Glenn Maxwell blurred the boundary between copy-book and agrarian, pulling off unorthodoxy with ease and fluency, akin to Virender Sehwag's ability to fascinate as well as exasperate. Maxwell reinvented the contemporary limited-overs game by allowing his instincts to drive his replies to the ball, thanks to his athleticism and rapid reactions. The catch is that the aforementioned response might not be a shot that has ever been seen on a cricket ground.
The Big Show is a fielding captain's nightmare, pulling off the shots of our wildest nightmares with swagger and gusto. As he pulls off some indescribable shots, the jobs of audio and text pundits hang by a thread. However, when he fails to pull them off, our hearts sink; the day would not have been as spectacular if Maxwell had gotten underway.
Maxwell's unconventionality may be an understatement; yet, he ascended through the ranks in traditional fashion and catapulted to quick prominence in the Ryobi Cup when the 22-year-old rookie smashed his way to the fastest fifty in domestic One-Day history. He then put on one of his now-familiar ferocious displays in the developing players event, tormenting the Indian and South African teams with some fearsome hitting, scoring 59 off 23 against India and 110 off 52 against South Africa.
Due to his strong limited-over achievements in the domestic circuit, Maxwell was given his ODI and T20I debut. He produced some impressive all-round performances for Australia while playing the jack-of-all-trades role, including a 56 against Pakistan in his second ODI. He remained a peripheral player, though, and failed to solidify his place in the team. However, he was selected in the squad for the 2012 World T20 in Sri Lanka, based on his strong domestic form and some useful performances in international cricket, as well as his useful off-spin bowling.
Maxwell's limited-overs play continued to impress, and he was finally awarded the coveted Baggy Green for the second Test against India in Hyderabad in 2013. He didn't do much with the bat, but he did take four wickets in an innings with the ball. However, he was dropped for the third Test in Mohali, giving Xavier Doherty an opportunity to play. Maxwell was given another chance in the final test in Delhi after Australia lost the Mohali Test. He was dropped after failing to make an impression with the bat once more.
The Big Show, on the other hand, was the buzz of the town in the upcoming IPL after signing with the Mumbai Indians for $1 million. In the 2014 edition, he was shifted to Kings XI Punjab and instantly found form, scoring seven fifties in the tournament, including three in the nineties. With the boundary ropes brought in, the big man was mis-hitting shots off the edge, beyond the rope, which was creating a nightmare for the captains in the IPL.
Maxwell continues to play the role of the classic bits-and-pieces cricketer while being a staple in Australia's limited-overs squad. Despite a slump in form near the close of 2014, he was retained for the 2015 World Cup, with the selectors taking a huge risk. Maxwell reciprocated by making a significant contribution in the World Cup, scoring 324 runs at an average of 64.80 and a strike rate of 182. He tormented Sri Lanka once more, scoring 145 off 65 balls in a T20I at Pallekelle, the second highest score in T20I history.
Maxwell had a difficult season in first-class cricket in 2016/17, as his transfer to New South Wales was denied, and he was controversially dropped from the Victorian squad for the Sheffield Shield opener. After that, he was selected and had some unimpressive outings, with only one fifty in five innings.
Maxwell was given a Test comeback in Ranchi during Australia's 2017 trip to India, and he seized the opportunity with both hands, striking an uncharacteristically patient maiden Test century and salvaging a draw for Australia. He was retained for the last Test against India, as well as the subsequent visit to Bangladesh.
Glenn Maxwell Height and Physical Appearance
- Height: 5’11”
- Weight: 73 kilograms
- Eye colour: Light Blue
- Hair colour: Black
Glenn Maxwell Family
Born on 14th October 1988 in Kew, Victoria, Australia, Glenn Maxwell Age
is 32. Glenn Maxwell father
is Neil Maxwell. Joy Maxwell is Glenn Maxwell mother. He has a brother too, Daniel Maxwell.
Vini Raman is Glenn Maxwell wife
. Vini Maxwell, Glenn Maxwell's wife, has always had her husband's back. Especially during his dry spell, when he was unable to continue playing cricket due to mental instability. Vini and Glenn Maxwell are not married, and only their engagement has been done as of yet.
Glenn Maxwell Net Worth
Glenn Maxwell's net worth is estimated to be in the millions of dollars. He makes the most of his money as a professional cricketer for the Australian cricket team, with supplementary revenue coming from contracts in various T20 competitions across the world. Maxwell's net worth places him among Australia's wealthiest players. The 32-year-old is one of the highest-paid players in the Dream11 IPL 2020, coming in second behind colleague Pat Cummins in the previous auction.
Glenn Maxwell has been a regular in the IPL since 2012, and Delhi bought him for $1 million. The next season, Mumbai paid a whopping 53 million dollars for the Australian. Maxwell's growing stock led to his signing by Punjab in 2014, where he earned a total of $60 million over the next four seasons. In 2018, Delhi shelled the cash once more to bring the Australian on board, with Maxwell earning a stunning $90 million throughout the season. Glenn Maxwell was released after missing the 2019 season before signing a deal with Punjab for the Dream11 IPL 2020. The 32-year-old is currently worth a whopping $107.5 million. Glenn Maxwell IPL Price 2020 & 2021 was Rs. 107,500,000 and Rs. 142,500,000 respectively.
Glenn Maxwell Records
- In the Ryobi One-Day Cup 2011, he hit a 19-ball fifty for Victoria against Tasmania, becoming the fastest domestic 50 by an Australian
- In ODIs, he has the joint-fastest 50 for Australia, which he achieved against India in Bangalore in 2013
- In a T20 match against Pakistan in Mirpur, he and David Warner had the joint-fastest 50 of 18 balls for Australia
Glenn Maxwell Awards
- At the Allan Border Medal Ceremony in 2019, he was awarded the Men’s T20I Player of the Year.