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Glenn Maxwell’s Unstoppable Double Century Steers Australia to Victory in Cricket World Cup 2023.

Glenn Maxwell pummeled an unbeaten double century as Australia beat Afghanistan by three wickets in the Cricket World Cup 2023.

 

Maxwell celebration after a double century in the ICC World Cup 2023
Maxwell celebration after a double century in the ICC World Cup 2023

Glenn Maxwell created a hair-raising execution to direct Australia to a splendid rebound over Afghanistan in the Cricket World Cup 2023 in Mumbai on Tuesday. The all-rounder conquered early mishaps and spasms to stay unbeaten on 201 of 128 conveyances. It was the primary two-fold ton for the veteran Australian cricketer, and, surprisingly, back fits couldn’t stop his touchy batting at the Wankhede Arena. Maxwell looked dominant against the Afghanistan bowling assault as he pummeled 21 fours and 10 sixes. With the Aussies losing 7 wickets for 91, it seemed as though Afghanistan were on course to a gigantic success, but he had different plans. He sewed together a noteworthy 202-run stand with Pat Cummins to secure the success.

Maxwell injured in the ICC World Cup 2023/AUS vs. AFG
Maxwell injured in the ICC World Cup 2023/AUS vs. AFG

It was likewise the most noteworthy individual score in a run-pursue in World Cup history, outperforming Fakhar Zaman’s 193 against South Africa in Johannesburg in 2021.

The extraordinary twofold century was the first by an Australian in ODIs, accordingly making it the most noteworthy individual score by an Australian in the 50-over design. The past best was Shane Watson’s unbeaten 185 in 2011 against Bangladesh in Mirpur.

Maxwell joined with captain Pat Cummins, who loaned him phenomenal help from the opposite end, for a 202-run organization. This was the greatest representation of the seventh wicket underneath in ODIs, easily beating the past best stand of 177 between Jos buttler and Adil Rashid in 2015 against Britain in Birmingham.

The thump was likewise the second-quickest twofold hundred in ODIs, barely behind India’s Ishan kishan 126-ball twofold ton the last year against Bangladesh in Chattogram.

Past the records, the thump was the most amazing presentation of human versatility and coarseness you can at any point see and showed why Aussies are realized in the game circles for their never-say-bite the dust mentality.

With the Sehwag-esque ability to enthrall as well as exasperate, Glenn Maxwell has blurred the line between copybook and agricultural, pulling off unorthodoxy with ease and fluency. His cricketing journey is a fascinating one, marked by breathtaking moments and a knack for surprising both fans and foes.

Maxwell’s Unconventional Style: A Captain’s Nightmare

Maxwell with the World Cup trophy of 2015 World Cup.
Maxwell with the World Cup trophy of 2015 World Cup.

Maxwell is known for his unconventional style on the cricket field, which can only be described as unorthodox. He rose through the ranks in a conventional fashion, but it was when he was just 22 years old that he grabbed the cricketing world’s attention. In the Ryobi Cup, he clubbed his way to the fastest fifty in domestic one-day history, catapulting himself into the spotlight. His violent performances in the emerging players tournament left a lasting impression, with scores like 59 off 23 against India and a staggering 110 off 52 against South Africa.

These performances earned Maxwell an ODI and T20I debut for Australia, thanks to his consistent displays on the domestic circuit. Although he had some good all-round outings, he remained a fringe player and couldn’t cement his spot in the side. However, his excellent domestic form and useful performances in international cricket earned him a place in the squad for the 2012 World T20 in Sri Lanka.

Maxwell’s Roller Coaster Ride in International Cricket

Maxwell continued to impress in the limited-overs format, and finally, he was handed the coveted Baggy Green for the second Test against India at Hyderabad in 2013. Though he didn’t make a significant impact with the bat, he showcased his skills with the ball, taking four wickets in an innings. Subsequently, he was dropped for the third Test in Mohali, where Xavier Doherty was given an opportunity. After Australia lost the Mohali Test, Maxwell was given another chance in the final Test in Delhi, but once again, he failed to make an impression with the bat and was subsequently dropped.

Maxwell in the IPL auction.
Maxwell in the IPL auction.

In the IPL, however, Maxwell was a sensation. Having signed with the Mumbai Indians for $1 million, he became the talk of the town. Later, he was transferred to Kings XI Punjab, where he struck top form immediately, scoring seven fifties in the tournament, including three in the nineties. Maxwell became a nightmare for the captains in the IPL, consistently finding the boundary ropes with ease.

Maxwell’s Rise as a Limited-Overs Sensation

Today, Maxwell is a mainstay in Australia’s limited-overs side, playing the role of the quintessential bits-and-pieces cricketer. He had a dip in form towards the end of 2014 but was retained for the 2015 World Cup, and he didn’t disappoint. Maxwell’s contributions were substantial, scoring 324 runs in the World Cup at an average of 64.80 and an unprecedented strike rate of 182. He continued to torment Sri Lanka, particularly with his incredible 145 off 65 balls in a T20I at Pallekele, the second-highest score of all time in T20Is.

Ups and Downs in Maxwell’s Career

Maxwell in Test Matchjersy/IND vs. AUS
Maxwell in Test Matchjersy/IND vs. AUS

Maxwell had his ups and downs in first-class cricket, but his standout performances in limited-overs cricket kept him in the spotlight. He made a comeback to Test cricket in 2017 and scored a patient maiden Test century in Ranchi, securing a draw for Australia. However, with his inconsistent form, he was dropped from tests again. His ability to consistently do what he did in the Ranchi Test remained a question, as he often relied on hitting his way out of trouble.

Maxwell’s Enduring Impact

Despite the ups and downs, Maxwell remains a threat in the shorter forms of the game. In the BBL, he’s been prolific, and his impact has extended beyond Australia’s borders. His versatility and unpredictability make him a valuable asset for any team. Despite suffering setbacks due to injury, he played a crucial role in Australia’s victories in the 2021 and 2022 T20 World Cups. Now, as he makes a comeback from injury, Maxwell is named in Australia’s 2023 Cricket World Cup squad, proving that his unique brand of cricket continues to be an asset for his team.

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