Glenn Maxwell Height Weight Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. Glenn James Maxwell (born 14 October 1988) is an Australian professional international cricketer, who currently plays ODI and Twenty20 cricket for Australia. He has also played Test cricket for Australia. He represents Victoria and Melbourne Stars in Australian domestic cricket.
He began his professional cricketing career playing for Victoria in the Twenty20 Big Bash in 2010.He is known for his dramatic shot making and improvisation in the short form of the game,scoring 102 from 52 balls against Sri Lanka in the 2015 World Cup, the second fastest World Cup century to date. He also scored an unbeaten 145* from 65 balls against Sri Lanka in 2016, the fourth highest score in Twenty20 Internationals.
Despite his power hitting in the short form of the game, he has shown ability in the longer form of the game including a maiden Test century against India in Ranchi on 16 March 2017 in which he scored 104 from 185 balls. In doing so he became the second Australian to score centuries in all three formats after Shane Watson, joining an elite club of only 13 other cricketers that have achieved this feat.On 24 November 2017 he scored his maiden double century in the Sheffield Shield competition. He was dismissed for 278 from 318 balls in an innings which included 36 fours and four sixes.
In 2011, he set the record for the fastest ever half-century in Australian domestic one day cricket, scoring 50 runs off 19 balls. In February 2013, the Indian Premier League team the Mumbai Indians bought him for $1 million US. In March 2013, he made his Test debut against India in the second Test at Hyderabad.
On 28 March 2018, Maxwell was urgently recalled to the Test squad, along with Matthew Renshaw and Joe Burns, following the suspensions of Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft for ball tampering during the Third Test of the Australian 2018 Tour of South Africa. In October 2019, he announced an indefinite break from the game to deal with mental health difficulties.
Maxwell was born in Kew, Victoria, and played his junior cricket for South Belgrave CC. He began his cricket as a pace bowler, before remodelling his run-up and becoming an off spin bowler. Despite that, he also has a deceptively powerful and accurate throw to effect run-outs.Maxwell’s teammates and the media gave him the nickname “The Big Show” due to his confidence and his tendency to play extravagant shots, especially a wide array and variations of sweep shots. He however prefers the nickname “Maxi”.
Maxwell was indirectly accused by Al Jazeera’s documentary (without mentioning his name) as a chief suspect in the possible match fixing allegations during the 3rd Test match held between India and Australia which happened at Ranchi, a match where Glenn Maxwell recorded his maiden test century. However Maxwell denied all of the allegations levelled against him and replied that he didn’t have any need to do such a thing to spoil the moment of cricket.
In October 2019 Maxwell announced he would be taking a break from cricket due to mental health issues. Virat Kohli praised Maxwell, saying he had set the right example.
Glenn is engaged to Vini Raman who is Indo-Australian. They will be getting married soon in Pakistan.
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Maxwell first signed for Delhi Daredevils in 2012 as a replacement player for Travis Birt who withdrew from the squad. Maxwell played two games in the 2012 competition. At the 2013 IPL auction, Maxwell was the most expensive player as Mumbai Indians bought him for 1 million US$. In 2014, he was bought by Kings XI Punjab. In his team’s opening match against Chennai Super Kings, he scored 95 runs from 43 balls and in the second match against Rajasthan Royals, hit 89 off 45 balls. In the third match, Maxwell scored 95 runs from 43 balls against Sunrisers Hyderabad and was awarded the Player of the Match award for the third time in a row. Later in the season, also against Chennai he scored 90 runs from 38 balls, again winning the Player of the Match award. In 16 games he had the season’s third highest aggregate of runs scored with 552 runs at an average of 34.50 runs per innings.
He was retained by Kings XI Punjab for the 2015 IPL Season, but failed to impress with a highest score of 43 and he lost his place in the side, scoring 145 runs in 11 games at an average of 13.18. Maxwell had another disappointing IPL for Kings in 2016 and was bought by Delhi ahead of the 2018 season.He again had a poor season, scoring 142 runs at an average of 14 and not passing 50 once.
In the 2020 IPL auction, Maxwell was the subject of a bidding war between Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings, before being bought by Kings as the second most expensive buy at IPL auctions 2020.
In 2021, Maxwell was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore after another bidding war, this time with the Chennai Super Kings.He finished the season as the team’s highest scorer, with 513 runs.