Voted for by the on-field umpires, Maxwell finished with 18 votes for the season after scoring 379 runs, averaging 31.58. He also took 7 wickets during the tournament.
Sydney Sixers opening batsman Josh Phillipe won the award polling 22 votes with the Thunder’s Alex Hales (20) and Perth’s Jhye Richardson (19) finishing second and third. In total, nine Melbourne Stars players polled votes in the award.
Spinner Adam Zampa finished with 12 votes while Marcus Stoinis and Nick Larkin tied on 11 votes.
Liam Hatcher polled six votes in his first season at the club while the West Indian combination of Andre Fletcher and Nicholas Pooran polled 9 votes between them.
Melbourne Stars votes:
Glenn Maxwell – 18
Adam Zampa – 12
Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin – 11
Liam Hatcher – 6
Nathan Coulter-Nile – 5
Andre Fletcher – 5
Nicholas Pooran – 4
Hilton Cartwright – 2