Glenn Maxwell is an Australian professional cricketer who represents the Australia national cricket team in One Day International and Twenty20 International formats of the game and has played Test cricket for Australia. Maxwell is an all-rounder who bats right handed and bowl off break. He represents Victoria and Melbourne Stars in Australian domestic cricket. Maxwell was a member of the Australian team that won the 2015 Cricket World Cup and the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup, where he scored the winning boundary to win the country's maiden T20 world title.
Glenn Maxwell was born on 14 October 1988 in Kew, Victoria, Australia. He has two older siblings, a brother and a sister. His father, Neville Maxwell, was a club cricketer and his mother, Lyn Maxwell, was a keen sportswoman.
Maxwell began playing cricket at a young age and was a talented junior player. He represented Victoria at underage level and made his first-class debut for the state in 2009. Maxwell quickly established himself as a key player for Victoria and was named the Sheffield Shield Player of the Year in 2010/11.
Maxwell made his international debut for Australia in a T20I against South Africa in 2012. He made his ODI debut against Pakistan in the same year. Maxwell was selected for Australia's Test squad for the 2013 Ashes series but didn't make his Test debut until 2014.
Maxwell has played 128 ODIs for Australia, scoring 3490 runs at an average of 34.00 and a strike rate of 116.41. He has scored 18 ODI half-centuries and 3 ODI centuries. His highest ODI score is 164.
Maxwell has played 98 T20Is for Australia, scoring 2159 runs at an average of 28.00 and a strike rate of 160.73. He has scored 13 T20I half-centuries and 3 T20I centuries. His highest T20I score is 145. Maxwell is the second-highest T20I run-scorer for Australia, behind David Warner.
Maxwell has played 7 Test matches for Australia, scoring 339 runs at an average of 26.07. He has scored 1 Test half-century and 1 Test century. His highest Test score is 104.
Maxwell is one of the most destructive batsmen in the world in white-ball cricket. He is known for his ability to hit big sixes and score quickly. Maxwell holds a number of records in T20I cricket, including:
Maxwell was named the Australian Men's ODI Player of the Year in 2016 and the Australian Men's T20I Player of the Year in 2015 and 2019.
Maxwell has captained Australia in 2 T20Is and 1 ODI.
Maxwell has been involved in a few controversies during his career. In 2013, he was fined by Cricket Australia for making a homophobic slur. In 2017, he was dropped from the Australian ODI squad for disciplinary reasons.
Maxwell is married to Vini Raman, an Indian-Australian pharmacist. They got married in 2022.
Maxwell is a popular figure in the game of cricket and is known for his flamboyant personality and sense of humor. He is also a role model for young cricketers, and is an inspiration to many.