Glenn Maxwell is an Australian professional cricketer who has played for the Australia national cricket team in all formats of the game since 2012, although he is primarily a One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) specialist.
He is known for his ability to make unconventional shots, such as reverse sweeps and pulls, which makes it hard for the opposition to set fields to cover all of his scoring areas.
Maxwell is one of the fastest scorers in world cricket and has the ability to change a game in moments.
However, his audacity comes with risk, and he can sometimes exasperate as well as exhilarate.
In addition to playing for the Australia national team, Maxwell has also represented Victoria and Melbourne Stars in domestic cricket.
He has had success in the longer format of the game as well, with notable performances in Sheffield Shield matches, including a double century in 2017.
However, his Test career has been less successful, and he was dropped from the team following the 2017 tour of Bangladesh.
Maxwell’s recent performance in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 has been widely praised. In a match against Afghanistan, he scored an unbeaten 201 runs, leading Australia to a stunning win.
This knock has been hailed as one of the greatest ever in ODI cricket, with former Australia captain Ricky Ponting describing it as something that will never be seen again in international cricket.
Who is Glenn Maxwell’s wife?
Maxwell’s wife is Vini Raman.
She is an Australian whose roots are Indian and was born on March 3, 1993, in Melbourne, Australia, and has studied Medical science and is a Pharmacist by profession.
Maxwell and Raman got married in 2022 as per Christian rituals and on March 27, 2022, as per Tamil rituals.
They recently welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Logan Maverick Maxwell, into the world in September 2023.
Raman is active on social media and often shares glimpses of her life with her followers.
Glenn Maxwell career
The Australian professional cricketer has played for the Australia national cricket team, and for Victoria and Melbourne Star domestically.
Maxwell is known for his creative and spectacular shot-making in the game’s abbreviated edition.
He is one of the fastest scorers in world cricket and has lit up the limited-overs formats.
His ability to make unconventional shots, such as reverse sweeps and pulls, appear routine makes it hard to set fields to cover all of his scoring areas.
Maxwell’s audacity comes with risk, and he can exasperate as well as exhilarate, but at his best, he can change a game in moments.
He has scored many runs in his career, including a century in a Test match against India in 2013.
He also scored the second-fastest World Cup century to date with 102 off 52 balls in a match against Sri Lanka in the 2015 World Cup.
In addition, Maxwell amassed the fourth-highest Twenty20 International score in 2016 against Sri Lanka, with an unbeaten 145* off 65 balls.
He has had some ups and downs in his career.
In 2019, he took a mental-health break from the game, but the time away, along with conversations about his role with white-ball captain Aaron Finch, helped revive his form.
Maxwell made five scores of over 45 in six ODI innings in 2020, had an impressive IPL season with Royal Challengers Bangalore the following year, and in January 2022, became the first batter to breach the 150-run mark in a BBL innings.
However, he made little impact in the 2021 and 2022 T20 World Cups.