He moved to Sydney from his birthplace at New South Wales to play grade cricket for Sutherland and made his cricketing debut for New South Wales during the 1992–93 season. He was rushed back when not fully fit for the third Test at Old Trafford, where he earned another five-wicket haul in the second innings of a drawn game, batting in a last-wicket partnership with Brett Lee in the last hour of the Test to deny an English victory. 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. McGrath trod on a cricket ball and injured his ankle the morning before the start of the second Test at Edgbaston and was unable to play in the match, in which England amassed 407 runs in one day against the McGrath-less bowling attack to win by two runs. Glenn McGrath’s age is 50. McGrath was not known as a competent outfielder but he had a strong and accurate throwing arm; while not known for his athleticism, he took an exceptional outfield catch on one memorable occasion in 2002 at the Adelaide Oval against England, dismissing English batsman Michael Vaughan from the bowling of Shane Warne, running many metres before leaping into the air and catching the ball with arms outstretched and body horizontal. © 2020 Oview Digital. 9 Feb 1970. His wife was also awarded for her service to the community through the establishment of the McGrath Foundation. Glenn McGrath Biography - Get Glenn McGrath full profile with all the records, quotes and latest news. [26][27] His height (195 cm), combined with a high arm action, allowed him to extract extra bounce, which often surprised batsmen. Despite not possessing extreme speed, he was highly economical and successful due to his ability to consistently maintain an accurate line and length for long spells and he finished his career with 563 wickets in Test Matches and 381 in ODI matches. "[52] In 2008 McGrath was named the NSW Australian of the Year. Towards the end of his international career McGrath, while not scoring many runs himself, became rather more difficult for opposing bowlers to dismiss, being dismissed only once during the 2005 Ashes series. 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 ended up with 563 Test wickets, the second most for an Australian behind Shane Warne, and the most by an fast bowler in the history of the game. Like many famous people and celebrities, Glenn McGrath keeps his personal life private. In the later years of his career he developed as a swing bowler. They had two children, James and Holly. These hippie kids protested against the Vietnam War and participated in the civil rights movement. 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. Not renowned for his batting ability anyway, he scored a first-ball duck on both his Test debut and ODI debut games. [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. Glenn McGrath: Height, Weight & Body Stats. 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. The education details are not available at this time. Born. Glenn McGrath was born on the 9th of February, 1970. They are associated with a rejection of traditional values.

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