Glenn McGrath      

Full name Glenn Donald McGrath

Born February 9, 1970, Dubbo, New South Wales

Current age 44 years 235 days

Major teams Australia, Delhi Daredevils, ICC World XI, Middlesex, New South Wales, Worcestershire

Nickname Pigeon, Millard

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Height 1.95 m

Education Narromine Primary; Narromine High School

Glenn Donald McGrath
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 124 138 51 641 61 7.36 1570 40.82 0 1 51 1 38 0
ODIs 250 68 38 115 11 3.83 236 48.72 0 0 7 0 37 0
T20Is 2 1 0 5 5 5.00 12 41.66 0 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 189 193 67 977 61 7.75 0 2 54 0
List A 305 80 43 124 11 3.35 270 45.92 0 0 48 0
Twenty20 19 5 2 9 5 3.00 18 50.00 0 0 1 0 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 124 243 29248 12186 563 8/24 10/27 21.64 2.49 51.9 28 29 3
ODIs 250 248 12970 8391 381 7/15 7/15 22.02 3.88 34.0 9 7 0
T20Is 2 2 48 79 5 3/31 3/31 15.80 9.87 9.6 0 0 0
First-class 189 41759 17414 835 8/24 20.85 2.50 50.0 42 7
List A 305 15808 10004 463 7/15 7/15 21.60 3.79 34.1 15 7 0
Twenty20 19 19 432 492 20 4/29 4/29 24.60 6.83 21.6 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v New Zealand at Perth, Nov 12-16, 1993 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 2-5, 2007 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v South Africa at Melbourne, Dec 9, 1993 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v Sri Lanka at Bridgetown, Apr 28, 2007 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 17, 2005 scorecard
Last T20I England v Australia at Southampton, Jun 13, 2005 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1992/93
Last First-class Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 2-5, 2007 scorecard
List A debut 1992/93
Last List A Australia v Sri Lanka at Bridgetown, Apr 28, 2007 scorecard
Twenty20 debut New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 17, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Daredevils at Bangalore, Oct 17, 2009 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3/18 ACA XI v Aust XI Brisbane 22 Nov 2009 Other T20
0/25 Daredevils v RCB Bangalore 17 Oct 2009 T20
2/20 Daredevils v Wayamba Delhi 11 Oct 2009 T20
0/38, 4* Daredevils v Royals Mumbai 30 May 2008 T20
0/39 Daredevils v Mum Indians Delhi 24 May 2008 T20
2/15 Daredevils v RCB Bangalore 19 May 2008 T20
1/18 Daredevils v Kings XI Delhi 17 May 2008 T20
2/42 Daredevils v Chargers Delhi 15 May 2008 T20
0/22, 0* Daredevils v KKR Kolkata 13 May 2008 T20
0/12 Daredevils v Royals Jaipur 11 May 2008 T20
Profile

The young Glenn McGrath was described by Mike Whitney as "thin - but Ambrose-thin, not Bruce Reid-thin". Much later, Mike Atherton compared McGrath to Ambrose on a vaster scale. Catapulted from the outback of New South Wales into Test cricket to replace Merv Hughes in 1993, McGrath became the greatest Australian fast bowler of his time. He went on to beat Courtney Walsh's 519 wickets in the 2005 Super Test to become the leading wicket-taker among fast bowlers and his claim to the title of Australia's greatest fast man is contested only by Dennis Lillee. His obituary was prepared a few times - he was doubted after coming back in 2004 from ankle surgery and there were similar fears following a long lay-off to care for his wife two years later - but he wrote his own farewells. He retired from Tests at the SCG - his home ground - after Australia whitewashed England 5-0 in the 2006-07 Ashes and was adjudged the Man of the Tournament during Australia's successful World Cup campaign in 2007, his final one-day appearance.

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Jan 5, 2014

Michael Clarke hands his pink cap to Glenn McGrath, Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 3rd day, January 5, 2014

Michael Clarke hands his pink cap to Glenn McGrath

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Jan 1, 2014

The Australian squad in their baggy pinks with Glenn McGrath, Sydney, January 1, 2014

The Australian squad in their baggy pinks with Glenn McGrath

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Jul 31, 2013

Glenn McGrath poses with a wax statue of himself at Madame Tussauds , Sydney, July 31, 2013

Glenn McGrath poses with a wax statue of himself at Madame Tussauds

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1998

Wisden Australia Cricketer of the Year 1999

Allan Border Medal 2000

Test Player of the Year - 2000

One-Day International Player of the Year - 2001

Wisden Australia Cricketer of the Year 2005-06

Member of the Order of Australia, Jan 2008

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Semi-Final: KKR v Hurricanes at Hyderabad (Deccan) - Oct 2
KKR won by 7 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
5th Youth ODI: S Lanka U19 v Aust U19 at Colombo (PSS)
Oct 3, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
NSW v South Aust at Brisbane
Oct 4, 2014 (09:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 19:30 EDT | 18:30 CDT | 16:30 PDT)
Queensland v Victoria at Brisbane
Oct 4, 2014 (09:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 19:30 EDT | 18:30 CDT | 16:30 PDT)
6th Youth ODI: S Lanka U19 v Aust U19 at Colombo (SSC)
Oct 4, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
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