A right-handed batsman and right arm off-break bowler, Glenn Maxwell plays for Victoria in Australia's domestic cricket. He represents Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League.
Maxwell's aggressive batting style at any position from an opener to the No.7 slot, handy off-spin bowling & delightful fielding puts him into a mould of a perfect all-rounder. He is also great at judging slower balls and most commonly uses his ‘swivel slog sweep’ to send the ball deep into the stands. The all-rounder shot to fame in 2011 when he scored a record 19-ball half century to lead Victoria to an unlikely victory against Tasmania. But it was his knock of 110 off 52 balls with nine fours and eight sixes for Australian Institute of Sports in the Emerging Player tournament that caught the eyes of Delhi selectors, who signed him for the fifth IPL edition in 2012.
Later that year, Maxwell went on to make his international debut for Australia in a one-off ODI against Afghanistan at Sharjah. In 2013, the Aussie was a surprise pick in the Indian T20 League player auction by Mumbai, who bought him at a whopping million dollars, making him the league's newest million dollar baby. However, he warmed the bench for most parts of the season and played a few games at the end of the tournament. Maxwell did not make it to the same franchise the very next year when he was sold to Mohali.