BirthdayFebruary 9, 1970
BirthplaceDubbo, Australia

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Glenn McGrath

    Full name: Glenn McGrath
    Also known as: Glenn Donald McGrath, McGrath, Glenn Donald, Glenn Donald Vanka McGrath
    Professions: Cricketer
    Religion: Christian
    Work: World Cup Player of the Series winner

  2. Glenn McGrath Measurements

    Height: 6' 5" (1.96 m)

  3. Glenn McGrath Known for

    Cricket and McGrath Foundation

  4. Glenn McGrath Biography

    Glenn Donald McGrath AM (/məˈɡrɑː/; born 9 February 1970 in Dubbo, New South Wales), nicknamed "Pigeon", 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, in which he won the man of the tournament award for his outstanding bowling which was instrumental in Australia winning the tournament. 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.McGrath is the director of MRF Pace Foundation, Chennai, replacing Dennis Lillee, who served for 25 years. He currently serves as the Co-Founder and President of the McGrath Foundation, a breast cancer support and education charity he founded with his deceased first wife, Jane.Glenn McGrath, along with Rahul Dravid, was honoured during the seventh annual Bradman Awards function in Sydney on November 1, 2012. He was inducted into ICC Hall of fame in January 2013.

  5. Glenn McGrath Family

    Spouse: Jane McGrath ; Sara Leonardi
    Childrens: Holly McGrath & James McGrath
    Parents: Beverly, Kevin McGrath

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