Ultimate XI T20 Batsmen 3-5: Glenn Maxwell

By Sports Desk August 03, 2020
Glenn Maxwell Glenn Maxwell

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, and he can exasperate as well as exhilarate, but at his best, he can change a game in moments.

In 2017-18 his career entered a confusing stage as he was dropped from the ODI side and then told by new Australia coach Justin Langer to "go and make hundreds" without seemingly being given the opportunities to do so. But he re-established himself and is a pivotal member of the ODI and T20I sides playing some stunning innings on the tours of India and the UAE. He scored his third T20I century in Bangalore to help Australia mow down 194.

 

Career Statistics (2010-present)

Full name: Glenn James Maxwell

Born: October 14, 1988, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria (31)

Major teams: Australia, Delhi Daredevils, Fitzroy-Doncaster, Hampshire, Hampshire 2nd XI, Kings XI Punjab, Lancashire, Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars, Mumbai Indians, Victoria, Victoria Second XI, Victoria Under-19s, Yorkshire

Playing role: Batting allrounder

Batting style: Right-hand bat

 

T20I Career

Mat    Inns    NO     Runs   HS      Ave     BF      SR         100     50      4s       6s      

61        54        9      1576    145*   35.02   985    160.00      3        7     133       81    

 

T20 Career

Mat    Inns    NO     Runs    HS      Ave      BF       SR        100     50      4s       6s         

268     251      34      5983     145*   27.57   3875   154.40     3       33      484     308  

 

Career highlights

  • Scored 1576 runs in T20Is at average of 35.02
  • 3rd most T20I runs by an Australian
  • 2nd most capped Australian in T20I (61)
  • 2nd Aussie to score a century in all 3 formats (3 T20I centuries)
  • Has the 4th highest T20I score (145*)
  • Australian men’s T20I player of the Year 2015 & 2019
  • IPL player of the tournament 2014
  • 5983 T20 runs at 27.57

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