Glenn McGrath joins Fairfax Radio cricket commentary team

Fairfax Radio Network’s commentary team of cricket legends and experts will be expanded this year to welcome Glenn McGrath, who will join the team along with former Australian fast bowler Carl Rackemann.

McGrath, widely considered as one of the greatest bowlers in cricket history, holds the world record for the highest number of Test wickets (563) by a fast bowler and is fourth on the all time list behind spinners Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619).

Among his many achievements, McGrath also holds the record for the most wickets in the Cricket World Cup (71 from 39 matches).

He marked the end of his one day career at the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies, where he won the Player of the Series award for his outstanding bowling, which was instrumental in Australia’s win.

He was inducted into ICC Hall of Fame in January 2013. Rackemann, who made his Fairfax Radio Network commentary debut in the Australia‐England one day international at the Gabba last summer, will have a more prominent role with the Fairfax Radio Network team in 2014‐15, commentating on many Big Bash League games, including all Brisbane Heat matches at the Gabba, and a selection of international fixtures on the eastern seaboard.

McGrath and Rackemann join Fairfax Radio Network’s expert commentary team of former Australian skipper Ian Chappell, former Test and one day run machine Dean Jones, former Test and one day international star Damien Fleming, former Australian all rounder Greg Matthews, former England captain John Emburey and former Australian coach Mickey Arthur.

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