January 2, 2013
Former Australian fast bowler Glenn Mcgrath is to be inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame.
McGrath took 563 Test match wickets, which is more than any other fast bowler to have played the game. McGrath, 42, retired from International cricket in 2007 after Australia beat England 5-0 with his last Test match at the SCG.
The fast bowler from New South Wales made his debut for his country in 1993, and his career spanned 15 years, playing 124 Test matches. McGrath’s 563 wickets came at an average of just 21.64.
McGrath was also part of three World Cup winning teams that dominated both forms of the game in the 1990’s and 2000’s. With Shane Warne in the same side, it became very tough for opposition batmen, against two of the greatest bowlers that have ever lived.
West Indies batsman Brian Lara and England all-rounder Enid Bakewell are the other inductees.
The Scoop 02/01/13