Glenn Maxwell Biography – Personal Life, Career, Facts, Awards, Records, Controversies, Wife, Net Worth

Glenn Maxwell Biography
Glenn Maxwell Biography

Glenn Maxwell BiographyGlenn Maxwell, the Australian batting all-rounder is known for his power-hitting in the world of cricket. The player has professionally represented Australia across all three formats of the game. Maxwell started his professional cricketing career back in 2010. Since then, there has been no looking back for this super-striker.

Maxwell is known for his brilliant power-hitting but has also been successful in impressing his fans in the longer format of the game. Maxwell made his test cricket debut in March 2013 against India in Hyderabad. He wasn’t much successful with the bat but showed tremendous form with the ball, that’s when the Australian Cricket board knew they have found a perfect all-rounder.

Glenn Maxwell Biography – Cricketing Career & Personal Life

Glenn Maxwell Family
Glenn Maxwell Family

Glenn Maxwell, the son of Neil Maxwell and Joy Maxwell was born on the 14th of October, 1988 at Kew, Victoria in Australia. Maxwell has an elder brother named Daniel Maxwell and his sister’s name is Lisa Maxwell.

  • Full Name – Glenn James Maxwell
  • Nicknames – Maxi and The Big Show
  • Profession – Australian Cricketer (Allrounder)
  • Age – 33 years
  • Height – 180 cm
  • Weight – 73 kgs
  • Eye Color – Blue
  • Zodiac Sign – Libra
  • Nationality – Australian
  • Hometown – Melbourne, Australia
  • Religion – Christianity
  • Hobbies – Listening to music
  • Favorite Cricketers – Batsman: Sachin Tendulkar Adam Gilchrist, Jonty Rhodes, Micheal Hussey, Micheal Bevan
  • Bowler – Shane Warne
  • Favorite Food – Chicken
  • Marital Status – Engaged
  • Engagement Date – 26 February 2020

Glenn Maxwell Early Days and Domestic Career

Glenn Maxwell Domestic Career
Glenn Maxwell Domestic Career

Maxwell started his cricketing career with the Victorian squad in 2009. Maxwell was the replacement for the injured player Andrew McDonald. Maxwell was also part of the Hong Kong Cricket Sixes tournament where he won the Player of the Tournament award and Australia won the maiden title.

Maxwell made his first-class cricket debut in 2010 for Victoria against the NSW. He was successful in giving an all-round performance for the same by scoring 38 runs, taking 2 wickets and 2 catches. He caught the national cricket board’s attention when he scored 51 runs in just 19 deliveries in Ryobi Cup game against team Tasmania. This was the fastest century in Australian domestic one-day cricket history.

Following the Ryobi Cup were the Shield games, where Glenn Maxwell was successful in scoring 63 runs and 103 runs respectively and taking 3 catches. He also won the man of the match award for the same. In the Emerging Players Tournament of 2011, Maxwell scored a total of 59 runs in just 23 balls against the Indian cricket team. He then smashed a total of 110 runs off 52 deliveries against the South African team in a losing cause.

After a successful domestic season, Maxwell was sent to England to play club cricket for South Wilts and Hampshire Second XI. The power striker showed tremendous form by scoring 115 runs from 31 balls against the MCC Young Cricketers team. He scored a total of 178 runs with an average of 59.33 and a strike rate of 178 for Hampshire in the Twenty20 county competition.

Glenn Maxwell International Career

Glenn Maxwell International Career
Glenn Maxwell International Career

Maxwell made his One Day debut for Australia against Afghanistan in a one-off ODI in UAE in 2012. He just scored 2 runs and 0-21 was the bowling figure from him. In his 2nd ODI against Pakistan, he scored 38 runs off 38 balls which helped Australia in securing a victory in the match.

He made his T20I debut in the same tour against Pakistan and scored 4 runs and secured 0-25 bowling figures. It was a slow start for the superstar but no one knew what this allrounder had in store for the Australian cricket team.

2016 was the turning year for his T20I career. During the Australia tour of Sri Lanka, Maxwell was asked to open the innings, the super striker went ahead and smashed his first hundred in the shortest format of the game. He scored a total of 145 runs in just 65 balls. With the help of his innings, Australia was successful in giving a target of 263 runs which is also the highest team score in T20I cricket.

Maxwell made his test debut in the 2012-13 Indian tour. He was not so impressed with the bat but took 4 wickets by giving 127 runs. He was picked for the Pakistan tour as well which was a failure for him. He just scored 37 runs in 4 innings. Due to this failure, he was not picked in the Australian test squad.

Rise to Glory

The 2021 IPL and WC have been amazing for Maxwell. He showed consistent performance in both tournaments.

The major career turning point in Maxwell’s life was the 19-ball half-century against Tasmania in the Ryobi One-Day Cup in 2011.

Glenn Maxwell IPL Career

Glenn Maxwell IPL Career
Glenn Maxwell IPL Career

Maxwell started his IPL career with Delhi Daredevils back in 2012. He was not the direct pick for Delhi but the replacement for his Australian teammate Travis Head. The phenomenal form of Maxwell made him a hot property at the IPL auction table. He was then picked by Mumbai Indians for 1 million USD. During his time with Mumbai Indians, he wasn’t given many opportunities to bat.

Later, he was picked by Kings XI Punjab for 6 crores in the auction. Maxwell showed tremendous form and played 2 fantastic innings of 95 runs against Chennai and Hyderabad respectively. The Maxwell-Miller duo helped Punjab to get into their first final ever.

In the 2020 Players auction, there was a bidding war between Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings, which resulted in Maxwell being sold as the second most expensive player at the 2020 players’ auction.

In 2021, Maxwell was brought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore after another bidding war at the auction table, with the Chennai Super Kings. Maxwell was a very successful purchase for the Royal Challengers as he helped them in winning crucial matches and keeping breakthroughs by taking wickets. He was also the highest run-scorer of the Royal Challengers, with 513 runs.

Glenn Maxwell Girlfriend

Vini Raman

Glenn Maxwell Girlfriend
Glenn Maxwell Girlfriend

Glenn Maxwell got engaged to his longtime girlfriend – Vini Raman on the 26th of February 2020. He made the official engagement announcement through an Instagram post where he and his wife can be seen wearing engagement rings. Vini is an Indian-origin girl of Tamil ancestry. She was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. She now works as a Pharmacist in Australia.

Glenn Maxwell Net Worth

Glenn Maxwell Net Worth
Glenn Maxwell Net Worth

The total net worth of Glenn Maxwell is estimated at 13 million US Dollars which is approximately 97 Crore in INR. There has been a spike in his net worth since last year. He is one of the most famous and respected players across the globe. An international cricket player who also endorses many international brands.

Glenn Maxwell Facts

Glenn Maxwell Facts
Glenn Maxwell Facts

International Debuts:

  • Test Cricket – 2nd March 2012 vs India in Hyderabad
  • One Day International – 25th August 2012 vs Afghanistan in Sharjah
  • T20I – 5th September 2012 vs Pakistan in Dubai
  • Jersey number – 32
  • Maxwell is also known as the “The Big Show” but the player doesn’t like to be called by this nickname. Maxwell revealed in a press conference that he wants to break free from this title but it’s a thing with nicknames, people call you by them even if you don’t like them. He prefers to go by the name “Maxy”.
  • Maxwell might be an aggressive and power hitter on the field, but he has often been spotted respecting his senior players, on and off the field.
  • Maxwell developed as a cricketer by competing against his best friend in old days. As a child, he and his friend had a healthy competition of hitting the ball with the bat and seeing who hits it farther. Perhaps this can also be the reason why he became such a strong hitter in the international world.
  • Not just Maxwell but his whole family is a cricket lover. Although Maxwell is the only professional player from the family but his brother also had a keen interest in the game and helped his brother pick up the sport professionally.
  • Teams he likes to play against – India and England
  • His favorite shot – Switch Hit 

Glenn Maxwell Records

Glenn Maxwell Records
Glenn Maxwell Records
  • Fastest 50 in domestic cricket as an Australian player.
  • Joint fastest 50 for Australia in ODI which he scored against India in 2013 at Bangalore.
  • Joint fastest 50 in 18 balls, along with Australian player David Warner, against Pakistan in Mirpur.
  • Opening the batting and bowling in the same game.
  • Highest career strike rate of 125.43 in One Day
  • Most catches by any player in an innings – 4
  • Has his name in the 1000 runs, 50 wickets, 50 catches list
  • Most runs in an innings – 113*
  • Highest career strike rate of 155.74 in T20Is
  • 3 consecutive 50s
  • Most 6s and 4s in an innings (T20Is)
  • Fewest ducks in a career (T20Is)
  • Most sixes in a career (217)

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