Glenn Maxwell is an Australian cricket player who can hit the ball very hard, bowl well, and field very well. The all-rounder plays all three types of cricket for Australia: test matches, One Day International (ODI) matches, and Twenty20 matches. In Australia’s local cricket league, he plays for “Victoria” and “Melbourne Stars.” In the Indian Premier League (IPL), he has played for “Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals)”, “Mumbai Indians” and “Kings XI Punjab.” He plays for the “Lancashire County Cricket Club” in English County Cricket. Glenn Maxwell uses his right hand to hit the ball and his right arm to bowl offspin.
He began his career by playing youth cricket for a nearby club. At first, he was a batter, then a fast and slow bowler, and over time, he also learned how to play well in the field. His friends called him “The Big Show” because he liked to play risky shots with what seemed like ease. This is said to cause a lot of stress for many fielding captains. He also holds a lot of records and has won a lot of “Man of the Match” awards. He is still doing very well in English club cricket, as well as in Australian local and international cricket.
Maxi, also known as “The Big Show,”
Glenn James Maxwell is another name for him.
35 years old
Neil Maxwell is the father.
Joy Maxwell is her name.
A height of 6’0″
Childhood and Early Life
His birthday is October 14, 1988, and he was born in Kew, Victoria, Australia. His father is Neil Maxwell, and his mother is Joy Maxwell. He also has an older brother named Daniel Maxwell.
At primary school, he had to bat with his left hand because the other boys were not good enough to bowl him out.
He began playing junior cricket for the Victorian “South Belgrave Cricket Club” when he was very young.
Glenn Maxwell’s professional cricket career began in July 2009 when he joined the “Victoria” state team.
He took part in the “Hong Kong Cricket Sixes” event and the “Emerging Players Tournament” for the Australian Institute of Sports in January 2010.
He played his first first-class game for “Victoria” against “NSW” in February 2011. In the “Ryobi One-Day Cup,” he made a big splash when he hit the fastest fifty in Australian local One-Day cricket.
He played two IPL games for the “Delhi Daredevils” in 2012 and club cricket for the “South Wilts” and “Hampshire Second XI” in England. He played his first ODI against Afghanistan and his first T20I against Pakistan during Australia’s tour of the UAE. That same year, he also played in the “ICC World Twenty20.”
He played his first test match against India in March 2013. In that year, he played for the “Mumbai Indians” in the IPL and the “2013 ICC Champions Trophy.”
During the 2014 IPL season, he played very well for his team, “Kings XI Punjab.” In the “2014 ICC World Twenty20,” he kept up his excellent play. During a test series in the UAE against Pakistan, his form dropped, but the ODIs went better for him.
His bad form didn’t stop him from being picked for Australia’s “2015 ICC Cricket World Cup” team in 2015. His explosive hitting made everyone take notice. He got a hundred off 51 balls against Sri Lanka at the SCG in the World Cup. It is the fastest century by an Australian in an ODI and the second-fastest in the history of the World Cup. But he didn’t do well in the IPL that year and was finally dropped from “Kings XI Punjab.”
Maxwell played club cricket in England for a while. During the 2015–16 season, he played one-day internationals against India, New Zealand, the West Indies, and South Africa.
He didn’t play in any of Australia’s Test or ODI matches in Sri Lanka in 2016, but he did score 145 runs off of 65 balls in a T20I match against Sri Lanka.
In March 2017, he got his first test century against India in Ranchi, even though match-fixing was being talked about. During the 2017 IPL season, he was named captain of “Kings XI Punjab,” but he didn’t do very well.
During the 2017–18 season, he played great in the “Big Bash League” (BBL) and also helped Australia win the “Trans-Tasman Tri-Series.” In 2017, he also scored his first hundred in the “Sheffield Shield” tournament.
‘Delhi Daredevils bought him for USD 1.75 million for the 2018 IPL season, but he didn’t do well. ‘Cricket Australia’ gave him a national deal for the 2018–19 season in April. In the “2018 Tri-Series,” he led Australia to a huge win over England.
He was dropped from Australia’s 2018 UAE test tour team after match-fixing claims came up again in 2017, but he was called back for the T20 matches.
In February 2019, he scored a century and played a thrilling game that helped Australia beat India in a T20 match.
He played very well in the March 2019 ODI series between Pakistan and Australia in the UAE.
He was chosen to be on Australia’s “2019 Cricket World Cup” team in April 2019.
At the moment, he plays county cricket for Lancashire County Cricket Club in England, Twenty20 cricket for Melbourne Stars in Australia, and first-class cricket for Victoria.
Achievements and Awards
Glenn Maxwell won the “Player of the Tournament” award at the “Hong Kong Cricket Sixes” tournament in 2010.
In the “Ryobi One-Day Cup” in 2011, he scored his fifty faster than anyone else in Australia’s local cricket history.
In 2013, he scored 50 runs in the fastest ODI for Australia, which was a game against India.
He won the “Man of the Match” award four times during the 2014 IPL season.
He scored the “fastest ODI century by an Australian” and the “second-fastest century in World Cup history” during the “2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.” That same year, he was also given the “Australian Twenty20 International Player of the Year” award.
He had the second-highest individual score in T20I history during Australia’s tour of Sri Lanka in 2016. That year, he became the first player to hit a century in his first T20I match as an opening batter. In that same year, he also won the “Australian ODI Player of the Year” award.
During a test match against India in Ranchi in 2017, he made history by becoming only the second Australian batsman to score hundreds in all three types of cricket. He joined a small group of cricketers who had already hit this point in their careers.
Glenn Maxwell set a new record by scoring three hundreds in a T20 match against India in February 2019. He was the first Australian and the third player in the world to do so. In the same series, he also won “Man of the Match” and “Man of the Series.”
Personal and Family Life
Glenn Maxwell has been linked to a lot of different people in the past. He went out with Sonja Steffen in 2015.
In 2017, he was said to be dating Candice Wyatt, an Australian writer and TV host. They broke up after eight months of dating.
He is seeing Jayne Egeberg right now. It needs to be clarified if they are married or not.
He was loosely linked to a match-fixing scandal during the third test match between Australia and India in 2018, as shown in an Al Jazeera report. But he strongly rejected all of these claims.
His favourite cricket player is Shane Warne and his favourite shots are the “switch shot” and “Sachin Tendulkar.”
He goes by the name “The Big Show,” but he’d rather be called “Maxi.”
‘Mumbai Indians paid USD 1 million for him at the 2013 IPL auction, making him the year’s most expensive player.