Glenn Maxwell broke his leg in a freak accident and underwent surgery Sunday, selectors said. Check out his leg injury and broken leg here.

Glenn Maxwell : Leg | Broken leg | Leg injury | Stats

Maxwell is an Australian professional cricketer, who represents Australia national cricket team in One Day International and Twenty20 International formats of the game and has played Test cricket for Australia.

Glenn Maxwell : Leg | Broken leg | Leg injury | Stats

Personal information
Full name
Glenn James Maxwell
Born 14 October 1988 (age 34)  
Kew, Victoria, Australia
          Nickname          The Big Show, Maxi
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm off break
Role Batting all-rounder

Maxwell is an all-rounder who bats right handed and bowl off break. He represents Victoria and Melbourne Stars in Australian domestic cricket.

His professional cricketing career was launched when he started playing for Victoria in the Twenty20 Big Bash in 2010.

Known for his dramatic shot making and improvisation in the short form of the game, he scored 102 from 52 balls against Sri Lanka in the 2015 World Cup, the second fastest World Cup century to date.

He also scored an unbeaten 145* from 65 balls against Sri Lanka in 2016, the fourth highest score in Twenty20 Internationals.

Glenn Maxwell leg

Australia have suffered a massive blow ahead of their upcoming ODI series against England with news that star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell will be out indefinitely after breaking his leg on the weekend.

Glenn Maxwell : Leg | Broken leg | Leg injury | Stats

Maxwell broke his leg while celebrating the 50th birthday of a friend in Melbourne on Saturday night and is expected to be on the sidelines for an extended period.

Australia have a three-match ODI series at home that commences later this month and then travel to India in February for four Tests and three ODIs in February.

Australia selection chief George Bailey said a timeline on Maxwell’s recovery is likely to be revealed later this week

“Glenn is in good spirits It was an unfortunate accident and we feel for Glenn in the circumstances given he was in great touch in his last few games,” Bailey said.

“Glenn is a critical part of our white ball structure and we will continue to support him through his recovery and rehabilitation.”

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Seamer Sean Abbott has replaced Maxwell in Australia’s squad for the series against England.

Glenn Maxwell broken leg

Glenn Maxwell will be out of action for an extended period due to a broken leg, which he suffered at a birthday party in Melbourne on Saturday.

As per a report in ESPNCricinfo, the accident left the all-rounder with a fracture in his fibula, following which he also underwent a surgery.

The report mentioned that the accident occurred while Maxwell was running in a backyard with the person celebrating the birthday.

Glenn Maxwell : Leg | Broken leg | Leg injury | Stats

It was then Maxwell’s leg got trapped and he slipped. It is being reported that neither of the two were intoxicated.

For the time being, Maxwell has been ruled out of the upcoming ODI series between Australia and England. However, it is predicted that the all-rounder might miss the entire Big Bash League season.

Australia’s national selector George Bailey shared an update on the same and said Maxwell “is in good spirit”.

Leg injury 

Glenn Maxwell could miss the rest of the summer after breaking his leg in a freak accident at a 50th birthday party in Melbourne this weekend.

Maxwell has been ruled out of the Dettol ODI series against England beginning this week and will then undergo a lengthy rehabilitation after fracturing his left fibula on Saturday.

Glenn Maxwell : Leg | Broken leg | Leg injury | Stats

The 34-year-old underwent surgery on Sunday after he and the person celebrating the milestone were running in a backyard on Saturday evening.

Both slipped and fell, with Maxwell’s leg becoming trapped under the other person’s, understood to be a friend of Maxwell’s.

Neither were intoxicated and the other person is not believed to have sustained an injury.


Maxwell made his ODI debut for Australia against Afghanistan in a one-off One Day International in the United Arab Emirates in 2012. He scored 2 and took 0-21.

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Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I T20
Matches 7 127 98 377
Runs scored 339 3,482 2,159 8,451
Batting average 26.07 34.13 28.40 27.79
100s/50s 1/0 2/23 3/10 5/47
Top score 104 108 145* 154*
Balls bowled 462 3,236 865 3,316
Wickets 8 60 39 133
Bowling average 42.62 50.11 27.58 31.74
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 4/127 4/46 3/10 3/10
Catches/stumpings 5/— 79/– 41/— 183/–

Maxwell was picked in Australia’s squad to play in the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka. During press conference he said that, “I’m very confident I can perform now at this level. 

On 10 January 2013, he played his first ODI at home against Sri Lanka, being involved in two run outs off consecutive balls. He made 5 and 0-28. In other games against Sri Lankans he made 8 and 0-19, 9 and 0–6. The series drawn 2-2.

Maxwell was named in Australia’s 15 man Squad for 2014 ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. He had a great start to the tournament by making 74 off just 33 balls including 7 fours and 6 sixes against Pakistan in Australia’s First group stage match.

He finished the series as Australia’s second highest run scorer, making 147 at an average of 36.75 with a strike rate of 210.00. Australia again knocked out from the tournament very early.

By Rishabh

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