Full Name Glenn McGrath
Born February 9, 1970
Dubbo, New South Wales
Age 47 Years, 5 Months, 13 Days
National Side Australia
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Right-arm fast medium
Teams Played Australia, ICC World XI, Worcestershire, Delhi, Middlesex, New South Wales, Sachins Blasters
Man of the Match Test - 11, ODI - 15, World Cup - 6, T20I - 0, IPL - 1, CL - 0,
Career Span [Test, 1993 - 2007], [ODI, 1993 - 2007], [World Cup, 1996 - 2007], [T20I, 2005], [IPL, 2008], [CL, 2009],

If Shane Warne had a slowish start to his career, Glenn McGrath began moderately, picking up six wickets in a series against New Zealand at more than 40 apiece. However, with Craig McDermott retiring from international cricket due to injuries, McGrath stepped into his big boots with consummate ease, and for more than a decade after that troubled the batsmen world over with his unerring accuracy and bounce from good length areas.

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Glenn McGrath Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 124 138 51 641 61 v NZ 0 1 51 1 7.36 40.82 38 0
ODI 250 68 38 115 11 v NZ 0 0 7 0 3.83 48.72 37 0
World Cup 39 4 3 3 3* v NZ 0 0 0 0 3.00 60.00 5 0
T20I 2 1 0 5 5 v ENG 0 0 0 0 5.00 41.66 1 0
IPL 14 3 2 4 4* v JAI 0 0 1 0 4.00 80.00 2 0
CL 2 0 0 - - 0 0 0 0 - 0.00 - -

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 243 4874.4 1471 12186 563 8/24 v PAK 47 29 21.64 2.49 51.95
ODI 248 2161.4 279 8391 381 7/15 v NAM 29 7 22.02 3.88 34.04
World Cup 39 325.5 42 1292 71 7/15 v NAM 9 2 18.19 3.96 27.53
T20I 2 8 0 79 5 3/31 v ENG 1 0 15.80 9.87 9.60
IPL 14 54 2 357 12 4/29 v BLR 0 0 29.75 6.61 27.00
CL 2 6 0 45 2 2/20 v WYB 0 0 22.50 7.50 18.00

Glenn McGrath Profile

If Shane Warne had a slowish start to his career, Glenn McGrath began moderately, picking up six wickets in a series against New Zealand at more than 40 apiece. However, with Craig McDermott retiring from international cricket due to injuries, McGrath stepped into his big boots with consummate ease, and for more than a decade after that troubled the batsmen world over with his unerring accuracy and bounce from good length areas.

It was his simple approach to the wicket, and a high arm action that helped McGrath derive the maximum anyone could, and also prevented him from having any serious injuries throughout his career, something that all fast bowlers face in their careers. However, McGrath’s greatness is not just restricted to his tally of wickets or the measly average, but his ability to psyche out opponents by targeting opposition batsmen before the match and following his words to the exact tee!

Michael Artherton can be safely named as the McGrath’s bunny, having been dismissed 19 times by the lanky fast bowler, however, as McGrath’s bowling averages of 21 and 22 in Tests and ODIs respectively show, not many batsmen world over have been able to collar the bowler on too many occasions. Small measure then, he has scalped a total of 944 international wickets. He ended his Test career as the third highest Test wicket-taker, but has been over taken since.

McGrath was then a regular feature in the Delhi Daredevils setup and represented the franchise for the first three editions, starting 2008.

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