Glenn Maxwell IPL Career

Last Modified Mar 23, 2024 23:37 IST
IPL debut year2012
IPL TeamsDelhi Capitals (2012 & 2018), Mumbai Indians (2013), Punjab Kings (2014-17 & 2020), Royal Challengers Bengaluru (2021-present)
Batting StyleRight-handed batter
Bowling StyleRight-arm off-spinner
Current Auction PriceINR 11 Crores
Last IPL Season runs400

Glenn Maxwell, also known as ‘Maxi’, is an Australian cricketer who is well-known for his unorthodox and innovative shots in all areas of the ground. Maxwell features for the Royal Challengers Bengaluru franchise in the IPL. He was picked by the RCB franchise ahead of the 2021 IPL for a huge sum of INR 14.25 crore. Ever since he has been seen playing for this team. Maxwell will be seen playing for the same RCB franchise in the 2024 IPL.

‘Glenn Maxwell’ IPL teams from 2012-24

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Hailed as the 'Big Show' for his 360-degree strokeplay and fearless hitting, Glenn Maxwell's IPL career has been quite an enigma so far, notwithstanding his recent emergence at RCB.

Maxwell was roped in by the Delhi Daredevils (Capitals) as a replacement player for Travis Birt in 2012, but it was in the following year that he stormed into the limelight after becoming a part of the Mumbai Indians franchise.

Though he featured in just 3 games for MI (scored 36 runs), his stocks at the international and franchise level kept rising, and in 2014, he was eventually bought by the Punjab Kings for INR 6 crores.

It is at the Punjab Kings (formerly Kings XI Punjab) where Maxwell experienced the zenith as well as the nadir. He started with a blockbuster 2014 season where he became the toast of the town after he smashed 552 runs at a strike rate of 187.75.

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However, Maxwell flattered to deceive in the following seasons, managing just 145 and 179 runs in 2015 and 2016. In 2017, he was bestowed with leadership duties midway through the season, and while he did have a decent time with the bat- 310 runs @ 31/173.18, his captaincy left a lot to be desired.

Maxwell was eventually released by PBKS ahead of the 2018 mega auction. He returned home to Delhi Daredevils (Capitals), but once again flattered to deceive with the bat.

He pulled out of the 2019 season in a bid to focus on the 50-over World Cup, but returned to the auction in grand style, with his former franchise, PBKS shelling out a mind-numbing INR 10.75 Crores for his services.

However, it proved to be a disastrous call as Maxwell endured a horrific season with the bat, managing just 108 runs in 11 innings @15.42/101.8 without a single six in the entire season.

But, just as everyone thought that the Aussie swashbuckler was done for good in the IPL, the Virat Kohli-led RCB roped him in by belting out INR 14.25 crores for him.

And, this time, the deal proved to be a masterstroke as Maxwell finally turned up with the bat, scoring 513 runs in 14 innings @ 42.75/141.10 with six 50+ scores. As a result, he was one of the three players to be retained by RCB ahead of the 2022 mega-auction. Maxwell had a mediocre 2022 season, even though he scored 301 runs @ a strike rate of 169.10. In the 2023 IPL, he scored 400 runs with a glorious strike rate of 183.49.

‘Glenn Maxwell’ IPL Auction Price

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Maxwell is retained for the same price (INR 11 crore) by the RCB management in the 2024 IPL auction. He will be seen playing for the Royal Challengers Bengaluru franchise in the 2024 IPL.

YearTeamSalary (in INR)
2012Delhi Capitals10.05 lakh
2013Mumbai Indians5.32 crore
2014Punjab Kings6 crore
2015Punjab Kings6 crore
2016Punjab Kings6 crore
2017Punjab Kings6 crore
2018Delhi Capitals9 crore
2020Punjab Kings10.75 crore
2021Royal Challengers Bengaluru14.25 crore
2022Royal Challengers Bengaluru11 crore
2023Royal Challengers Bengaluru11 crore
2024Royal Challengers Bengaluru11 crore
Total 96.32 crore

‘Glenn Maxwell’ IPL runs year-wise

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In the 2023 IPL, Maxwell went all! He scored 400 runs at a magnificent strike rate of 183.49. Here are his batting stats:-


‘Glenn Maxwell’ IPL wickets year-wise

YearMatchesInningsWicketsAverageEconomyBest Figures4-wicket match

‘Glenn Maxwell’ IPL Records

2nd best strike rate for a batter with 2000+ IPL runsGlenn Maxwell has 2719 runs at a strike rate of 157.62; only Andre Russell (2262 at 174.00) has scored faster.
Most expensive buy in the IPL auction at the timeIn 2013, Maxwell was bought for INR 53,270,00 by the Mumbai Indians.
2nd most ducks by an overseas player in the IPLMaxwell has registered 14 ducks in 120 innings, which is the joint-most from an overseas player, alongside Rashid Khan; only Sunil Narine has the most ducks i.e. 15.
Most balls faced without hitting a six in an IPL seasonIn 2020, the 'Big Show' faced 106 deliveries but still could not manage a six.
2nd highest strike rate for a batsman with 500+ runs in a seasonIn 2014, Maxwell hammered 552 runs @ 187.75. Among players who have scored 500+ runs in a season, only Andre Russell (204.81 in 2019) has been able to better that.

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FAQs on Glenn Maxwell

What is the current IPL salary of Glenn Maxwell?

Maxwell is paid INR 11 crore by the RCB management for all his services.

Which IPL team does Glenn Maxwell play for?

Glenn Maxwell currently plays for the Royal Challengers Bengaluru franchise in the IPL.

How was Glenn Maxwell’s performance in his debut year in the IPL?

Glenn Maxwell made his debut in 2012. The Delhi Capitals franchise picked him as a replacement player for Travis Birt. He only got two chances in which he scored 6 runs that season.

How many sixes did Glenn Maxwell hit in IPL 2023?

Glenn Maxwell hit 31 sixes in the 2023 IPL, which takes his total sixes tally to 158 in the IPL.

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