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Maxwell's numbers don't add up

AAP logoAAP 6/12/2016 Steve Larkin

CRUNCHING THE NUMBERS TO SEE WHAT FORMAT OF THE GAME GLENN MAXWELL IS BEST SUITED TO.

* ODIs

Fringe selection. Maxwell has played 67 one-day internationals, averages 33.26. One century. Taken 45 wickets at 38.15, economy rate 5.52.

On the bowling side, Maxwell's stocks have diminished with SA leggie Adam Zampa emerging a genuine wicket-taker as first-choice spinner.

* T20s

Automatic inclusion. Maxwell's 36 international T20s have returned a batting average of 29.35, strike-rate 167. And he's taken 17 wickets at 33.82.

Maxwell's versatility in the batting line-up, big shots and power hitting are tuned for T20 cricket.

Signed for Indian Premier League Kings XI Punjab on a $1.4 million deal; mainstay of Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League.

* TESTS

Tell him he's dreaming. Three tests, average 13.33. Didn't fare well in away games to India and Pakistan, the last of them in November 2014.

As a batter in first-class cricket, averages 39.92 with only five tons.

Bowling-wise, Maxwell has only 56 wickets from 46 first-class matches.

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