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Glenn Donald McGrath

Glenn Donald McGrath is a former Australian cricket player and a part time Cricket Commentator for Channel Nine's Cricket coverage. 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.

Known throughout his career for maintaining a remarkably accurate line and length, McGrath's consistency enabled him to be one of the most economical and dangerous fast bowlers of his time. McGrath holds the world record for the highest number of Test wickets by a fast bowler and is fourth on the all-time list, with the top three wicket takers Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne, and Anil Kumble all being spin bowlers.

He has also taken the sixth highest number of One Day International wickets, and holds the record for the most wickets in the Cricket World Cup. 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. McGrath later played for the Indian Premier League team of the Delhi DareDevils, and was one of the tournaments' most economical bowlers during its first season, but he saw no action in the second season, ultimately having his contract bought out.
Full name Glenn Donald McGrath
Born 9 February 1970 (age 44) Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
Nickname Pigeon, Millard, Kuly, Ooh Ah
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
National side Australia
Test debut 12 November 1993 v New Zealand
Last Test 2 January 2007 v England
ODI debut 9 December 1993 v South Africa
Last ODI 28 April 2007 v Sri Lanka ODI shirt no. 11


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