Glenn Maxwell

Born: October 14, 1988, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria
Major Teams: Australia, Delhi Daredevils, Fitzroy-Doncaster, Hampshire, Kings XI Punjab, Lancashire, Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars, Mumbai Indians, Victoria, Yorkshire
Playing Role: Batting Allrounder
Batting Style: Right Hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right Arm Offbreak

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One of the fastest scorers in world cricket, Glenn Maxwell has become a key man in Australia's middle order in the shorter formats.

It is not just his power that worries opposing bowlers and captains. His ability to make unconventional shots appear routine - reverse sweeps and pulls, for example - makes it hard to set fields to cover all of his scoring areas. His audacity comes with risk, but at his best he can change a game in moments. Also a handy offspinner and outstanding fieldsman, he offers an impressive package in one-day and Twenty20 cricket.

He made his name for Victoria with a 19-ball half-century against Tasmania in 2010-11, the fastest fifty in Australia's one-day domestic history, and has transferred that talent to the international stage. At the 2015 World Cup he blasted a 51-ball century against Sri Lanka at the SCG, the fastest for Australia in ODIs and the second-quickest in World Cup history.

His Test career has made a couple of starts, though his first Test century in India in 2017 is the sign of what he can bring to the longer form of the game. His 2017-18 season was a model of consistency with red and white ball, as he awaits his next chance in the baggy green.

Source: ESPNCricinfo


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