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Mark Gillespie

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast medium
Played for:
New Zealand, New Zealand A, New Zealand Inv XI, Wellington, New Zealand Under-19, New Zealand XI
Roles played:
Bowler
Home country:
New Zealand
Born:
October 17, 1979, Wanganui

Profile

Mark Gillespie is a right-arm medium pacer who is a specialist bowler at the death. He has plenty of variations in his bowling which makes him a difficult bowler to hit in the slog overs. Despite his solid performance in domestic cricket, he found it hard to make it into the team because of Shane Bond’s dominance early on.

He was in New Zealand’s 2007 World Cup squad but a viral infection in his right shoulder restricted his campaign. With a run-up similar to Bob Willis, Gillespie has been a dominant performer in the domestic circuit. Gillespie is also an excellent exponent of reverse-swing bowling. With Bond's switch to the ICL, new gates opened for the right-arm seamer to nail a permanent place in the Kiwi team but he failed to do so.

After a four-year absence, Gillespie was recalled in the national squad for the second Test against South Africa in 2012 with the selectors deciding to give Southee a break. Gilliespie showed good form in the domestic circuit and provides the Kiwi side with a strong and reliable bowling option.
 


Statistics

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  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 5 8 76 1 10.85 56.71 0 0 27
ODI 32 14 93 8 15.5 78.81 0 0 28
T20 11 6 21 4 10.5 72.41 0 0 7
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 5 8 868 631 22 6/113 / 28.68 4.36 1 3 0 18
ODI 32 31 1521 1369 37 4/58 / 37 5.40 1 0 0 66
T20 11 10 210 255 10 4/7 / 25.5 7.28 1 0 0 12
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 1 0 0
ODI 6 0 1
T20 1 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2007-2012
 
ODI:
2006-2009
 
T20:
2006-2008
Test
Debut:
New Zealand Vs South Africa at SuperSport Park, Centurion (Verwoerdburg) - Nov 16, 2007
Last played:
New Zealand Vs South Africa at Basin Reserve, Wellington - Mar 23, 2012
ODI
Debut:
New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka at McLean Park, Napier - Dec 28, 2006
Last played:
New Zealand Vs West Indies at McLean Park, Napier - Jan 13, 2009
T20
Debut:
New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka at WestpacTrust Stadium,Wellington - Dec 22, 2006
Last played:
New Zealand Vs England at Old Trafford, Manchester - Jun 13, 2008
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