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Glenn McGrath : A Standard

Written by F Mirza on June 13th, 2007   (463 views)

Great Glenn McGrath is the greatest bowler of all time. If you want to see the paragon of bowling, see Glenn’s spell bounding spell. His legendry and fantastic line-length bowling is considered as the climax of pefect bowling in the world of cricket. His magnificent record, his crunch performances, his resolve and determination, his solid composure, and his professional approach has earned him an exquisite stature, which will remain always brilliant in the history of cricket.

His full name is Glenn Donald McGrath. He was born on February 9, 1970 at Dubbo, New South Wales. He is also known by the nick names of Pigeon and Millard. He received his education from Narromine Primary; Narromine High School. Now he is above 37 years, but charges down at batsman like a bull. In his brilliant career, he has played for Australia, ICC World XI, Middlesex, New South Wales and Worcestershire.

He played his first test against New Zealand at Perth on Nov 12-16, 1993 and his last test against England at Sydney on Jan 2-5. He played his first one day international against South Africa on Dec 9, 1993 at Melbourne, and his last ODI against Srilanka at Bridgetown Apr 28, 2007. He played his first Twenty20 match against New Zealand at Auckland on Feb 17, 2005 and his last Twenty20 against England at Southampton Jun 13, 2005.

In his excellent career, he has received many awards, titles and medals. His most notables include;

1- Wisden Cricketer of the Year (1998)
2- Wisden Australia Cricketer of the Year (1999)
3- Allan Border Medal (2000)
4- Test Player of the Year - (2000)
5- One-Day International Player of the Year - (2001)
6- Wisden Australia Cricketer of the Year (2005-06)

This redoubtable pace man from Australia has an immaculate record. In 124 test matches, he has taken 563 runs with a strike rate of 51, and his economy remains an all time low of 2.49. In the one day internationals he has played 250 matches, and has taken 381 wickets with an economy of 3.88 with an average of 22. He also has a very impressive record in the first class and Twenty20 format of the game.

Glenn D. McGrath will always be remembered for his unremitting off-stump line and an immaculate length.


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