[21] His spell of 3-18 against South Africa was named as the fifth-best ODI bowling performance of the year by ESPNCricinfo voters. [32] Nevertheless, McGrath was, for the duration of his career, regarded as a batting 'bunny', although he pushed his average above 7.00 runs/dismissal by the end of his career. He also tended to engage in sledging of opposition batsmen and teams, though it didn't always pay off. In the later years of his career he developed as a swing bowler. He has great mental strength. He was a fast-medium pace bowler and is considered one of the greatest bowlers in cricketing history, and a leading contributor to Australia's domination of world cricket from the mid-1990s to the mid 2000s. Playing role: Bowler. [4] He has also taken the seventh-highest number of one day international wickets (381) and holds the record for most wickets (71) in the Cricket World Cup. Batting Style Right-hand bat. [5] McGrath announced his retirement from Test cricket on 23 December 2006,[6] with his Test career coming to an end after the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney in January 2007, while the 2007 World Cup, which marked the end of his one-day career, saw him win the man-of-the-tournament award for his outstanding bowling, which was instrumental in Australia winning the tournament.[7]. 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. McGrath, at that stage of his career, showed them what he was all about. Full Name Glenn Donald McGrath. [44] He subsequently expressed his regret. In McGrath's biography, Ricky Ponting is quoted as saying:.mw-parser-output .templatequote{overflow:hidden;margin:1em 0;padding:0 40px}.mw-parser-output .templatequote .templatequotecite{line-height:1.5em;text-align:left;padding-left:1.6em;margin-top:0}, I remember thinking Glenn's decision to take on the West Indies bowlers sent out a positive message to the West Indies that the Australian side was really up for it. In a fan poll conducted by the CA in 2017, he was named in the country's best Ashes XI in the last 40 years. The 2009 IPL was played in South Africa owing to safety concerns but McGrath was used only to increase the bench strength of the Delhi Daredevils for whole of the tournament; in spite of being the most economic bowler for Delhi in the previous season, he did not play a single match. McGrath took 4–29 in the second innings and was named man of the match in a comprehensive Australian victory. In 14 first-class games he took 80 wickets at 13.21, including an outstanding innings return of 8–41 against Northamptonshire, as well as making his first-ever first-class half-century (55 against Nottinghamshire). [51], He was named as a bowler in Australia's "greatest ever ODI team. In 2004, he became the first Australian fast bowler to play 100 Tests. McGrath is the director of MRF Pace Foundation, Chennai, replacing Dennis Lillee, who served for 25 years. [11], McGrath was born in Dubbo to Beverly and Kevin McGrath. For his performances in 2006, he was named in the World Test XI by ICC[18][circular reference]. In the later years of his career he developed as a swing bowler. [28], His uncomplicated method and natural physical fitness were significant factors in the longevity of McGrath's career. Towards the end of his international career McGrath, while not scoring many runs himself, became rather more difficult for opposing bowlers to dismiss, being dismissed only once during the 2005 Ashes series. Yet, this phenomenal Australian too has been fascinated and inspired by some exceptional fast bowlers. Jane McGrath died, aged 42, on 22 June 2008 from complications following cancer surgery. He then missed the fourth Test at Trent Bridge, which England won by three wickets, with an elbow injury. He was awarded the Allan Border Medal and the Men's Test Player of the Year by CA in 2000. On the other hand, he targeted Michael Vaughan prior to the 2002/03 Ashes series in Australia, with Vaughan going on to score three centuries at an average greater than 60. The hard work eventually paid off in Tests, when he made 61, then the third-highest score by a No. However, this did not dissuade him from making a similar 5–0 prediction for the next Ashes series, in Australia in 2006/07, which turned out to be true. [13] He moved to Sydney to play grade cricket for Sutherland and made his debut for NSW during the 1992–93 season. Mark Taylor: Average of 6.5 from McGrath and that has grown throughout his career. Glenn McGrath Biography - Get Glenn McGrath full profile with all the records, quotes and latest news. [60], McGrath holds the record for dismissing the most batsmen for ducks in Test cricket (104).[61]. [14], McGrath's Test debut was against New Zealand at Perth in 1993–1994. McGrath's bowling was not of express pace. Batting style: Right-hand bat. [2][3], Known throughout his career for maintaining an accurate line and length, McGrath displayed a consistency that enabled him to be one of the most economical and successful fast bowlers of his time. Since 2007, the third day of the first Test held in Sydney Cricket Ground is named Jane McGrath Day, even if the day is washed out. 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[16][circular reference]. [citation needed], McGrath was honoured during the seventh annual Bradman Awards in Sydney on 1 November 2012. [39], In 2001, McGrath was one of just twenty-one Australian athletes inducted into the Australian Institute of Sport Best of the Best list.[50]. Stuart Broad joins elite company after 500th Test scalp, The ultimate Test XI to beat Steve Waugh's side in Australia, Readers recommend - Curated tweets by ESPNcricinfo, Australia v New Zealand at Perth, Nov 12-16, 1993, Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 2-5, 2007, Australia v South Africa at Melbourne, Dec 9, 1993, Australia v Sri Lanka at Bridgetown, Apr 28, 2007, New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 17, 2005, England v Australia at Southampton, Jun 13, 2005, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Daredevils at Bengaluru, Oct 17, 2009. The comparison makes sense. McGrath returned for the final Test at The Oval but he and the rest of the Australian team were unable to force a result and the match was drawn, giving England the series win. [9] He currently serves as president of the McGrath Foundation, a breast cancer support and education charity he founded with his deceased first wife, Jane. This happened as planned, and he followed this with the dismissal of captain Jimmy Adams to complete a memorable hat-trick. [26][27] His height (195 cm), combined with a high arm action, allowed him to extract extra bounce, which often surprised batsmen. Glenn McGrath – Former Australian International Cricket Player . They married at home in Cronulla on 18 November 2010. In the first World Cricket Tsunami Appeal charity match, he was promoted to bat at number 6 ahead of specialist batsmen Stephen Fleming and Matthew Hayden, but was dismissed first ball trying to slog Muttiah Muralitharan. Australia great Glenn McGrath believes Rohit Sharma is a quality batsman and the upcoming Border-Gavaskar series is a great chance for the India opener to step up in the absence of Virat Kohli. McGrath was named a Member of the Order of Australia on 26 January (Australia Day) in 2008 for "service to cricket as a player", and along with his wife for "service to the community through the establishment of the McGrath Foundation. [51] He was also awarded the Men's ODI Player of the Year in 2001. [17], For his performances in 2005, he was named in the World Test XI by ICC[18][circular reference]. During the first Test at Lord's in the 2005 Ashes series McGrath became the fourth bowler in history to take 500 Test wickets with the dismissal of Marcus Trescothick. McGrath feels that a quality batsman like Rohit can step up in Kohli's absence against the Tim Paine-led side. "[52] In 2008 McGrath was named the NSW Australian of the Year. McGrath, G D - Test Cricket, profile, statistical overview, batting graphs, bowling graphs, performances by ground, performances by opponent, performances by year, performances by series, performances by batting position, analysis of dismissals, list of innings, partnership records, man of match awards Only in his occasional fits of ill-temper did he fail himself. McGrath played for Worcestershire in the 2000 English County Championship, proving both successful on the field and popular with the county's supporters. [citation needed] McGrath took 21 wickets in the series at an average of 23.90, and scored 10 runs and took a catch in what would be his final test series. 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. McGrath was not known as a competent outfielder but he had a strong and accurate throwing arm; while not known for his athleticism, he took an exceptional outfield catch on one memorable occasion in 2002 at the Adelaide Oval against England, dismissing English batsman Michael Vaughan from the bowling of Shane Warne, running many metres before leaping into the air and catching the ball with arms outstretched and body horizontal. After losing his wife to breast cancer, he started raising money and spreading awareness about the disease through the McGrath Foundation which was started in 2005 after Jane's initial diagnosis. I knew I'd reached the end; my body told me that. Glenn McGrath This 'X-factor' gives Australia edge over India according to the legendary Glenn McGrath. [29] In the first innings of the ICC Super Series Test match in 2005, McGrath passed Courtney Walsh to become the greatest wicket-taker among fast bowlers in Test history.[30]. Rather, he relied on unerring accuracy and subtle seam movement, which he derived from his high wrist action and lengthy follow-through. The young Glenn McGrath was described by Mike Whitney as "thin - but Ambrose-thin, not Bruce Reid-thin". At the beginning of the Frank Worrell series against the West Indies he stated in interviews before the match that he would dismiss Sherwin Campbell for his 299th wicket, then remove star batsman Brian Lara for his 300th wicket the very next ball. [49] As of April 2016, the McGrath Foundation has placed 110 McGrath Breast Care Nurses around Australia, who have helped support more than 33,000 Australian families. Bowling Style Right-arm fast-medium. Style of bowling . 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. Glenn McGrath. "[47], In 2002 Glenn and Jane founded the McGrath Foundation, a breast cancer support and education charity in Australia, which raises money to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia and increase breast cancer awareness in young women. However, he believes that Australia have a slight edge over the Indians going into the Border-Gavaskar series. That said, McGrath believes India will be buoyed by their series win in 2018-19 and can fight fire with fire because of their bowlers. On 23 December 2006, McGrath announced his retirement from Tests. He gained off-cut and bounce, specialised in the opposition's biggest wickets - especially Atherton's and Brian Lara's - and he was unafraid to back himself publicly in these key duels. His last Test was the fifth Ashes Test against England in Sydney in January 2007,[20] where he took a wicket with the last ball of his Test career. They had two children, James and Holly. [39], Glenn McGrath met Sara Leonardi, an interior designer, during the 2009 Indian Premier League. [57], McGrath was twice involved in tenth wicket partnerships which added 100 runs or more, a record matched only by New Zealand batsman Nathan Astle. He was a fast-medium pace bowler and is considered one of the greatest Australian international bowlers of all time,[1] and a leading contributor to Australia's domination of world cricket from the mid-1990s to the late-2000s. McGrath trod on a cricket ball and injured his ankle the morning before the start of the second Test at Edgbaston and was unable to play in the match, in which England amassed 407 runs in one day against the McGrath-less bowling attack to win by two runs. Three months later, at Nagpur, he became the first fast bowler to play 100 matches in the baggy green, and his greatness was further confirmed when knocking down the brittle Pakistanis at Perth with 8 for 24, the second-best figures by an Australian. [16][circular reference][23], McGrath was signed by the Delhi DareDevils for the first season of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket competition in 2008, for a sum of US$350,000 (INR 1.4 crore). McGrath's injury problems are seen as a key factor in England regaining the Ashes, as their victories came in matches in which he was absent. Glenn McGrath, throughout his career, has been compared to West Indies great, Curtly Ambrose. Born Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia. 11, against New Zealand in 2004-05. Glenn McGrath was a key bowler for Australia and was known throughout his career for maintaining accurate line and length in bowling. He rewrote the World Cup record-books in 2003 with 7 for 15 against the outclassed Namibians, on his way to adding another winner's medal to a bulging collection. Glenn Donald McGrath went on to be a superb character off the field post his retirement. BCCI's Selection Committee had decided to rest Rohit Sharma for ODI and T20I series to regain full fitness but included him in India's Test squad for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The targeting of opposition batsmen was generally successful; he dismissed Mike Atherton of England 19 times – the most times any batsman has been dismissed by one bowler in cricket history. 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. With a contribution of 11 runs in the first innings of the MCG 2005 Boxing Day Test versus South Africa Full Scorecard of Australia vs South Africa 2nd Test 2005 - Score Report | ESPNcricinfo.com, he stood his ground for 53 deliveries, helping Michael Hussey push the Australian tail to a record tenth-wicket stand against South Africa of 107 runs. [12] He grew up in Narromine, New South Wales (NSW), where he first played cricket, and his potential was spotted by Doug Walters. Glenn McGrath, with the cherry, could’ve been a robot, programmed to run up, exactly the same way and pitch the ball exactly at the same spot. Glenn McGrath was born in Dubbo, New South Wales (NSW) but, he grew up in Narromine, New South Wales. He was born to Beverly and Kevin McGrath. This time, all he is willing to concede is that "Australia have a slight advantage." [31] His captain, Steve Waugh, described the famous catch as "a miracle" and "one of the great catches in history". An ankle injury threatened to derail his quest for 500 Test wickets, but after briefly contemplating retirement he bounced back with yet another five-wicket haul against Sri Lanka at Darwin in July 2004. Rather, he relied on unerring accuracy and subtle seam movement, which he derived from his high wrist action and lengthy follow-through. His height (195 cm), combined with a high arm action, allowed him to extract extra bounce, which often surprised batsmen. [40] In April 2011 McGrath put his home on the market for $6 million. [42], In 2015 McGrath received widespread criticism when it was revealed he had killed a variety of animals during a hunting safari in South Africa. Teams Australia, ICC World XI, Sachin's Blasters, Delhi Daredevils, New South Wales, Australia, Middlesex, Worcestershire. The following summer was also painfully disrupted with the recurrence of his wife Jane's cancer, which called for immediate treatment and McGrath's full attention. This time, all he is willing to concede is that "Australia have a slight advantage." Bowling style: Right-arm fast medium. On 26 January 2008 (Australia Day) Glenn and Jane McGrath were both made Members of the Order of Australia. Glenn McGrathCricket Player Profile from Australia at NDTV Sports. For his performances in 2005, he was named in the World ODI XI by the ICC. This wicket was also the start of a productive spell of 5–2 that led to England being bowled out for 155. He targeted Andrew Strauss in the 2005 series in England, who went on to score two centuries. Much later, Mike Atherton compared McGrath to Ambrose on a vaster scale. Height 1.95 m . Wicketkeeper No. [48] Following the death of Jane in June 2008, Glenn accepted the voluntary role of Chairman of the Board of the McGrath Foundation, and he participates in many activities in support of the Foundation to ensure the fulfilment of its vision. Perhaps it's just part of bowling quick. Glenn McGrath - Australia legend Umesh Yadav’s got raw pace, Mohammed Shami has great control and swings the ball both ways and Bumrah is just class. He was a batting rabbit who applied himself so intently that while playing for Worcestershire he won a bet with an Australian team-mate by scoring a fifty. 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Glenn McGrath loves to make series predictions. It made the West Indies sit back and think, 'This Australian team is fair dinkum—they're really up for it.' Young fast bowlers aiming for the McGrath line-and-length method should watch the Glenn McGrath Bowling Masterclass to pick up some tips. McGrath's batting prowess, in the early phases of his career, was poor; in fact, he scored first-ball ducks (zero runs) on both his Test[33] and One-Day International[34] debuts, and his batting average hovered below 4 for the first few years of his career. He deliberately (and publicly) targeted the opposition's best batsmen prior to a series in an attempt to distract them, a ploy that regularly worked. The legendary Aussie pacer Glenn McGrath was speaking about Australia's upcoming home series against India. Glenn McGrath is right up there with Wasim Akram in my list of once in a generation bowlers. McGrath … Both quicks were pencil thin and mean as snakes. Fast bowling legend Glenn McGrath predicts that the absence of Virat Kohli will leave an impact on the upcoming India-Australia Test series. Glenn's first wife, Jane Louise (née Steele), was born in the United Kingdom and had worked as a flight attendant before their marriage. Glenn McGrath loves to make series predictions. Having taken a break from cricket since April 2006, McGrath used the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy to reclaim his spot in Australia's Test XI. McGrath capped his rapid rise in the next Australian summer with selection in the Test team after only eight first-class matches. His final score in that innings was 61, sharing a last wicket stand of 114 with Jason Gillespie (54*) to hilarity and the acclaim of their team-mates. To help make this website better, to improve and personalize your experience and for advertising purposes, are you happy to accept cookies and other technologies. Probably a style of bowling he did not enjoy the most. Glenn McGrath’s place in the pantheon of pace bowling legends is at the acme. [59], After his dismissal for a duck in the fourth test of the 2006–2007 Ashes series, McGrath claimed the record of having scored more ducks in Test cricket than any other Australian cricketer (35 – one more than Shane Warne). They gave nothing away. [49], McGrath was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2011, and the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in January 2013. [58], At the time of his retirement, McGrath's 7 for 15 against Namibia were the best bowling figures in a World Cup match, and the second-best in all ODIs. [24] His team shirt bore the name "Pidge", short for his nickname "Pigeon". Australia hosted England in the 2006-07 Ashes series and regained the Ashes, beating England 5–0, only the second 5–0 series whitewash in Ashes history (the first time was by the Australian team during the 1920–1921 Ashes Series, and the later 2013–14 Ashes series). McGrath announced his retirement from Test cricket on 23 December 2006, with his Test career coming to an end after the fifth Ashes test in Sydney in January 2007, whilst the 2007 World Cup marked the end of his one-day career, in which he won the man of the tournament award for his outstanding bowling which was instrumental in Australia winning the tournament. [10] He was inducted into the ICC Hall of fame in January 2013. He took a six-wicket haul in his comeback innings in the first test at the Gabba to set the tone for the rest of the series, with Australia winning back the Ashes in a record-breaking 15 days of play. He retired from all forms of international cricket following the successful 2007 Cricket World Cup, at which he became the leading wicket taker in the history of the World Cup, while also being the tournament's top wicket taker with 26 and being named player of the tournament. [56], A statue of McGrath by artist Brett "Mon" Garling was installed at McGrath's home town of Narromine in 2009. When asked about the other premier batsman the home side can target in Kohli's absence, the pace bowling great opined that the three Test matches will serve as a great opportunity for star players to stamp their authority. Full name: Glenn Donald McGrath Date of birth: 9 February 1970 (age 47) Place of birth: Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia Nickname: Pigeon, Millard, Kuly, Ooh Ah Height: 196 cm (6 ft 5 in) Batting style: Right-handed Bowling style: Right arm fast-medium Role: Bowler Spouse: Jane Louise (m. 2001), Sara Leonardi (m. 2010) Glenn Donald McGrath AM (/məˈɡrɑː/; born 9 February 1970) is an Australian former international cricketer who played international cricket for 14 years. Glenn McGrath had a list of star bolwers who shared dressing room with him in that all-time greatest Australian team. "[55] I was personally intrigued by this question. Australian legend Glenn McGrath has heaped praise on the Indian pace bowling battery and said that India has the ability to push the Aussies to the deep end this summer. Age 50y 221d. [41] Their daughter was born in September 2015. I didn't feel the slightest sense of sadness about retiring. -- Mark Taylor and Ian Healy commentary in the opening stages of McGrath's career best 61 run innings.[32]. Glenn Donald McGrath AM (born 9 February 1970) is an Australian former international cricketer, who played all formats of the game for fourteen years. In Australia's 1995 Test series victory McGrath took the approach of bouncing the West Indies team, including the bowlers, which had not happened before. Date of Birth 9 Feb 1970. India vs Australia: T Natarajan is the find of this tour for India, very impressed with him, says Glenn McGrath Australia legend Glenn McGrath, considered to be one of the best bowlers ever, praised T Natarajan and said that he definitely had to be the find of the tour for India. Years of patient tutelage from captain and friend Steve Waugh improved this aspect of his game to the point where he scored a Test half-century, which came on 20 November 2004 against New Zealand Full Scorecard of Australia vs New Zealand 1st Test 2004 - Score Report | ESPNcricinfo.com at the Gabba. In terms of total career wickets taken, McGrath is the second most successful fast bowler of all time behind James Anderson and is fifth on the all-time list, with the top three wicket takers Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne and Anil Kumble all spin bowlers. He also played a few games for Middlesex in 2004; although accurate, he could manage only nine wickets in four first-class appearances for the county. Adept at picking his moments, he chose the first day at Lord's to reach 500 and his subsequent ankle and arm injuries were crucial to Australia losing the Ashes in 2005. He finished his career as the most successful Test fast bowler and third-highest Test wicket taker. If you can give off the right signals to (a) bluffing them or (b) showing them what you're all about. He also held the record for the most wickets in an edition of the World Cup (26 in 2007) until this was broken by Mitchell Starc in 2019. Parthiv Patel lauded former India fast bowler Javagal Srinath and said Srinath was underrated and compared his bowling with Glenn McGrath. He pulled out of the VB Series finals as well as tours to South Africa and Bangladesh, but he made an emphatic comeback that culminated in him taking a record 26 wickets in the 2007 World Cup. Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium. Javagal Srinath was the leader of the pack of India’s fast bowling during his career. [25], McGrath's bowling was not of express pace. And even more importantly, I'd realised that those special moments I was missing in the life and times of my family were too great ... the moments had become weeks at a time, and I didn't like it.[19]. McGrath's USP was an unremitting off-stump line and an immaculate length. Cricinfo staff February 2008, Chetan Sakariya is all smiles with Glenn McGrath at the MRF Pace Academy, Jason Behrendorff poses with Glenn McGrath after receiving his ODI cap, Nathan Lyon and the Australian team present Glenn McGrath with a pink cap, Wisden Australia Cricketer of the Year 1999, One-Day International Player of the Year - 2001, Wisden Australia Cricketer of the Year 2005-06, Member of the Order of Australia, Jan 2008. McGrath was regarded as one of the best fast bowlers in the world and has had success against every opposition team, in both Test and one-day cricket. 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