Glenn McGrath steps up to the crease

Staff Writer

Fairfax Radio Network’s commentary team of cricket legends and experts has expanded, with Glenn McGrath joining the team along with former Australian fast bowler Carl Rackemann.

McGrath, 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, Warney  and Anil Kumble.

For Carl Rackemann, this is his second year with the network after making his commentary debut in the Australia-England one-day international at the Gabba last summer.

McGrath and Rackemann join Fairfax Radio Network’s  commentary team with Ian Chappell, Dean Jones,  Damien Fleming, Greg Matthews, former English captain John Emburey and former Australian coach Mickey Arthur.

Farifax's coverage games will be anchored by Tim Lane, Bruce Eva and Head of Fairfax Radio Cricket and the doyen of English commentators, Henry Blofeld.

“If our listeners thought Fairfax Radio’s summer of cricket coverage was captivating in its inaugural year, this season it will be even stronger with the addition of Glenn McGrath to our team. We are thrilled with the depth of experience and talent of our commentary team, which makes our network a true cricket destination,” Bruce Eva said.

Fairfax Radio Network’s 2014-15 cricket coverage begins with the Australia vs South Africa International T20 match on 5th November 2014 at the Adelaide Oval and will cover the entire cricket season.

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