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Craig McDermott was the spearhead of the Australian attack in the late 1980s through to the mid 1990s. During this time he took 291 test wickets and played some 71 test matches for Australia. he also played 126 ODI’s for Australia taking 226 wickets. he was also instrumental in Australia winning its first World Cup in 1987 by taking a world record 18 wickets during that world cup. Craig played in three World Cups 1987, 1992 & 1996.
During his career for Australia Craig received many awards including the 1985 Wisden Cricketer of the year. He also was named International Cricketer of the Year in 1990-91 and 1994-95 and player of the series in the West Indies in 1991.
Craig’s cricketing career came to an end in 1997 at which time he started his foray into a fine building and developing career which ended in 2007 when he was asked to return to the cricketing world by former Australian cricket captain Greg Chappell. Since then Craig has been responsible for bringing on young players such as Mitchell Starc, James Pattinson, Josh Hazlewood, James Faulkner, Patrick Cummins and rejuvenation of Peter Siddle’s career. He is touted by many to be the best bowling coach in the world today and his passion for fast bowling shows both on and off the field.
Craig has acquired business expertise and his frequent travels oversees have helped him understand the business culture of various countries who bring funding to the operations of the Secured Funding Group.