Home > News >

Glenn McGrath to be inducted into Australian Hall of Fame

Glenn McGrath

Glenn McGrath played 124 Tests and has taken 563 wickets. He played 250 ODIs and taken 381 wickets © Getty Images

Melbourne: Feb 3, 2013

Former fast bowlers Glenn McGrath and Charlie Turner will be inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame at this year’s Allan Border Medal ceremony on Monday at Mlebourne.

ACHoF chairman David Crow on Sunday, said McGrath and Turner were the selection committee’s unanimous choice for induction this year.

“Glenn McGrath and Charlie Turner were each the outstanding Australian fast bowler of their era. Despite careers more than a century apart, they had much in common,” said Crow.

“Tall, right-arm fast bowlers, both men hailed from country New South Wales. Their superb records demonstrate the dominance each had over opposition batsmen over a prolonged period.”

Thrust into Test cricket in 1993 with limited first-class experience, McGrath became the greatest Australian fast bowler of his generation.

In a 14-year Test career spanning 124 matches, McGrath’s 563 wickets at 21.64 is the highest tally by a fast bowler and fourth-highest of all-time, behind Shane Warne, Muttiah Muralitharan and Anil Kumble.

His unrelenting accuracy and immaculate length also posed problems for batsmen in limited-overs internationals, with his 381 wickets the sixth-highest in history.

In the 2007 World Cup, McGrath’s swansong for Australia, he took a record 26 wickets and was named Man of the Tournament.

Winner of the Allan Border Medal (2000) and named Wisden Cricketer of the Year (1998), McGrath was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in December last year. .McGrath said he was delighted to be inducted into the ACHoF and will fly from India, where he is currently working as a coach for the MRF Pace Academy, to attend the ceremony.

“I grew up in the country, watching and loving cricket from a young age, and the thought of playing for Australia was a dream. To achieve that, to be lucky enough to play for as long as I did and now to be inducted in the Hall of Fame, is a huge honour.

“To be featured alongside some of my heroes growing up guys like Dennis Lillee, Rod Marsh and the Chappells is pretty amazing, too.

“I am proud to be inducted alongside Charlie Turner. I didn’t know a great deal about him, but when I found out that we were being inducted together, I did a bit of homework.”

Turner was a formidable opponent, possessing a rhythmic run and a square-on action at the point of delivery, took 6/15 on Test debut at Sydney in 1887, helping dismiss England for 45, which remains the lowest total by England against Australia.

In 17 Test matches between 1887 and 1895 — all against England — Turner took 101 wickets at 16.53, the best average by an Australian bowler with more than 100 wickets.

Among Australians, Alan Davidson (186 wickets at 20.53) and McGrath (563 wickets at 21.64) are his nearest rivals.

Turner reached 50 Test wickets in a record six matches.

In 1887-88, Turner became the first bowler to take 100 wickets in an Australian first-class season, a record that stands even today. He took almost 1000 wickets in a first-class career of almost 20 years.

India tour of England 2014

Sep 2, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Birmingham

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Sep 2, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Sep 4, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

India tour of England 2014

Sep 5, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Leeds

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Sep 5, 2014 (19:30 IST)   at Kingstown, St Vincent

More

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 31, 2014  at Harare

Zimbabwe won by 3 wkts

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 30, 2014  at Dambulla

SL won by 7 wkts (D/L method)

India tour of England 2014

Aug 30, 2014  at Nottingham

India won by 6 wkts

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 29, 2014  at Harare

South Africa won by 61 runs

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 27, 2014  at Harare

South Africa won by 7 wkts

Photos

Australia vs Zimbabwe, ODI tri-series at Harare

Videos

Misbah disppointed with Pakistan's performance

India vs England Live Cricket score, 4th ODI at Edgbaston: Fifty for Moeen Ali

Australia vs South Africa Live Cricket Score, Zimbabwe Tri Series 2014 Match 5 at Harare: Australia set a target of 283

India vs England 2014, 4th ODI at Edgbaston: Key Battles

Ishant Sharma: 10 facts you need to know about the towering Indian paceman

India vs England 4th ODI at Birmingham: England likely XI

Australia Australia and South Africa in Zimbabwe 2014 Australia vs Zimbabwe England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Pakistan South Africa Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Triangular Series 2014 Zimbabwe vs Australia

Zimbabwe Triangular Series 2014: Australia vs South Africa, 5th ODI at Harare: South Africa lose openers early

India vs England 2014, 4th ODI at Edgbaston: Moeen Ali gets fifty

India vs England 2014, 4th ODI at Edgbaston: Jos Buttler dismissed by Mohammed Shami

Mitchell Marsh records highest strike rate in an ODI innings for Australia against South Africa

India vs England 2014, 4th ODI at Edgbaston: Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler aim fightback

Mitchell Marsh records highest strike rate in an ODI innings for Australia against South Africa

N Srinivasan faces a two-month wait as Mudgal commission prepares final report

Norman Gordon passes away at 103

Australia vs South Africa, 4th ODI at Harare: Key Clashes

Tom Groube: First New Zealand-born cricketer to play a Test

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

626 Posts | 7 Fans

Videos highlights of Serey Die crying during Ivory Coast's national anthem in FIFA World Cup 2014 match

Xiaomi Redmi 1S second sale scheduled for September 9 while first batch gets delivered on September 16

Diya Aur Baati Hum: Anas Rashid and Dipika Singh celebrate as their show completes 3 years

Yoga to deal with anxiety disorders

सोने के वक्त मोबाइल अपने तकिये के पास क्यों नहीं रखना चाहिए ?

NASA building traffic control system for drones

Aagadu Bhelpuri song teaser: Mahesh Babu and Tamannaah sizzle together!

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here