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Glenn Maxwell (Cricketer) Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Wife, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : March 30, 2022

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Short Biography

Glenn Maxwell was born on 14-10-1988 in Kew, Melbourne in the state of Victoria, Australia. He is an Australian Cricket Player.

Other Name: Glenn James Maxwell, Maxi, The Big Show

Glenn Maxwell Complete Bio & Career

The Victorian-born cricketer has made a splash in international cricket with his ability to clear the ropes with relative ease. In fact, Maxwell is a complete package, as he is also an electric fielder and bowls off-spin. Nicknamed as the 'Big Show', Maxwell broke into the Victorian side in the 2009-10 season. Maxwell holds the record for the fastest ever fifty in domestic cricket, scoring it in just 19 balls against Tasmania in 2011.  
With his big-hitting abilities, it was not a surprise when he was selected to play for Australia during the tour to the Middle East for a series of ODIs against Afghanistan and Pakistan. He failed to make a mark on debut against Afghanistan but showed his worth when he steered Australia to a series-clinching victory in the third ODI with a crafty 56. It was followed by a lean period in the home ODIs against Sri Lanka. He was promoted to open the innings when Australia was chasing a modest score of 71 against West Indies in the first ODI in Perth in February 2012 and he cashed in, scoring a quickfire fifty. 
Maxwell also became a millionaire when he was bought for $ 1 million by Mumbai during the 2013 IPL auctions, the highest paid player in that round of the auctions. He was later bought by Punjab in the IPL auctions in 2014. His exploits in the IPL made him a certainty in Australia's limited-overs squad. Apart from doing well with the bat, he also bowled a double wicket maiden over, bowling the last over in the third ODI against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi to help Australia win the game by one run. Although his form with the bat dipped soon after, the selectors named him in the 2015 World Cup squad because of his match-winning abilities. 
Maxwell scored 324 runs in the World Cup, which included a ton and two fifties. His century came against Sri Lanka in the quarter-final, a knock that earned him the Man of the Match award. It was also his maiden ton in ODIs. A complete all-rounder Maxwell's game is more suited for the shorter formats of the game and has not been a regular feature in the Test side. However, ahead of the important Test tour of India, Australia picked him in the squad based on his ability to bowl some decent spin. After a lean 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, he took a break from international cricket citing mental health issues. He came back in Big Bash 2019-20 season and played some handy knocks. He was also roped in by IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab for the 2020 season for a whopping INR 10.75 crores.

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Glenn Maxwell Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Neil Maxwell
Mother Joy Maxwell
Sister Lisa Maxwell
Brother Daniel Maxwell
Former Partner Candice Wyatt
Wife Vini Raman

He was born to Neil Maxwell and Joy Maxwell. He has a sister named Lisa Maxwell and a brother named Daniel Maxwell. He was previously in a relationship with Candice Wyatt (Journalist). He got marride to his longtime girlfriend Vini Raman on 18-03-2022.

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Life's Important Dates Of Glenn Maxwell

Body Measurements

Chest Size 42
Biceps Size 15
Waist Size 32
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Kew
Nationality Australian
Religion Christian
Address Melbourne, Australia
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Listening to Music and Travelling
Marital Status Unmarried
Debut Test - vs India at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Mar 02, 2013
ODI - vs Afghanistan at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Aug 25, 2012
T20I - vs Pakistan at Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Sep 05, 2012
Salary N/A
Net Worth $5 Million
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Player Virat Kohli
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actor Chris Hemsworth
Favorite Singer Katy Perry
Favorite Place Dharamshala

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Glenn Maxwell

  • Mumbai Indians bought him for 1 million US dollars at the 2013 IPL auctions.
  • He became first Australian, cricketer to score Fastest domestic 50 off 19-balls for Victoria against Tasmania in 2011 Ryobi One-Day Cup.
  • He became the second Australian after Shane Watson who scored centuries in all three formats
  • He began his cricket as a fast bowler.
  • He is famous in team Australia by his name "The Big Show".
  • "The Big Show" name was given to him due to self-confidence and his inclination to play fantastic shots
  • In 2016, he scored a victorious 145* from 65 balls against Sri Lanka; was the third highest score in T-20 Internationals

Glenn Maxwell Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

35 years, 9months, 5 days old age Glenn Maxwell will turn 36 on 14 October, 2024. Only 2 months, 24 days, 9 hours,24 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Glenn Maxwell has celebrated the total number of 36 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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