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Popular Australian cricket player: Craig John McDermott

by on November 8, 2012
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Famous player of Australian cricket team Craig John McDermott

Craig John McDermott is a former Australian cricket player and presently, is serving as a bowling coach for the team. Craig John McDermott, a daring and energetic player who entered the field with an attacking flair which made him a lead for the Australian cricket team in the late 1980s and early 1990s is remembered as a white painted-faced player who awed everyone with his vigorous pace.

McDermott made his debut in the very initial test matches of his career against West Indies by winning 30 wickets in the very first tour of the Ashes in 1985. He also played a strong and contributive role in winning the 1987 World Cup by taking 18 wickets in the entire series. When his rhythm was in smooth sync, McDermott was a sight to watch with his aggressive flamboyance and sharp approach. It was in 1991 when he outshined his bowling in the test series against England by 8/97.

It is true that this cricket player’s profile does not give him credit as a strong batter, he was still able to stay firm with the ground against fast bowling, this was evident from the key role that he played in 1991 and in 1994. His best analysis was 5/44 with 291 wickets from 70 innings and 203 one-day wickets.

Although Craig was a tail ender for Australian cricket team but he was aggressive with the bat too. He could play the ball with power and could face the fast bowling very easily. Craig John in two memorable test matches stood the ground till the end with his runs pouring in but Australians eventually lost both the tests. 

Recently, he has been announced as the new bowling coach of Australian cricket team by replacing Troy Cooley and the results can be seen in form of bowler like Mitchell Johnson who has been devastating for his opponents over the past couple of months. 

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