Glenn McGrath

  • T20 could shorten a fast bowler's life: McGrath September 6, 2012

    Australian fast-bowling great Glenn McGrath has cautioned against the heavy workload facing today’s fast bowler while putting the onus on individuals to cope with the pressures of the modern era. The former international was in Chennai earlier this week to take over from Dennis Lillee as director of the MRF...
  • Fast bowling attitude has changed in India: Lillee September 6, 2012

    Former MRF Pace Foundation director Denis Lillee talks about how fast bowling has changed in India during his 25-year stay. His successor Glenn McGrath talks about the challenges ahead. ...
  • I was prepared to die on the pitch: Lillee September 3, 2012

    Australia's fast-bowling great Dennis Lillee, his country's third-highest Test wicket-taker with 355 wickets from 70 matches, was not just a speed demon but a single-minded, tough-as-nails one. He bowled in an era when fast bowling was exhilarating, sexy and macho – as well as the primary way to win Test...
  • McGrath succeeds Lillee at MRF Pace Foundation September 2, 2012

    Chennai: Former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath has taken over the role of Director at the MRF Pace Foundation from his countryman Dennis Lillee who served the organization with distinction for 25 years. "It's a great honour for me to work with the MRF Pace academy. I know it won't...
  • Clarke demands better from sliding Australia August 21, 2012

    Captain Michael Clarke is fed up with Australia's slide down cricket's world rankings and has demanded his team begin to turn things around during matches in the United Arab Emirates. "(It's up to us) to realise we sit fourth in the one-day rankings, third in the Test rankings and eighth or...
  • Indian bowlers have no strength: Ganguly August 10, 2012

    Kolkata: Coming down heavily on the current crop of Indian pacers, former captain Sourav Ganguly on Friday said that they lacked the "attitude" and "strength" to bowl fast. "Our bowlers have no strength. When Munaf Patel, Zaheer Khan arrived they had a lot of pace but gradually they dropped down. It's...
  • Focusing on Tests, Australia suffering in ODIs July 11, 2012

    It's an unfamiliar situation that Australia find themselves in at the moment. The team that was invincible in all forms of the game just some time back is now finding it hard to win matches consistently. A 4-0 drubbing at the hands of the arch-rivals England is the latest of...
  • McGrath, Donald candidates to replace Lillee June 26, 2012

    Chennai: Fast bowling greats Glenn McGrath, Allan Donald and Craig McDermott, among others, have been shortlisted as possible candidates to succeed Dennis Lillee as coaching director at the MRF Pace Foundation. "The management has not decided as of yet. They have shortlisted about four or five people like Glenn McGrath,...
  • Saker all praise for Anderson, Swann May 30, 2012

    Melbourne: England bowling coach David Saker has compared paceman James Anderson and spinner Graeme Swann to the legendary pair of Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne. Saker said when Anderson and Swann bowl in tandem it reminds him of the combination of Australian greats McGrath and Warne. Anderson and Swann so...
  • Pain can't stop Lee from 'Pigeon' chase February 20, 2012

    Sydney: Paceman Brett Lee said he intends to play through the pain barrier as he approaches Glenn McGrath's record as Australia's top one-day wicket-taker. Lee's season was written off a fortnight ago when he was ruled out for almost two months with a broken toe. But the 35-year-old express bowler...
  • Australia will beat India 4-0, says McGrath January 3, 2012

    Sydney: Pace legend Glenn McGrath foresees Australia whitewashing India 4-0 in the ongoing Test series as he feels the home team's pace bowling attack, especially the young James Pattinson, gives it a decisive edge over the visitors. "Yesterday, I said 3-0 but I stuffed up because I thought there were only...
  • Vinay Kumar looking to stick to the basics December 18, 2011

    Canberra: Indian seamer R Vinay Kumar doesn't want to dwell on too much on what his chances of making it to the playing XI for the first Test against Australia are, and would rather concentrate on sticking to the basics. Vinay and Abhimanyu Mithun will be in content_cnion for third seamer's...
  • McGrath set to mentor new breed of Oz pacers December 18, 2011

    Melbourne: Legendary Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath is ready to act as a mentor to help navigate Australia's new generation of pacemen, and his first words of advice will be to maintain the rage. After New Zealand humbled Australia in Hobart, McGrath - who favours being called in to address issues...
  • Umesh Yadav aims to be India's McGrath December 4, 2011

    Ahmedabad: Inspired by Australian fast bowling legend Glenn McGrath, the newest addition to the Indian pace attack, Umesh Yadav, wants to be a line and length specialist. "I like Glenn McGrath personally. In my life I will try that I get as close as possible to his bowling," Yadav said ahead...
  • Glenn McGrath's wife Jane dies of cancer at 42 June 23, 2008

    Sydney: Jane McGrath, the wife of former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath, died on Sunday aged 42 after a long battle with cancer, Cricket Australia announced. Jane died peacefully with her husband and their children by her side after her health had deteriorated in the past week following surgery in March. "It...
  • Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath's wife dies June 22, 2008

    Sydney: Australian fast bowling great Glenn McGrath's wife Jane passed away Sunday after a battle with breast cancer. Glenn - who recently spent weeks in India playing for Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League - and their two young children, James and Holly, were by her side when she...
  • McGrath ready to make a comeback August 25, 2006

    Sydney: Australia fast bowler Glenn McGrath is hoping to play not just in this year's Ashes series but the 2009 one in England as well. The 36-year-old has not represented his country since January but is feeling so fit that he is already looking beyond the five-Test Ashes series starting...