This article shares more information about Glenn Maxwell, an Australian professional cricketer and his family; parents and silbings.
Glenn James Maxwell is an Australian professional cricketer. He has played for the Australian national cricket team in all formats of the game since 2012, although he is primarily a One Day International and Twenty20 International specialist. Maxwell is an all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowl off-break deliveries. Domestically he played for Victoria and Melbourne Stars.
Maxwell made his professional debut in 2010. Known for his dramatic shot-making and improvisation in short forms of the game, in 2011, he set a new record for the fastest-ever half-century in Australian domestic one day cricket, scoring 50 runs from 19 balls.
Maxwell has played domestic Twenty20 cricket in both India and England and has scored centuries in all three international cricket formats, one of only 13 cricketers who have achieved this feat. In November 2017 he scored his maiden double-century, scoring 278 in the Sheffield Shield and in October 2023 set a new record for the fastest century scored at a Cricket World Cup, reaching his century in 40 balls against the Netherlands.
In November 2023, he also set a new record for the fastest double century scored in a World Cup, becoming just the third person to do so. He also became the only batsman to score a double century for Australia in ODIs.
Career of Glenn James Maxwell
Maxwell joined the Victorian team in 2009 to play domestic cricket. Later, in 2010, he participated in the Hong Kong Cricket Sixes competition and led a victorious campaign for Australia, winning Player of the Tournament honors. He was then chosen to represent the Australian Institute of Sports in the 2010 Emerging Players Tournament.
In the limited-overs format, he rose to prominence as a member of the Victorian side. Then he ran the quickest fifty in the Marsh One-Day Cup, an Australian domestic one-day competition. Later, he participated in the 2011 Emerging Players Tournament once again.
Glenn traveled to England in 2012 to play both club and league cricket with Hampshire Second XI and South Wilts. Maxi was called up for the national team as a result of his efforts this season. Maxi, who was playing for the Hampshire Second XI, hammered fiercely against the bowlers and scored 115 runs off of 31 deliveries in the game against the MCC Young.
Maxwell recorded his best bowling stats in first-class cricket, 4/42, against South Australia in a Shield match.
On August 25, 2012, in the UAE, he played in his first game against a cricket squad representing Afghanistan. In the second ODI, he contributed significantly to his nation’s victory and then scored his first half-century in an international match.
On September 5, 2012, Maxwell played Pakistan in his first T20I match while on the same tour. He was selected shortly after to represent Australia in the 2012 ICC World Twenty20.
He was chosen for the journey to India, where he played his first Test match on March 2. He was unable to live up to his expectations and as a result, he did not get many more chances in the longest format. He was chosen to participate in the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. Before Australia was eliminated from the tournament early on, he scored 61 runs in a few matches.
He was included in the squad for the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 after an outstanding showing in the 2014 IPL. He amassed 147 runs with a staggering strike rate of 210 and was chosen by the ICC for the Team of the Tournament.
He then played for a second time in English domestic tournaments before playing Test cricket once more in the United Arab Emirates. He performed poorly once more. He was chosen to play in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, though, as a result of his limited-overs cricket accomplishments.
During this competition, he scored the quickest ODI century by an Australian and the second-fastest World Cup century. With this performance, he rose to the Top 10 of the ICC ODI Batsmen Rankings.
Ultimately, Australia won the tournament at home, and Glenn was selected for the ICC’s Team of the Tournament. The Allan Border Medal for the Men’s T20I Player of the Year was handed to him by Cricket Australia in the same year.
Glenn began the T20I innings for the first time against Sri Lanka in 2016, becoming the first batsman to do so while scoring 100 runs. He hit 145* from 65 balls, which at the time was the second-highest score for a single player. The Australians’ 263/6 score, the greatest team total in T20Is, was a result of these innings. He received another Allan Border Medal for being the Men’s ODI Player of the Year, capping off a fantastic 2016.
Maxwell became just the second Australian (after Shane Watson) and thirteenth cricketer overall to record an international century in all three formats in 2017 when he struck his first Test century against India in India. Later in the year, he participated in just one game of the ICC Champions Trophy.
In the ODI series against India in September 2017, Maxwell struggled. Maxi struggled in the following two ODIs despite leading the Australians in scoring in the first ODI with 39 runs. He was consequently left off the roster for the upcoming games, and Australia suffered a 4-1 series loss.
Glen Maxwell’s parents and Siblings
Glenn Maxwell’s family includes his father, Neil Maxwell, and his mother, Joy Maxwell. He shares a close bond with his brother, Daniel Maxwell. Maxwell is engaged to his fiance, Vini Raman, and the couple tied the knot in March 2022. They recently welcomed their son, Logan Maverick Maxwell, born on September 11, 2023.
Maxwell received his early education at Mentone Secondary School and pursued his college education in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, studying medical science. He also worked as a pharmacist in Melbourne, showcasing his versatility in both academics and cricket. His family has been a strong pillar of support, encouraging his passion for cricket.