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  • World Cup 2015: The monumental rise in prize money March 22, 2015

    If cricket was a classic rock song, the World Cup would be its guitar solo - that bit which everyone looks forward to and remembers long after it's gone. Like the guitar solo sells the song, the World Cup is cricket's most salable asset. The 2015 World Cup will easily...
  • Glenn McGrath - from demolition job to coach job March 14, 2015

    Sydney: Glenn McGrath winces when you ask him about the last of the 944 international wickets he took, in fading light at the Kensington Oval in Barbados. "It was a rubbish full toss," he says. "Lucky for me that Russel Arnold hit it straight up in the air." McGrath was a...
  • Glenn McGrath unhappy with the quality of bowling in World Cup March 13, 2015

    Melbourne: Former Australian quickie Glenn McGrath is disappointed with the quality of pace bowling in the ongoing cricket World Cup and feels Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga and Australia's Mitchell Starc are the only two who have impressed him. "Apart from Malinga and Mitchell Starc I haven't seen many bowlers trying to...
  • Sorry for hunting expedition, Glenn McGrath finds surprise support February 23, 2015

    Glenn McGrath was a hero of three successful Australian World Cup campaigns (1999, 2003 and 2007), but in recent days his image has taken quite a battering with local newspapers revealing that he hunted big game in Africa in 2008. The news copies, complete with unflattering images of him posing...
  • I would not like to see kids sledging on field: Glenn McGrath January 20, 2015

    Brisbane: Former fast bowling great Glenn McGrath says playing with a passion was a must for cricketers but he would not appreciate if kids are involved in fiery on-field spats. In the ongoing India's tour of Australia, six separate incidents have been reported for poor player behaviour with David Warner being...
  • Steven Smith might be a bit more aggressive during 4th Test: Glenn McGrath January 3, 2015

    Sydney: Fast bowling great Glenn McGrath feels Australia captain Steven Smith's delayed declaration in the drawn third Test against India was a one-off call and he expects the young leader to continue the team's tradition of playing "hard" in the coming days. "We've been spoilt here in Australia with the attacking...
  • Shane Watson will return to form in Sydney: Glenn McGrath January 3, 2015

    Sydney: Australian fast bowling legend Glenn McGrath has backed Shane Watson and predicted a return to form for the struggling allrounder in the fourth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) beginning on Tuesday. Watson has endured an extended lean phase with the bat, failing to score a Test century in...
  • Hazlewood can easily join 200-wicket club, says McGrath December 19, 2014

    Brisbane: Pace legend Glenn McGrath has said Australia's latest fast bowling sensation, Josh Hazlewood, will join the country's exclusive 200-wicket club in due course of time. McGrath's comments came after the young pacer began his career in a sensational fashion, claiming five wickets for 68 runs, becoming the 33rd Australian to...
  • 'Penguins of Madagascar' review: The movie feels surprisingly underwhelming November 28, 2014

    Director: Eric Darnell, Simon J Smith Cast: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights Despite their sidekick status in the three Madagascar movies the quartet of wisecracking penguins became such stars by virtue of their comic antics, it was only a matter of time before some smart-alec studio executive came up with the...
  • Glenn McGrath was my nemesis, says Brian Lara November 21, 2014

    Sydney: West Indies batting legend Brian Lara on Thursday identified Glenn McGrath as his "nemesis" after being dismissed by the Australian pacer on several occasions during his playing days. "Yes, I can identify (Glenn) McGrath as being my nemesis. He got me out however many times," Lara was quoted as saying...
  • Glenn McGrath predicts another India whitewash in Australia November 20, 2014

    Glenn McGrath has no hesitation in declaring that India's tour of Australia is going to end in another "rabble" , saying that the tourists' hopes will meet the same fate as the last tour - a 4-0 Test series whitewash. "I have no issues with saying, I think it'll be 4-0,"...
  • BCCI signs fiveyear deal with MRF Pace Foundation September 2, 2014

    Chennai: The MRF Pace Foundation ON Tuesday inked an agreement with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) which will send pace bowlers with potential to the academy for training under former Australian great Glenn McGrath. The broad lines of the MOU includes a tieup between the pace foundation...
  • Indian pacers to train under Glenn McGrath September 2, 2014

    Indian pacer Varun Aaron has started his 10day training programme under Aussie legend McGrath at the MRF Pace Foundation as part of a tieup between the BCCI and company. ...
  • Varun Aaron to train under Glenn McGrath at MRF Pace Foundation September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: India's fastest bowler Varun Aaron has started his 10day training programme under Aussie legend Glenn McGrath at the MRF Pace Foundation as part of a tieup between the BCCI and company. The BCCI, in a strategic tieup with MRF, has announced a 10day camp for some of the talented...
  • Things pretty bad for India, lots of problems to solve: McGrath August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath feels that India will have a tough time during their upcoming tour of Australia at the end of this year after their disastrous show in England. "I think Indians are going to have a very tough time in Australia. Last time, when the two...
  • Ricky Ponting awarded MCC life membership April 4, 2014

    London: Ricky Ponting was awarded life membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) on Friday in a tribute to the Australian legend's illustrious career. Former Australia captain Ponting was given the honour after establishing himself as one of the best batsmen in the history of the sport by scoring over 26,000...
  • Glenn McGrath to train Indian pacers soon? February 1, 2014

    Former Australia pacer Glenn McGrath may work with the Indian pacers soon, according to a report in the Times of India. The MRF Pace Academy in Chennai, where McGrath is currently working as director, has submitted a proposal to the BCCI, which if accepted, will help the two bodies work in...
  • Make changes or lose series 50, Glenn McGrath warns England December 17, 2013

    Perth: England must make changes for the final two Tests or risk a 50 Ashes humiliation, former Australia fast bowler Glenn McGrath said as his country regained the urn on Tuesday. A 150run defeat, England's third heavy loss in succession, would have been even bigger had it not been for a...
  • McGrath hails Australia's 'mongrel' approach December 12, 2013

    Perth: Test great Glenn McGrath has hailed Australia's rediscovery of "bit of mongrel" in the Ashes series and said they were starting to resemble the top teams of the past. Australia are 20 up in the fivematch series against England and could take an unbeatable lead if they win the Perth...
  • Johnson must play in Ashes, says McGrath November 10, 2013

    Sydney: Test great Glenn McGrath says enigmatic paceman Mitchell Johnson must play in the Test series against England, believing he can be a big part in Australia recapturing the Ashes. The erratic leftarmer, who has been taunted by England's notoriously raucous Barmy Army fans in the past, is in line to...
  • BCCI approves strict anti-corruption measures for CLT20 September 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The BCCI in its working committee meeting on Sunday approved its interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya's suggestions for anti-corruption steps to be taken during the Champions League Twenty20 tournament to be played this month. BCCI working committee met in Chennai, where a number of these measures were discussed and...
  • Impressed by India's pace talent, says Glenn McGrath August 30, 2013

    Talking to CNN-IBN, the Aussie legend spoke about Ishwar Pandey's performance in South Africa and Virender Sehwag's future. ...
  • McGrath says Australia's batting cost them the Ashes August 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Australia pace bowler Glenn McGrath says the current Test team's inability to settle on a stable batting line-up has proved to be its downfall in the just completed Ashes series, won 3-0 by England. "Our bowlers have done well but we have struggled to find the right batting...
  • Warne slams Cook's tactics, McGrath hails England August 14, 2013

    London: Australia great Shane Warne maintained on Wednesday that England had won the Ashes in spite, rather than because, of Alastair Cook's overly defensive captaincy. England, who had already retained the Ashes, won the fourth Test at ChesterleStreet by 74 runs on Monday with more than a day to spare to...
  • Glenn McGrath to train Team India pacers? August 10, 2013

    BCCI and MRF Pace Foundation may soon be joining hands that could mean Team India pacers training under the legendary Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath, who recently replaced Dennis Lillee as the Director of MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai. According to a report in the Mumbai Mirror, a delegation from the...
  • McGrath's wax statue unveiled at Madame Tussauds Sydney August 1, 2013

    Sydney: Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath was ON Wednesday immortalised in wax with his lifesize statue becoming the newest addition to the worldfamous Madame Tussauds Museum here. McGrath was the winner of the Madame Tussauds Sydney Aussie Votes campaign where the Australian public was asked to cast their vote on which...
  • Australia at rock bottom, Lyon must get a chance: McGrath July 23, 2013

    Sydney: Australia have hit rock bottom with their defeat to England in the second Ashes Test and spinner Nathan Lyon must be recalled at the expense of Ashton Agar if they are to turn things around, according to fast bowling great Glenn McGrath. McGrath's traditional prediction of a 50 Ashes series...
  • Glenn McGrath predicts a hardfought Ashes in England July 3, 2013

    London: 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 teammate Darren Lehmann as the coach could kickstart a change in fortunes for Australia. "When I was playing, it was easy [to predict]. But now...