In 2011 when he was playing Australian domestic cricket, he set the record for the fastest 50, scoring it off just 19 deliveries. This was merely the first glimpse of the incredible talent that Maxwell possesses. He was then included in the ODI squad in August 2012 and played his first match against Afghanistan. In his second ODI against Pakistan, he contributed to the team’s victory by scoring an unbeaten 56.
Maxwell was included in the 2014 World T20 team. In his first match against Pakistan, he made 74 runs off just 33 deliveries, hitting 7 fours and 6 sixes. He was the second highest run scorer on the Australian side in the tournament.
Known to be aggressive and attentive on the field, Maxwell also has a good arm and aim to get the ball to the centre quickly and accurately. He has a number of catches to his name and is usually placed at busy positions on the field.
During his short run in international cricket he has already been awarded the title of the Man of the Match 5 times which includes a high score of 102 runs off just 52 balls in an ODI as well as taking 4 wickets while giving away just 46 runs. Normally the Man of the Match award is given to a player who excels either with the ball or with the bat. However in the case of Maxwell, most of his awards have been received for being the best both with the bat as well as the ball.
Written By : Rishabh Agarwal