The man they call ‘The Big Show’ knows a thing or two about swinging a game in his side’s favour.
Known solely as a T20 cricket specialist early in his career, Maxwell has turned himself into a reliable down-the-order batsman who can deliver quick runs, but the Victorian also can make an impact both in the field and with ball in hand.
Batting is Maxwell’s forte and when he is on-song there are few better ball-strikers in the world.
Best bets for Glenn Maxwell
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As one of the heaviest hitters in the Australian lineup, Maxwell will always be a threat in a number of key cricket betting markets.
Unfortunately for Maxy, he may be reliant on top-order players failing if he is to top the batting options, but the often-volatile Australian batting order will always give him a chance.
Below are the bets we think Maxwell has a big show of winning.
Top Australia runscorer: Maxwell’s value for top batsman depends largely on the format. In Test matches and ODI clashes, he tends bat down the order as a late-hitting allrounder. However, the Victorian is much more likely to bat in the top four in Twenty20 cricket. Odds of +500 or more for Maxwell to top score are well worth a go, especially in the short form.
Man of the match: Like Dean Jones, Andrew Symonds and other divisive excitement machines before him, Maxwell is a genuine match-winner. The willow is his weapon of choice, but he is also an outstanding fielder all around the ground and a handy off-spinner who has been known to pick up important wickets. There is big money in picking the right moment to back Maxy for MOTM.
Glenn Maxwell Ashes record
Having played just seven test matches in the long-format of the game, Glenn Maxwell interestingly has never played against a non-subcontinent team.
Making his test debut back in 2013, Maxwell has been in and out of the test line up, but a strong 104 against India in arduous conditions in March of 2017 felt like a coming of age for The Big Show, who had until then been seen as a slogger rather than a grinder.
Test ODI T20I First class List A T20 Matches 7 84 53 59 145 219 Innings 14 75 47 100 130 207 Runs 339 2181 1229 3738 3845 4606 High score 104 102 145* 278* 146 145* Average 26.07 32.55 31.51 41.07 33.43 25.16 Strike rate 59.47 121.30 158.78 73.32 119.96 155.55 100s 1 1 2 7 4 2 50s 0 16 5 20 25 23 Not out 1 8 8 9 15 24
Glenn Maxwell’s rise from super-slugger to dependable test performer may not be complete just yet, but the Kew product is certainly on his way to dispelling the myth that he is simply a wild swinger.
Maxwell found his niche as a T20 batsman, and he is without question among the top-five strikers in world cricket today, but it was a disciplined and determined 104 performance against India in early 2017 which solidified his career trajectory as a multi-format performer. The challenge now for The Big Show is to build on that and lock down his place within the test 11.
The thing that makes Maxwell stand out in the test arena is his ability to make an impact in all facets of the game. The Victorian can also roll the arm for a few relief overs of off-spin and his fielding is second to none.
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