According to fresh news, pacer from Australia Glenn McGrath makes into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame during the third Test between Australia and Sri Lanka starting January 4 in Sydney.
The ICC statement said that the legendary cricketer will join Enid Bakewell and Brian Lara to be the 3rd inductee of 2012-13.
ICC statement said, “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 recognized by the ICC and the living members of the Hall of Fame.”
West Indies cricketer Brain Lara and England’s Enid Bakewell were inducted in September at the ICC Awards and now Australia Glenn McGrath will be inducted at the SCG.
Meanwhile, Glenn McGrath played 124 Test matches for Australia between 1993-2007 and took 563 Test wickets with an average of 21.64.
McGrath played 250 ODIs as well and took 381 wickets at an average of 22.02. He played for Australia during World Cup in 1999, 2003 and 2007. he holds the record of most wickets in World Cup with 71 wickets and his best figures are 7-15.
McGrath said, “I am honoured that the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame voting academy, which includes all the current living Hall of Famers, have nominated and voted me to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.”
He said, “I am very much looking forward to celebrating the occasion on 4 January with not only my friends and family, but all those at the SCG which is of course is like a second home to me.”