Glenn Maxwell

Birth Day October 14th, 1988
Birth Place Victoria
Age 35 Years Old

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Glenn Maxwell is an Australian professional cricketer. He is famous for his presence in the Australia national cricket team since 2012, primarily excelling in One Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals. He is recognized as an all-rounder, wielding a right-handed bat and delivering off-break deliveries. Representing Victoria and Melbourne Stars domestically, his cricket journey began in 2010. Renowned for his dramatic shot-making and improvisation, he set records for the fastest half-century in Australian domestic one-day cricket in 2011. In November 2017, he achieved his maiden double-century in Sheffield Shield cricket. Notably, in October 2023, he set a new record for the fastest century in a Cricket World Cup match against the Netherlands, and in the same month, he became only the third person to score a double century in a World Cup, making him the first male Australian batsman to reach such a milestone in ODIs. In the 2023 Cricket World Cup, Australia's Glenn Maxwell scores a phenomenal double century to clinch a spot in the semi-finals.

Family and Childhood

Born as Glenn James Maxwell on October 14, 1988, in Kew, Victoria, Australia, Glenn Maxwell is an Australian cricketer. He holds Australian nationality and belongs to the Australian-White ethnicity. His family includes his father, Neil Maxwell, and his mother, Joy Maxwell. Additionally, he has two siblings, namely Lisa Maxwell and Daniel Maxwell. As of 2023, Maxwell is 35 years old. 

Glenn had attended the Upwey High School in Victoria, Australia. He began his cricket journey by playing junior cricket for the South Belgrave Cricket Club and initially showcased his skills as a fast bowler before transitioning to off-spin. 

Cricket Career

  • Glenn Maxwell's cricket journey began in 2009 when he joined the Victorian squad due to an injury to Andrew McDonald. 
  • In February 2010, he marked his entry into senior one-day cricket and earned a spot in the Australian Institute of Sports lineup for the 2010 Emerging Players Tournament.
  • He quickly made a name for himself, scoring a rapid 51 from 19 balls in a Ryobi Cup game in 2011. 
  • In 2012, he traveled to England to participate in club cricket for South Wilts Cricket Club and Second XI cricket for Hampshire, later featuring in the T20 Blast competition. 
  • However, in his bid to transfer to New South Wales for the 2016-17 season, he faced a rejection and was subsequently excluded from the Victorian team for the opening Sheffield Shield match. 
  • He made a comeback in the following Shield game, contributing with a score of 81.
  • His Twenty20 career spans across Australia, India, and England. He made waves in the Big Bash League, initially with Melbourne Renegades in 2012-13 and later with Melbourne Stars, where he set a record-breaking 154 not out in the 2021-22 season. 
  • In the Indian Premier League, his journey began with Delhi Daredevils in 2012, and he became the most expensive purchase at the 2013 auction for Mumbai Indians, showcasing remarkable consistency with Kings XI Punjab. 
  • He returned to Delhi in 2018 and, after bidding wars, played for Punjab and then Royal Challengers Bangalore, finishing as the top scorer in 2021.
  • In England, Maxwell featured for various county clubs in the T20 Blast and represented London Spirit in The Hundred during the 2022 season.

Australian Cricketer, Glenn Maxwell

International Career

  • Maxwell's international cricket journey began in 2012 when he was selected for Australia's series against Pakistan in the UAE, showcasing his versatility as an off-spinning all-rounder. 
  • He made his debut against Afghanistan and played in both ODI and T20I matches, impressing with bat and ball. 
  • His performances earned him a spot in the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 squad. 
  • He later made his Test debut against India, showing promise as an all-rounder. 
  • Maxwell continued to shine in limited-overs cricket, featuring in the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy and making significant contributions in the 2015 ODI World Cup, including a blazing century against Sri Lanka and key performances in the knockout stages as Australia clinched the title.
  • His consistency in limited-overs cricket led to accolades and recognition, including being named Cricket Australia's men's T20I and ODI Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
  • In February 2017, he was included in Australia's Test squad for the tour of India. 
  • Initially, he did not feature in the starting lineup, with Mitchell Marsh preferred as the all-rounder.
  • However, an injury to Marsh led to Maxwell's return for the third Test, during which he scored his maiden Test century, becoming the second Australian man to achieve centuries in all three international formats. 
  • His Test performances continued with scores of 8 and 45 in the fourth Test. 
  • In 2018, Maxwell faced spot-fixing allegations in an Al Jazeera documentary, vehemently denying all accusations. 
  • He played in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, followed by the Test series in Bangladesh, displaying his utility as a spin bowling option in subcontinental conditions. 
  • Despite regaining form in limited-overs cricket, he faced challenges in the Test arena, with selectors often opting for Mitchell Marsh as the all-rounder. 
  • Maxwell's focus on consistency was emphasized by Australia's captain Steve Smith and head selector Trevor Hohns. 
  • He made a limited return to the Test squad in 2018 but excelled in the limited-overs format, particularly in T20Is, earning him the title of Cricket Australia's men's T20I Player of the Year for 2019. 
  • Maxwell also featured in the 2019 Cricket World Cup but later took a break from cricket due to mental health issues.
  • His impressive domestic and ODI performances continued during India's tour of Australia, though he was not selected for the Test side. Maxwell was part of Australia's squad for the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup.
  • He was named in the Australian fifteen man squad for the 2023 Cricket World Cup. 
  • During the competition, he scored the fastest century in Cricket World Cup history, bringing up his century in 40 balls against the Netherlands in October. He scored 106 runs from 44 balls. 
  • Maxwell's historic knock of 201* against Afghanistan in the 2023 Cricket World Cup earned him numerous records, including the highest individual score by an Australian in an ODI, the second fastest double century in ODI history, and the fastest World Cup double century. 
  • He also became the first batsman to score a double century in an ODI run chase and the first middle-order batsman to achieve a double century in World Cup history. 
  • His partnership with Pat Cummins shattered the eighth-wicket record in Cricket World Cups, rescuing Australia from a precarious position. 
  • Cricket legends, including Sachin Tendulkar, lauded Maxwell's innings, with Cummins acknowledging his pivotal role in the partnership. 

Salary and Net Worth

Glenn Maxwell, the accomplished cricketer, has amassed an estimated net worth of $14 million as of 2023, with an annual salary exceeding $1 million. His main source of wealth comes from his successful cricket career. In terms of his property holdings, he resides in a luxurious house in Australia, valued at approximately Rs. 10 Crores INR. Furthermore, he possesses various real estate properties in different countries. Regarding his car collection, it is relatively modest and includes some of the finest luxury cars globally, such as the Nissan Maxima and Audi. He is leading a lavish lifestyle right now. He has served as the ambassador for brands such as DTDC Eurostar Courier & Cargo LLC and Kookaburra. He has also been sponsored by Kookaburra Cricket.

Wife and Children

Glenn Maxwell is a married man. In March 2022, he married his long-time girlfriend, Vini Raman in a traditional ceremony with Tamil-Brahmin customs. His wife, Vini is a Melbourne-based pharmacist. Vini Raman first came into the spotlight in 2019 after they were spotted together at the Australian Cricket Awards. The couple announced their engagement in February 2020. The duo is also blessed with a son namely, Logan Maverick Maxwell (born on September 11, 2023). Maxwell's wedding and the arrival of their child marked a new chapter in their lives, providing them with cherished moments and memories to treasure. The family is leading a happy life as of now. 

Glenn Maxwell and his wife, Vini Raman

Height and Weight

Glenn Maxwell, a handsome cricketer, possesses a striking appearance with an athletic build, standing at 6 feet (183 cm) tall and weighing around 75 kg (165.5 lbs). He is known for his dark brown hair and captivating green eyes. Maxwell's distinctive features include his side-cropped hair, rugged beard, and an affable smile, which complements his toned and well-maintained physique, adding to his overall charm. In January 2022, he was tested positive for COVID-19 after undergoing a rapid antigen test.  

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