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Famous cricket player of Australia- Glenn McGrath

by on February 20, 2011
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Glenn McGrath

Regarded as one of the best bowlers not to have only come out of Australia but to have played the game, Glenn McGrath is a fantastic cricketer whose contributions to the game are phenomenal and bedazzling.

Born in Dubbo, NSW, Australia in 1970, the tall right-arm medium paced bowler made his one day international debut against South Africa in 1993. In a fantastic career that spanned over 14 years McGrath represented Australian cricket time in a total of 250 ODI matches where he got 383 wickets at an average which was probably the best ever at 22.02 . His best bowling figures came against Namibia in the 2003 Cricket World Cup where he got 7/15.

Glenn McGrath is probably one of the few lucky people who have played in finals of all the World Cups that he has been a part of. Not only was he victorious in three of the four finals that he played but Glenn McGrath holds the record for the highest wicket taker of all time in the world Cups. He has 71 wickets to his name from the 39 matches that he has played in the various editions and it was his exceptionally consistent bowling that not only lifted Australia to the status on invincibility at the turn of the century but kept them there for a pretty long time.

McGrath retired from the ODIs after a monumental 2007 Cricket World Cup where he was not only the highest wicket taker and part of the winning team, he was named man of the series which is indeed an accolade that every sportsman dreams off. Though his departure from the game is a big loss but the world thanks Glenn McGrath for the beautiful memories he has given us and helped in promoting the sport in so many parts of the world, he truly is a legend.

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