January 4, 2009 5:32am CST
hi friends.i was watching one of the old cricket matches and was impressed by mcgrath bowling as usual but the main thing that caught my attention was the fielding standard of the aussies.but if u ask me,mcgrath is the only player who was selected in the team for the only purpose of taking wickets by bowling.he is not a batsman(u can expect anything more from a number 11 player)and not the best of fielder either.
4 Jan 09
mc grath is one of the great bowlers in the history of cricket. in both forms of the game, tests and one day internationals. But his fielding is very poor,he dropped lollys and misfielded several times, even in slog overs and at tight situations! and one more thing guys, he is one of the worst batsman too.
4 Jan 09
how true, mcgrath was the best bowler of his time with a fantastic work ethic. He could deliver wickets on any conditions & at any stage of the match. Mcgrath will be in any alltime great team.It would have been difficult to leave him out of the westindies attack of 70s too. He had accuracy with variation & could increase pace to surprise batsmen. His accuracy meant that he was equally useful in ODI's too. Regarding his fielding, he was a safe fielder if not a spectacular fielder.He didnot drop too many & had a good arm.
4 Jan 09
McGrath was too great a bowler and the selectors wouldnt look beyond his wicket taking skills.He has gone down in history as one of the finest fast bowlers.As far as i can remember no one can come near him to challenge his immaculate line and length.He on most occasions was a miser when giving away runs was concerned and no fingers can be raised on his wicket taking ability aat any point of innings.