Victorian allrounder Glenn Maxwell is renowned as one of the world’s most dynamic and thrilling cricketers, particularly in the one-day and T20 formats. He first shot to global prominence in 2013, securing a million-dollar contract with the Indian Premier League franchise Mumbai Indians, a mere six months after making his international debut. Maxwell showcased his prowess in white-ball cricket during Australia’s ODI tour of India later that year, with 172 of his 248 runs coming from boundaries.
During the same year, Maxwell validated the hype surrounding him in the IPL by delivering a successful season with Kings XI Punjab, finishing as the league’s third-highest run-scorer. Although he made his Test debut in 2013, Maxwell’s Test appearances have been limited, with just seven matches played by late 2022, all in Asian conditions. Notably, he achieved a maiden Test century in 2017 against India in Ranchi.
In Australia’s victorious 2015 ODI World Cup campaign, Maxwell made headlines by smashing a 51-ball century against Sri Lanka at the SCG, marking the fastest century for Australia in ODIs. With three T20 International centuries, Maxwell holds the record for the most centuries in this format by an Australian player.
A beloved figure in the Big Bash League, Maxwell’s remarkable performance in early 2022 was his unforgettable 154 not out against the Hobart Hurricanes, making him the first player to surpass the 150-run mark in the competition. This remarkable achievement took place during his 100th BBL match, solidifying his status as one of the competition’s most accomplished players.