[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. However, the Aussie picked just one … [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. Perennial batting bunny Glenn McGrath achieved his career-best score and then some against New Zealand in 2004, hammering 61 at the Gabba "[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. February 9, 1970, Dubbo, New South Wales, Major teams Australia, Delhi Daredevils, ICC World XI, Middlesex, New South Wales, Worcestershire, Education Narromine Primary; Narromine High School. [41] Their daughter was born in September 2015. [51], He was named as a bowler in Australia's "greatest ever ODI team. 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. Like Ambrose was for the West Indies, so too McGrath was the greatest Australian of his time. 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. [21] His spell of 3-18 against South Africa was named as the fifth-best ODI bowling performance of the year by ESPNCricinfo voters. [28], His uncomplicated method and natural physical fitness were significant factors in the longevity of McGrath's career. McGrath's straightforward style however belied a deeply aggressive and competitive streak, something which is present in most players on this list of great fast bowlers. The comparison makes sense. [10] He was inducted into the ICC Hall of fame in January 2013. 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. [45][46] McGrath had earlier told Australian Shooter magazine that "I’m keen to get into trophy hunting, no animal in particular, but a big safari in Africa would be great. I didn't feel the slightest sense of sadness about retiring. Before the 2005 Ashes series he predicted a 5–0 whitewash for Australia, and even said that if England won the Ashes he would return to Australia by boat, but England prevailed 2–1. 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 Parthiv Patel lauded former India fast bowler Javagal Srinath and said Srinath was underrated and compared his bowling with Glenn McGrath. Glenn McGrath was a key bowler for Australia and was known throughout his career for maintaining accurate line and length in bowling. Fast bowling legend Glenn McGrath predicts that the absence of Virat Kohli will leave an impact on the upcoming India-Australia Test series. 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. This time, all he is willing to concede is that "Australia have a slight advantage." 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. The young Glenn McGrath was described by Mike Whitney as "thin - but Ambrose-thin, not Bruce Reid-thin". Get Glenn McGrathCricket rankings info, individual records, photos, videos, stats, and all about Glenn McGrath Glenn and Jane met at a Hong Kong nightclub called "Joe Bananas" in 1995, and married in 2001. McGrath capped his rapid rise in the next Australian summer with selection in the Test team after only eight first-class matches. McGrath feels that a quality batsman like Rohit can step up in Kohli's absence against the Tim Paine-led side. This time, all he is willing to concede is that "Australia have a slight advantage." 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. 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. Perception can be enormous. 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. Glenn McGrathCricket Player Profile from Australia at NDTV Sports. [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). [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. [31] His captain, Steve Waugh, described the famous catch as "a miracle" and "one of the great catches in history". [24] His team shirt bore the name "Pidge", short for his nickname "Pigeon". [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. 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 took 4–29 in the second innings and was named man of the match in a comprehensive Australian victory. 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. Glenn Donald McGrath AM (/məˈɡrɑː/; born 9 February 1970) is an Australian former international cricketer who played international cricket for 14 years. 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. [14], McGrath's Test debut was against New Zealand at Perth in 1993–1994. 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. [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 has great mental strength. 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. It made the West Indies sit back and think, 'This Australian team is fair dinkum—they're really up for it.' 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 then missed the fourth Test at Trent Bridge, which England won by three wickets, with an elbow injury. Both quicks were pencil thin and mean as snakes. [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. Glenn McGrath loves to make series predictions. [43] Photographs of McGrath appeared on the website of Chipitani Safaris, a game park, showing him crouched beside what looked to be a dead buffalo, two hyenas and the tusks of an elephant. 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. [citation needed], There was an incredible sense of emotion and elation as I walked around the Sydney Cricket Ground with my team-mates, holding hands with my children, James and Holly. 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. Yet, this phenomenal Australian too has been fascinated and inspired by some exceptional fast bowlers. Teams Australia, ICC World XI, Sachin's Blasters, Delhi Daredevils, New South Wales, Australia, Middlesex, Worcestershire. Born Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia. Batting style: Right-hand bat. He was awarded the Allan Border Medal and the Men's Test Player of the Year by CA in 2000. [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). If you can give off the right signals to (a) bluffing them or (b) showing them what you're all about. 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. 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. Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium. 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. 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. They had two children, James and Holly. McGrath, at that stage of his career, showed them what he was 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. Glenn McGrath loves to make series predictions. 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. Read about Glenn McGrath's Profile, Latest News, Articles, Career updates only on ESPNcricinfo.com. 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. Ambrose, Walsh, Kenny Benjamin had never been treated like that before. His body language and the way he looked at their batsman — the wry smile — it sent a signal to the batsman and his own team-mates that he knew what he was doing.[15]. He was one of the economic as well as dangerous fast bowler at his time. McGrath is the director of MRF Pace Foundation, Chennai, replacing Dennis Lillee, who served for 25 years. They married at home in Cronulla on 18 November 2010. 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). Glenn McGrath’s place in the pantheon of pace bowling legends is at the acme. 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) Wicketkeeper No. Glenn McGrath had a list of star bolwers who shared dressing room with him in that all-time greatest Australian team. -- Mark Taylor and Ian Healy commentary in the opening stages of McGrath's career best 61 run innings.[32]. 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. 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. 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. McGrath played for Worcestershire in the 2000 English County Championship, proving both successful on the field and popular with the county's supporters. On 26 January 2008 (Australia Day) Glenn and Jane McGrath were both made Members of the Order of Australia. 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Glenn McGrath Biography - Get Glenn McGrath full profile with all the records, quotes and latest news. 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. Born 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 early 21st century. 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. In 2004, he became the first Australian fast bowler to play 100 Tests. [44] He subsequently expressed his regret. [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. McGrath’s Personal Information:: Glenn Donald McGrath (born on 9February, 1970 in Dubbo, New South Wales), nicknamed “ pidge ” is a former Australian cricket player league team of Delhi Dare Devils. 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. [40] In April 2011 McGrath put his home on the market for $6 million. [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. 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 Donald McGrath went on to be a superb character off the field post his retirement. McGrath later played for the Indian Premier League team of the Delhi DareDevils and was one of the competition's most economical bowlers during its first season,[8] but he saw no action in the second season, ultimately having his contract bought out. Mark Taylor: Average of 6.5 from McGrath and that has grown throughout his career. 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. [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]. 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 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. 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