Glenn Donald McGrath

Australia Glenn Donald McGrath

Plays for Australia
Age 47 years 258 days
Born February 9, 1970, Dubbo, New South Wales
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm fast-medium
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.
Major Teams Affiliated With
Australia Delhi Daredevils ICC World XI
Middlesex New South Wales Worcestershire

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 0 0 0 48 3.35 11 124 43 80 305
firstClass 2 0 0 54 7.75 61 977 67 193 189
T20Is 0 0 0 1 0 0 5.00 5 5 0 1 2
ODIs 0 0 0 37 0 7 3.83 11 115 38 68 250
tests 1 0 0 38 1 51 7.36 61 641 51 138 124

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 7 15 3.79 21.60 7/15 7/15 463 10004 15808 305
firstClass 7 42 2.50 20.85 8/24 835 17414 41759 189
T20Is 0 0 0 9.87 15.80 3/31 3/31 5 79 48 2 2
ODIs 0 7 9 3.88 22.02 7/15 7/15 381 8391 12970 248 250
tests 3 29 28 2.49 21.64 10/27 8/24 563 12186 29248 243 124
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