Teams Played For
Australia, Victoria, Cricket Australia Chairmans XI, Melbourne Renegades, Delhi Capitals, Hampshire, Melbourne Stars, Mumbai Indians, Surrey, Australia A, Kings XI Punjab, Yorkshire, Lancashire
Glenn Maxwell is a maverick. On some of the best balls bowled by any bowler, he has unbelievably audacious shots to play and also has the tendency to get out in some of the weirdest fashion. Dismantling bowling line ups, crushing bowlers’ confidence, and bamboozling them are the common traits of his batting but he has also been criticised heavily for being reckless and not caring enough of the situation and the state of play. Maxwell has shown the skills of making a season big for himself and his team when he helped Australia post huge scores repetitively in the ICC World Cup 2015 which the Kangaroos went on to win.
Out from the national team after a horrific run form when he could not attain middling scores, Maxwell bounced back with some solid knocks for Australia.
The IPL has been an integral part of Maxwell’s success in his career as the all rounder shone through the season in 2014 hitting multiple match-winning scores and helping the Kings XI Punjab achieve impossible targets. His inning of 95 from 43 balls against CSK, and a 45-ball 89 against RR resulted in a crushing defeat for the opposing teams.
He ended up scoring 552 runs from 14 innings in IPL 2014.
But, Maxwell faltered in the IPL after that season and could manage to add to his total runs tally by only 145 runs and 179 runs. He was entrusted to lead the side in the 2017 season but he failed to seize the opportunity but as a batsman and the captain and was subsequently released by the team.
He is making a kind of comeback into the KXIP setup after the team again brought his services for Rs 10.75 crore. He has been in good hitting form in the England-Australia white ball series preceding the IPL and he will look forward to taking the momentum into the tournament with some match winning knocks.