One of the new faces to appear on the Melbourne Stars list in BBL|02 is the highly regarded all-rounder, Glenn Maxwell. The right-handed batsman and off spinner – who is renowned for his spectacular fielding ability - has made the move to greener pastures after playing BBL|01 with the Renegades.
A multi-skilled player, Maxwell is a huge boost for the Stars. Since making his debut late 2010, Maxwell has played more than 30 domestic T20 matches and has taken his talents to the Delhi Daredevils in the IPL and the Hampshire Royals in the UK’s Friend Life T20 competition.
His form in the UK this year was particularly pleasing with ‘Maxi’ leading the way for Hampshire with the highest batting average (44.75), helping them to a berth in the T20 Champions League in South Africa. In one match against Kent, he smashed an unbeaten 66 runs from 32 balls in a display that oozed raw power, before following up with an electric fielding display to get his side over the line.
The 24-year-old's form didn't go unnoticed by National Selectors who rewarded him with selection in Australia's XI at the 2012 ICC World T20 in Sri Lanka. Many will remember Maxi from his special knock for Victoria in a Ryobi Cup match where he made the fastest half-century in Australian domestic one-day history, striking 61 from 27 balls to lead them to victory.
Born and bred in South Belgrave, he is a player of undisputed potential. He has been at the Centre of Excellence in recent years and was also man of the tournament at the Hong Kong Sixes in late 2010. A regular at Beaconsfield, Le Pines and Ringwood golf courses, Glenn loves a hit when he’s not showcasing his amazing cricket skills around the world.