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McGrath to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

New Delhi, 31 December 2012: Former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath will be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, announced International Cricket Council in a release today. McGrath will achieve this honour on 4 January 2013 during the lunch interval of the third Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Sydney.

He will become the 68th male member of the Hall of Fame. He will join Brian Lara, Enid Bakewell as the living members of the Hall of Fame to be inducted in 2012-13.

McGrath, who represented Australia in 124 Test matches between 1993 and 2007 claiming 563 Test wickets at an average of 21.64, and he is still taken more Test wickets than any other seam bowler currently in the game or retired.

He also 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 ICC Cricket World Cups – 1999, 2003 and 2007 and he still holds the record with the most wickets in ICC Cricket World Cup competitions, with 71 scalps and his figures of 7-15 against Namibia are the best in the competition's history.

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