Mad Dog Maxwell murders Sri Lanka at Pallekelle

Michael Roberts

When I first witnessed Glenn Maxwell on the field i thought that he was as electric as mad … quick a cross the grass, adventurous in whatever he did and, with those gleaming eyes, an epitome of the demonic and dangerous. Subsequent cricketing events on the world stage have proved me correct. Take the World Cup in Australia New Zealand for example…… and THEN yesterday — at the appropriate ‘jungle setting’ of Palle-KALAY — he mauled the Sri Lankan bowlers in hammering 145 runs in 65 balls at a scoring rate of 223.07 … almost as much as the Lankan batsmen could accumulate in 20 overs. 

He respected Dilshan however: he did not use the “dilscoop”. He did not need to mind you.

Australia's Glenn Maxwell (R) is watched by Sri Lanka's wicketkeeper Kusal Perera as he hits a ball to the boundary during the first T20 international cricket match between Sri Lanka and Australia at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele on September 6, 2016. / AFP / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI (Photo credit should read LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

Australia’s Glenn Maxwell (R) is watched by Sri Lanka’s wicketkeeper Kusal Perera as he hits a ball to the boundary during the first T20 international cricket match between Sri Lanka and Australia at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele on September 6, 2016. / AFP / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI (Photo credit should read LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)  

 Glenn Maxwell | Australia Cricket | Cricket Players and Officials | ESPN Cricinfo

Full name: Glenn James Maxwell

Born October 14, 1988, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria

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Current age 27 years 329 days

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

Playing role Batting allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Glenn James Maxwell
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 6 0 80 37 13.33 114 70.17 0 0 7 2 2 0
ODIs 67 61 8 1763 102 33.26 1402 125.74 1 13 176 60 37 0
T20Is 35 31 4 756 145* 28.00 462 163.63 1 2 69 40 18 0
First-class 43 70 6 2626 155* 41.03 3354 78.29 5 16 297 47 36 0
List A 110 99 15 3004 146 35.76 2392 125.58 4 20 305 98 63 0
Twenty20 162 153 15 3238 145* 23.46 2085 155.29 1 16 274 170 76 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 4 342 271 7 4/127 4/127 38.71 4.75 48.8 1 0 0
ODIs 67 58 1864 1717 45 4/46 4/46 38.15 5.52 41.4 2 0 0
T20Is 35 31 456 559 17 3/13 3/13 32.88 7.35 26.8 0 0 0
First-class 43 63 3735 2183 55 4/42 5/66 39.69 3.50 67.9 2 0 0
List A 110 88 2880 2552 69 4/46 4/46 36.98 5.31 41.7 2 0 0
Twenty20 162 110 1419 1864 53 3/13 3/13 35.16 7.88 26.7 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v Australia at Hyderabad (Deccan), Mar 2-5, 2013 scorecard
Last Test Australia v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, Oct 30-Nov 3, 2014 scorecard
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Bowling career summary
Bowling innings list
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Best innings bowling
Best match bowling
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Fielding career summary
Fielding innings list
Most catches in an innings
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ODI debut Afghanistan v Australia at Sharjah, Aug 25, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown, Jun 26, 2016 scorecard
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T20I debut Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Sep 5, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele, Sep 6, 2016 scorecard
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First-class debut Victoria v New South Wales at Melbourne, Feb 18-21, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Australia A v South Africa A at Townsville, Aug 6-9, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Victoria v Tasmania at Melbourne, Feb 28, 2010 scorecard
Last List A Australia A v South Africa A at Mackay, Aug 28, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Victoria v New South Wales at Melbourne, Jan 2, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele, Sep 6, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
145*, 0/21 Australia v Sri Lanka Pallekele 6 Sep 2016 T20I # 565
1/36, 46* Australia A v Sth Africa A Mackay 28 Aug 2016 LA
10 Australia A v Sth Africa A Townsville 20 Aug 2016 LA
0/21, 0 Australia A v NPS Townsville 16 Aug 2016 LA
Australia A v India A Townsville 14 Aug 2016 LA
1/41, 13, 1/34 Australia A v Sth Africa A Townsville 6 Aug 2016 FC
0, 1/23, 38, 0/13 Australia A v Sth Africa A Brisbane 30 Jul 2016 FC
4 Australia v West Indies Bridgetown 26 Jun 2016 ODI # 3756
0/10, 46* Australia v West Indies Bridgetown 21 Jun 2016 ODI # 3752
Australia v South Africa Bridgetown 19 Jun 2016 ODI # 3750
Profile

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. Also a handy offspinner and outstanding fieldsman, he offers an impressive package in one-day and Twenty20 cricket. He made his name for Victoria with a 19-ball half-century against Tasmania in 2010-11, the fastest fifty in Australia’s one-day domestic history, and has transferred that talent to the international stage. At the 2015 World Cup he blasted a 51-ball century against Sri Lanka at the SCG, the fastest for Australia in ODIs and the second-quickest in World Cup history. It was also during early 2015 that Maxwell broke into the top 10 of the ICC one-day international batting rankings, which highlighted his improved consistency. Australia have also used Maxwell in Tests but to less effect – patience at the crease has not generally been one of his strengths. However, in Delhi in 2013 he had the distinction of opening the batting and bowling in the same Test, as Australia searched in vain for something to turn their disastrous series around.
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