Maxwell wins ODI Player of the Year award

28 Jan 2016

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Glenn Maxwell capped off a stellar year with the bat and ball to be named One-Day International (ODI) Player of the Year.

In ODIs, Glenn Maxwell (28 votes) edged out Mitchell Starc (25 votes) and Mitchell Marsh (23 votes) for player-of-the-year honours. Throughout the voting period, the Victorian averaged 46 with the bat at a strike rate of 135.86 from 19 matches. During that time, he registered his maiden ODI hundred off just 51 balls against Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground during the ICC Cricket World Cup.

The 27 year-old said: “It is pretty exciting to win this award and it is pretty exciting to think about how much success we have had over the past 12 months.

“The (ICC Cricket) World Cup was something else, and to win this award in a year when we won a Cricket World Cup in our home country is an absolute honour. It is pretty special.”