Glenn McGrath

McGrath, Perry to meet Prince William and Kate

Glenn-McGrath-Ellyse-PerrySydney, April 15 : Australian cricket legend Glenn McGrath and woman all-rounder Ellyse Perry will meet Prince William and Kate Middleton Wednesday in a special event at the Sydney Opera House here when the 2015 ICC World Cup and participating nations will be showcased.

The event will highlight the diversity of cricket as the royal couple will be greeted by children from the 14 participating nations and presented special indigenously painted cricket bats along with a baby 'baggy green' for their son Prince George.

Ashes will be hard fought: McGrath

Glenn-McGrathLondon, July 3 : Australia's legendary fast bowler Glenn McGrath feels the forthcoming Ashes will be hard fought unlike common perception.

McGrath feels the late appointment of his former team mate Darren Lehmann as the coach could kick-start a change in fortunes for Australia.

"when I was playing it was easy. But now I find it tough to make a prediction. I'm a very loyal, parochial Australian and I can never say we're going to lose a series. So I'm going to say it'll be a good, tough series," McGrath was quoted as saying by The Guardian.

McGrath inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

Glenn-McGrathSydney, Jan 4 : Former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath joined fellow 2012-13 inductees -- West Indian Brian Lara and England''s Enid Bakewell as members in the ICC Hall of Fame.

McGrath became the 68th male member in the ICC Hall of Fame during the lunch interval of the ongoing third Test between Australia and Sri Lanka here.

While Lara and Bakewell were inducted in September at the ICC Awards, McGrath was inducted at his home ground of the SCG by ICC President Alan Isaac, along with Cricket Australia chairman Wally Edwards in front of a large and appreciative crowd.

McGrath says Oz talent reserve good enough to replace retiring veterans

/Glenn-McGrathSydney, Jan 2 : Legendary fast bowler Glenn McGrath has claimed Australia's younger players are good enough to replace outgoing veterans like Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey, adding the nation is better equipped to handle their cricketing brain drain now than they were six years ago when a bunch of Test greats all retired at once.

With in-form veteran Hussey about to exit the scene and Ponting already gone, the Australians will be disturbingly short on experience heading into the big 2013 Ashes campaigns in England and at home, News. com. au reports.

McGrath to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

Glenn-McGrathDubai, Dec 31 :  The International Cricket Council (ICC) Monday announced that former Australia pace bowler Glenn McGrath will be inducted into its Cricket Hall of Fame Jan 4 during the lunch interval of the third Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Sydney.

McGrath becomes the 68th male member of the Hall of Fame and joins fellow 2012-13 inductees West Indian Brian Lara and England's Enid Bakewell in being recognised by the ICC and the living members of the Hall of Fame.

‘Pigeon’ McGrath still as miserly and deadly as in his hey-day

‘Pigeon’ McGrath still as miserly and deadly as in his hey-daySydney, Nov 23 : Former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath, once again displayed why he will always be one of the best during a Twenty20 charity match between the Australian Cricketers'' Association All-Stars and Australia.

McGrath''s marvellous figures of three wickets for 18 runs reminded fans of what the national team is missing and questions were being raised if Australia would have a better chance of winning the Twenty20 World Cup next year with his presence.

McGrath defends role with real estate firm

When the chips are down, Australians'' support you, says McGrathSydney, Nov 15: Former Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath has defended his role with a real estate firm that lured investors with allegedly misleading returns, where some investors have claimed that the returns have not eventuated and in others went backwards.

McGrath said that he felt for those families experiencing financial difficulty, but added that investors who had lost money with Real Estate Investors Network (REIN) had never approached him personally.

McGrath replaces injured Vettori in Champions League squad

Glenn McGrathNew Delhi, Oct 6 : Australian bowling great Glenn McGrath can be seen in action again. After failing to play in any of the matches in the second edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the summer, he is back in the Delhi Daredevils squad for the Champions League Twenty20.

McGrath replaces injured New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori who has stretched his hamstring before his team got on to the field in the Champions Trophy final against Australia Monday.

The 40-year-old New South Welshman, though included in the list of 20 probables, was not among the final 15-member squad.

When the chips are down, Australians'' support you, says McGrath

When the chips are down, Australians'' support you, says McGrathSydney, Aug. 27 : There have not been too many dark days in the life of former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath, but he says that in January of this year, six months after his wife Jane''s passing, was a particularly trying time.

He had been working hard on a McGrath Breast Cancer Foundation function that was take place during the final Test against South Africa, had two young children to look after, and it had been just six months since his wife Jane had died from breast cancer.

McGrath’s advice to Johnson: Keep it simple

Glenn-McGrathSydney, Aug. 27 : Former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath has told left-arm quick Mitchell Johnson not to overdo or over think things and keep things simple if he wants to reach his considerable potential as a Test match bowler.

McGrath, who has high hopes for Johnson and the other two members of Australia''s Ashes pace attack - Ben Hilfenhaus and Peter Siddle, feels Johnson''s potential, will be reached only through a clear head uncluttered by countless theories about his bowling technique.

McGrath urges Oz team to grin and bear crowd abuse

McGrath urges Oz team to grin and bear crowd abuseMelbourne, Aug 8 : Australian legend Glenn McGrath has advised skipper Ricky Ponting and his teammates to grin and bear the crowd abuse which is flaring during the Ashes.

McGrath insists Australia should try to have some fun with the crowd rather than antagonise them further.

Australia’s most successful fast bowler, who was regularly the target of crowd heckling in England, said Australian players risk even worse treatment if they try to fight fire with fire.

McGrath predicts 5-0 series whitewash for Australia

McGrath predicts 5-0 series whitewash for AustraliaSydney, July 7 : Former Australian star Glenn McGrath has predicted that the current Australian squad has the potential of cleaning out England 5-0 in the Ashes series which begins in Cardiff on Wednesday.

Though McGrath had made a similar prediction before the 2005 series, the retired pace great said he was impressed by Australia's Test series win in South African this year.

It''s new turf for mug punter Glenn McGrath

 It''s new turf for mug punter Glenn McGrathSydney, Mar. 20 : Glenn McGrath is an Australian cricket bowling legend but the word is he''s a mug punter extraordinaire.

The McGrath Foundation is hosting a lunch for 900 at the Sydney Turf Club''s big autumn racing carnival day at Rosehill Gardens, where Sydney Confidential will also share a marquee with Myer.

McGrath will captain a betting team against his former teammate, the more racing savvy Mark Waugh, in the TAB''s Pink Punting Purse event, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Attack on Lankan team justifies Oz decision to not tour Pak: McGrath

Melbourne, Mar 4 : Legendary fast-bowler Glenn McGrath has said it will be a long time before the Australian cricket team returns to Pakistan, adding that the attack on the Sri Lankan team justified Australia's decision not to tour Pakistan for over 10 years.

"We haven't toured there since 1998 ... what happened yesterday justifies that. I think it will be a long time before any cricket team or sporting team ventures back to that part of the world," he said.

"At the end of the day, we play cricket because we love it and we don't really want to risk our lives by doing it. I think it will be a long, long time before we get back there, unfortunately," the Daily Telegraph quoted him, as saying.

McGrath delighted to be among Australian of the Year gong nominees

McGrath delighted to be among Australian of the Year gong nomineesSydney, Jan. 25 : Former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath has described being a finalist for this year''s Australian of the Year as a "huge honour".

The NSW Australian of the Year said he was just trying to get through his life and make the most of it in the same way as anyone would.

"To be acknowledged in this way, it''s something very special. I''m sure there''s a lot of other people out there who probably deserve it more than me," Fox Sports quoted him, as saying.

McGrath says Warner needs experience before touring

McGrath says Warner needs experience before touringSydney, Jan. 16: Former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath believes that pocket rocket David Warner can eventually replace Matthew Hayden - but needs to be fast-tracked into the New South Wales Sheffield Shield level first.

The pace great endorsed Warner''s Australia limited overs selection but says the cavalier opener should cut his teeth with New South Wales in the Sheffield Shield before being seriously considered as a candidate for the forthcoming Test tour of South Africa.

SCG match, one of the most emotional for me: McGrath

Glenn McGrathSydney, Jan. 5 : It was also an emotional match for Australian cricket great Glenn McGrath.

He almost cried as fans turned pink in the fight against breast cancer, which claimed his wife Jane last year.

McGrath admitted he struggled to contain his emotions as he and children James, 9 and Holly, 7 made their way to the ground.

"The support has blown me away. I have had to really keep the emotions in check. Driving in yesterday was really tough. I got a bit emotional. Once I got in here, it wasn''t too bad," he said.

McGrath urges pace battery to get hostile

McGrath urges pace battery to get hostileSydney, Jan. 2: Former fast bowler Glenn McGrath has urged Australia to turn hostile.

McGrath insisted that new fast-bowling spearhead Mitchell Johnson must lead from the front with fire and brimstone.

"To be a fast bowler you have to have that aggression. It''s a naturally aggressive part of the game and if you are running in and bowling and smiling at batsmen when they hit you for fours, you''re not going to stay there for long. I was a shy country kid who showed a little bit of aggression now and then," news. com. au quoted McGrath, as saying.

McGrath says it’s premature to write off Brett Lee

Sydney, Dec 21: Former Australian fast-bowling great Glenn McGrath has described as "premature" the suggestion that pace spearhead Brett Lee is on the way out.

McGrath hailed the arrival of left-armer Mitchell Johnson as great news, saying he was disappointed Australia's new pace ace missed out on a nine-wicket haul in the first innings of the Test underway in Perth.

Lee has been heavily scrutinised since Australia's ill-fated tour of India and the findings haven't painted a bright picture, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

McGrath says Steyn will have to pass the ultimate test against Australia

McGrath says Steyn will have to pass the ultimate test against AustraliaSydney, Dec. 11 : South African fast bowler Dale Steyn may be ranked the fastest bowler in the world, but to certify that accolade, he will have to pass the ultimate test against world champions Australia, says former pace great Glenn McGrath.

Steyn has emerged as the world''s top-rated fast bowler in 2008 after a prolific year in which he became the fastest South African to 100 Test scalps and is the globe''s leading wicket-taker this year with 60 wickets.




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