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Glenn McGrath

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast medium
Played for:
Australia, ICC World XI, Delhi Daredevils, New South Wales
Roles played:
Bowler
Home country:
Australia
Born:
February 09, 1970, Dubbo, New South Wales

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.


Fast Facts

  • Glenn McGrath was Australia’s Test as well as ODI Player of the Year in 2000 and 2001 respectively.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 124 138 641 51 7.36 40.82 0 1 61
ODI 250 68 115 38 3.83 48.72 0 0 11
T20 2 1 5 0 5 41.66 0 0 5
IPL 14 3 4 2 4 80 0 0 4*
CLT20 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 124 243 29248 12186 563 8/24 / 21.64 2.49 28 29 3 399
ODI 250 248 12970 8391 381 7/15 / 22.02 3.88 9 7 0 314
T20 2 2 48 79 5 3/31 / 15.8 9.87 0 0 0 1
IPL 14 14 324 357 12 4/29 / 29.75 6.61 1 0 0 5
CLT20 2 2 36 45 2 2/20 / 22.5 7.5 0 0 0 1
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 38 0 3
ODI 37 0 7
T20 1 0 1
IPL 2 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
1993-2007
 
ODI:
1993-2007
 
T20:
2005-2005
 
IPL:
2008-2008
 
CLT20:
2009-2009
Test
Debut:
Australia Vs New Zealand at W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth - Western Australia - Nov 12, 1993
Last played:
Australia Vs England at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney - Jan 02, 2007
ODI
Debut:
Australia Vs South Africa at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne - Victoria - Dec 09, 1993
Last played:
Australia Vs Sri Lanka at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown - Barbados - Apr 28, 2007
T20
Debut:
Australia Vs New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland - Feb 17, 2005
Last played:
Australia Vs England at The Rose Bowl, Southampton - Jun 13, 2005
IPL
Debut:
Delhi Daredevils Vs Rajasthan Royals at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Apr 19, 2008
Last played:
Delhi Daredevils Vs Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (Bombay) - May 30, 2008
CLT20
Debut:
Delhi Daredevils Vs Wayamba Elevens at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Oct 11, 2009
Last played:
Delhi Daredevils Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore - Karnataka - Oct 17, 2009
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