Picture of Bryce McGain

Bryce McGain

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Leg break
Played for:
Australia, Victoria, Adelaide Strikers
Roles played:
Home country:
March 25, 1972, Mornington, Victoria


In a clear move that acknowledges the dearth of young spinning talent in Australia and one that also supports older but successful players, Bryce McGain comes to India with, believe it or not, promise, at 36. Unlike other spinners who spent themselves in the shadows in domestic cricket waiting to break through, McGain took a normal job, bowled a bit in club cricket and just played it a bit easy.

After a surprise call-up after all possible spin options for Victoria had been unavailable, McGain impressed so much that he not only became a regular at his state side, but was also rewarded with a spot in Australia's A side which toured India. Sensing that an Australian berth was there for the taking, he produced a good performance accounting for India hopefuls, Robin Uthappa, S Badrinath and Parthiv Patel

An entire invisible media contingent from Australia has tried to psyche him up as being the next big thing in spin. Leg-spinners always enjoy a bit of glamour and McGain is after all a successor to Warne and MacGill. But the question is: are they impressed because he is truly that good or is it because he is made to look good by the other spinners in his country?


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 1 2 2 0 1 12.5 0 0 2
CLT20 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 1 1 108 149 0 0/149 / - 8.27 0 0 0 0
CLT20 2 2 37 45 2 1/18 / 22.5 7.29 0 0 0 1


Australia Vs South Africa at Newlands, Cape Town - Mar 19, 2009
Last played:
Australia Vs South Africa at Newlands, Cape Town - Mar 19, 2009
Victoria Vs Central Stags at Centurion, Tshwane - Sep 15, 2010
Last played:
Victoria Vs Chennai Super Kings at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth - Sep 18, 2010