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McGrath targets Wasim Akram World Cup record

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glennPlaying his final tournament, Glenn McGrath has one remaining personal target.

The Australian fast bowler will try to edge closer to Wasim Akram’s record for most World Cup wickets when he takes on Scotland in a Group A match on Wednesday (today).

“‘Wassie,’ who I think is one of the best paceman of all time, is on top with 55 wickets,” McGrath said on Tuesday. “I’m 10 behind and it would be nice to get somewhere close to that, and maybe a couple in front, by the end of the tournament,” he added.

Pakistan paceman Wasim took 55 wickets in 38 World Cup matches. McGrath played 28 matches in his three previous World Cup campaigns, taking 45 wickets at an average of 20.77 and an economy rate of 3.81 per over.

McGrath, who has an Australian record 355 limited-overs international wickets, played against Scotland at the 1999 World Cup but knows little about Wednesday’s opponent _ other than the potential for a massive upset.

Source:The News

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