Glenn Maxwell will be looking to entertain with creative hitting, athletic fielding and economical bowling again in BBL|04.
He remains one of the worlds hottest T20 cricketers after he established himself as a crowd favourite in BBL|03 as well as IPL7, when his explosive batting provided top entertainment on numerous occasions.
He was the third fastest scorer in the BBL|03, reaching a total of 143 runs off just 72 balls in five games, to lay claims on an unprecedented and impressive strike rate of 198.61.
Blasting 11 sixes helped him achieve this, and encouraged even more fans to call him ‘The Big Show’.
Maxwell’s versatility was especially visible during the Stars’ second match, when they crushed the Sydney Sixers by 77 runs. He hit 37 off 18 – including three fours and two sixes – having already taken three wickets, a catch and a run out to help limit the Sixers to a total of 123.
Further afield, Maxwell enjoyed success with the Kings XI Punjab in this year’s Indian Premier League – where he was named the Player of the Tournament of IPL7.
Highlights included his incredible 90 runs off 38 balls against the Chennai Super Kings in the group stages, which his team excelled in, before heartbreak in the final.
Maxwell was the third highest run-getter in IPL 7 with 539 runs. He also boasted the most sixes of the tournament (36) and the second highest strike-rate (187.75), which should give him great confidence leading into BBL|04.
Maxwell was also a key member of Hampshire’s setup this year, he helped them reach the semi-finals of the NatWest T20 Blast competition. He shone across all formats for the English county side, sending records flying by scoring a limited-overs career best 146 against Lancashire to win the Royal London Cup.
The 26-year-old played for Australia during and after BBL|03 and helped his country to nine victories out of ten matches in both one-day and T20 formats.
He also represented Australia at the ICC T20 World Cup and had a quick-scoring innings against Pakistan, when he smashed six sixes and seven fours on his way to 74 off 33 balls.
On the domestic front he put in some fantastic performances in a number of four-day matches for the Victorian Bushrangers.
He scored 94 and 127 against New South Wales, and bowled 3/52 before hitting 119 runs against South Australia.
The miracle man is fresh from a match-winning performance in Abu Dhabi in October.
Pakistan needed just two runs from the final over off six deliveries with two wickets in hand. But Maxwell took two final over wickets to pull off a remarkable win.
Earmarked as one of the most crucial players to the Stars line-up, he is contracted with the Stars until BBL|05.
He is one of Australia's emerging Stars, his all-round skills are already attracting huge interest