Glenn Maxwell
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Updated: 26 October 2023

Glenn Maxwell Broke The Record Of The Fastest ODI WC Century. On October 25, 2023, history was made in the ODI World Cup as Glenn Maxwell delivered an astonishing performance that will be remembered for years to come. During the match against the Netherlands in the heart of New Delhi at Arun Jaitley stadium, Maxwell streaked his way to the fastest century ever witnessed in the tournament, achieving this remarkable accomplishment in just 40 balls against the Netherlands.

Maxwell’s innings was nothing short of sheer destruction, featuring an outstanding total of 8 sixes and 9 fours. His extraordinary show of power and accuracy left fans in shock.

Before Maxwell’s record-breaking century, Recently the title for the fastest World Cup hundred belonged to South Africa’s Aiden Markram. Markram had achieved this feat with a 49-ball century against Sri Lanka at the same venue, adding to the list of tremendous performances in the tournament.

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Maxwell’s Role in Australia’s Victory

Maxwell’s century played a pivotal role in Australia’s convincing victory over the Netherlands, marking a perfect conclusion to an unforgettable tournament for the Australian batsman. Moreover, while Maxwell had shown good form throughout the competition, he undoubtedly earmarked his finest performance for the grand finale.

Legacy Of Glenn Maxwell 

Maxwell’s century stands as proof of his remarkable talent and his knack for scoring runs at a quick pace. As one of the most electrifying batsmen globally, his performance in the ODI World Cup final will undoubtedly leave a lasting legacy for years to come.

Records in ODI Century History

Glenn Maxwell’s 40-ball century against the Netherlands ranks among the fastest in ODI history, with only three centuries achieved in fewer deliveries. AB de Villiers holds the record for the fastest century in the format, taking just 31 balls against the West Indies in 2015. Then this is followed by Corey Anderson, who managed a century in 36 balls against the West Indies, and Shahid Afridi’s remarkable 37-ball century against Sri Lanka.

ODI Statistics Of Glenn Maxwell 

Glenn Maxwell stands out as one of the most thrilling all-rounders on the global cricket stage, extraordinary skills are reflected in his 8th-place ranking in the ICC Men’s ODI All-Rounder Rankings. Although, He maintains a raw batting talent, serves as a valuable bowler, and excels as a fielder.

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Known for his aggressive batting style, Glenn Maxwell is a formidable big hitter, effortlessly clearing the boundary. He combines his power with excellent running between the wickets. However, In the ODI format, he maintains an average of 33.73 and an amazing strike rate of 125.40. His remarkable ODI record includes 3 centuries and 23 half-centuries.

Australia’s Position in the ICC World Cup 2023

Australia currently holds the fourth position on the points table, having accumulated 6 points with three wins and two losses. Moreover, their net run rate stands at an impressive 1.142. While they remain in the running for a spot in the semi-finals, their path to advance requires winning at least three more matches.