Australia legend Glenn McGrath to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame
Last Updated: December 31, 2012 11:04am
Glenn McGrath in his Australia pomp
Former Australia fast bowler Glenn McGrath will become the latest inductee into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame this week.
McGrath, who holds the record for most Test wickets by a fast bowler with 563 at an average of 21.64, will be inducted during the third Test with Sri Lanka at the SCG.
The 42-year-old, who retired in 2007, will become the 68th male member of the Hall of Fame and join West Indian Brian Lara and Englishwoman Enid Bakewell as the 2012-13 inductees.
"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," McGrath 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."
McGrath was a key member in Australia's domination of world cricket in the 1990s and 2000s.
He played in 124 Test and made 250 ODI appearances, claiming a combined total of 944 wickets in a career spanning 14 years.
He still holds the record for the most wickets in ICC World Cup competitions with 71 and his 7-15 against Namibia in 2003 remains the best bowling effort in the event's history.
A fourth and final inductee for 2012-13 will be announced next July.
West Indies legend Lara and Bakewell - regarded as one of world's finest female all-rounders in the 1960s and 1970s - were inducted in September.