20 cricket. 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 has transferred that talent to the international stage. At the 2015 World Cup he blasted a 51-ball century against Sri Lanka at the SCG, the fastest for Australia in ODIs 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, which highlighted his improved consistency. 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.

Indian Premier League 2016


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