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Glenn Maxwell, known for his dramatic shot making and improvisation, currently plays ODI and Twenty20 cricket for Australia. However, he has also proven his ability in Test cricket also, becoming the second Australian to score centuries in all three formats. Here are some facts about the Australian cricketer:

  1.  Maxwell is a cricketer with explosive batting, a handy bowler and a brilliant fielder, represent Australia in all three format of the game.
  2.  He was born Glenn James Maxwell on October 14, 1988, in Kew, Victoria, Australia, to Joy and Neil Maxwell. He has an older brother Dan Maxwell and a sister, Lisa Maxwell.
  3.  To start with he was a pace bowler who later took to bowling off-spin. He goes with a reputation as a Twenty20 and One Day specialist and hold a record for fastest ever half-century in Australian domestic one-day cricket scoring 50 runs of 19 balls in Ryobi Cup, against Tasmania.
  4.  Dubbed ‘The Big Show’ by former Australian teammates Matthew Wade, for his exuberance talent and audaciousness. Maxwell is desperate to lose his nickname and make mark in the Test cricket.
  5.  He started his cricket with his days at South Belgrave Cricket Club, when at primary school he was made to bat left handed because he was so good on his natural side. His feat as the South Belgrave’s leading junior run scorer with 2997 in the club’s history still remains.
  6.  According to Stuart Alford, the coach at South Belgrave Cricket Club, Maxwell posted his maiden senior century at the age of 15, against Ferntree Gully Footballers and also claimed six wickets with his off-spin.
  7.  In another occasion in the under-16s when he found himself on 64 and in keenness to reach three figures, with his father, Neil Maxwell watching on as square-leg umpire, he thumped six sixes, acknowledged the century and retired as junior rules.
  8.  He joined the defending Sheffield Shield champion Victorian squad for the 2009-10 season and made his debut against New South Wales, on January 2, 2010, in the Twenty20 Big Bash at Melbourne. He never got to bat but held two catches.
  9.  A month later on February 28, 2010, he made his List-A debut against Tasmania, for the Ford Ranger Cup at Melbourne. He scored 9 of 11 balls and got to bowl four overs giving away 20 runs without any wicket to show.
  10.  Maxwell participated in 2010 Hong Kong International Cricket Sixes tournament and was declared Man of the Tournament, with Australia winning the title. He was the fourth highest run scorer with 123 runs in four innings with highest score of 52 not out. He also shone with his off-spin taking four wickets for 26 runs.
  11.  In the 2010 Emerging Player Tournament, representing Australian Institute of Sports, he scored 63 runs in 50 balls with four fours and two sixers forlosing cause in the semi-finals against India Emerging Players.
  12.  He made his first-class debut for Victoria against New South Wales, in February 2011, at Melbourne. He scored 38 runs in the only innings he got bat and took two wickets for 52 runs in 14 overs apart from taking two catches.
  13.  In the 2011-12, Sheffield Shield, he had a reasonable outing scoring 467 runs 14 innings at an average of 35.92, with four half-centuries. He also took 16 wickets for 463 runs with 6 catches.
  14.  Maxwell’s performances in the 2011-12 season in the Ryobi Cup and in Big Bash was below par. He scored just 74 in five innings with highest score of 50 of 37 balls against Queensland and took 6 wickets for 255 runs with 5 catches to his name.
  15.  In the Big Bash, playing for Melbourne Renegades he aggregated 128 runs in 6 innings at an average of 21.33, with 94 as the highest score. He also accounted for one wicket and three catches.
  16.  He made his entry into Indian Premier League for the 2012 season, when he was signed up by Delhi Daredevils as a replacement for Travis Birt. He got to play just two games without making any impression either in batting or bowling.
  17.  Maxwell made his debut for Australia in the One Day Internationals against Afghanistan at Sharjah, on August 25, 2012. Though Australia won the match, Maxwell scored just 2 of 6 balls and gave away 21 runs in five over.
  18.  He made his impression in his second match against Pakistan three days later when he rescued Australia from a precarious situation of losing 5 wickets for 121 runs chasing 199 for victory. Maxwell scored run a ball 38 and also send down 4 overs for 27 runs.
  19.  Maxwell’s Twenty20 debut for Australia was against Pakistan in a low scoring match on September 5, 2012. Australia set a target of 90 for victory with Maxwell contributing just 4 in 7 balls and opened the bowling without any success.
  20.  After having a dismal debut in the 2012 ICC World T20 Cup in Sri Lanka, where he scored just 8 runs in two innings he got to bat and took a 1 for 53 in 5 matches, he represented Hampshire in the 2012 Champions League Twenty20 in South Africa faring marginally better scoring 53 runs 2 innings including highest score of 42 in losing cause against Sialkot Stallions.
  21.  In the Sheffield Shield game against New South Wales in November 2012, he scored a king pair but in the same match he recorded his best bowling analysis in first-class cricket with 4 for 42 in 17.2 overs.
  22.  On January 28, 2013, in the final Twenty20 match against touring Sri Lanka, he was involved in a verbal altercation after failing to hit the last ball of the innings for four, there by losing the match and the series 0-2. He later apologized to the Sri Lankan player personally.
  23.  He made his Test debut in the second test during the tour of India at Hyderabad in March 2013, as second spinner. Though he accounted for 4 wickets giving away 127 runs in 26 overs, he failed to prevent Australia from losing the test by an innings and 135 runs. He had a score of 13 and 8 with bat.
  24.  Maxwell went from golden duck to golden goose in just over an hour, as he was signed up by Mumbai Indian for US $ 1 million on February 4, 2013, to become the most expensive player of the 2013 Indian Premier League. A day earlier he was out for a first ball duck, bowled by West Indian Darren Sammy in a second ODI match.
  25.  On May 7, 2014, playing for Kings XI Punjab against Chennai Super Kings, in the 29th match of IPL, Maxwell scored 90 runs of just 38 balls with 6 fours and 8 sixes to post a massive score of 231. He also picked a wicket and was adjusted Man of the Match. He went on to aggregate 552 runs at an average of 34.50 in the IPL season.
  26.  In the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match against Sri Lanka on March 8, 2015, he recorded the fastest century by an Australian in ODIs and the second fastest in the World Cup history by scoring 51 balls century. He aggregated 324 runs at an average of 64.80, as the third highest run scorer to help Australia win the World Cup.
  27.  After waiting three years, four months, and 13 days, he finally scored his maiden Test match hundred, in the 3rd test at Ranchi in March 2017, when scored 104 of 185 balls, to become the second Australian to score a century in all the international format.
  28.  He was indirectly accused by Al Jazeera’s documentary of his involvement in the match fixing allegation during the 3rd Test match between Australia and India in Ranchi. He denied all allegations leveled against him.
  29.  On February 7 2018, he scored a blistering 103 runs of just 58 balls against England in theT20I tri-series, to join selected bad of player in the world cricket to score more than one century in Twenty20 internationals.
  30.  In 2017 he was dating an Australian journalist and TV presenter, Candice Wyatt before splitting after eight months. He is currently in relationship with Jayne Egeberg.
  31.  Glenn Maxwell Net Worth: $11 Million

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