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Former Australian Cricketer Glenn McGrath to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

International/World Current Affairs 2012.Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath is going to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame during the third Test between Australia and Sri Lanka starting from 4 January2013 in Sydney...

Dec 31, 2012 17:02 IST

Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath is going to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame during the third Test between Australia and Sri Lanka starting from 4 January2013 in Sydney.

McGrath became the third inductee of the year 2012-13 to the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame and will join Enid Bakewell and Brian Lara to the list and also became the 68th male member of the Hall of Fame.

Lara and Bakewell were inducted in September 2012 at the ICC Awards; McGrath will be inducted at his home ground of the SCG. A fourth and final inductee of 2012-13 would be announced next summer.

A Brief Insight into Glenn McGrath’s Career

•  McGrath represented Australia in 124 Test matches between 1993 and 2007 and claimed 563 Test wickets at an average of 21.64.
•  He took more Test wickets than any other seam bowler currently in the game or retired.
•  Glenn McGrath represented Australia in 250 ODIs, claiming 381 wickets at an average of 22.02, and was part of the Australian side that won three successive World Cups — 1999, 2003 and 2007.
•  He still holds the record for most wickets in World Cup competitions, with 71 scalps and his figures of 7-15 against Namibia are the best in the competition’s history.