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Adam Gilchrist

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
Australia, ICC World XI, Australia A, Young Australia, Punjab, Hyderabad, Middlesex, Western Australia, New South Wales, Australia Under-19, Australian XI
Roles played:
Ex Skipper-Test,ODI,T20 | WicketKeeper
Home country:
Australia
Born:
November 14, 1971, Bellingen,New South Wales

Profile

If there was a poll to decide the most likeable cricketing great, then it would be surprising if Adam Gilchrist did not win the same. A quintessential batsman to have at the top of the order in ODIs, and someone to change the complexion of Tests at number seven, he was also an excellent wicket keeper.

Gilchrist made his ODI debut as a wicket keeper, but could not score too many runs due to lack of opportunities. However, in the day and age of pinch hitters – or batsmen who could take advantage of the fielding restrictions – he was sent in to open the innings, and he scored a century in his very second such match. However, he bettered this by scoring a ton batting fourth in a Test against Pakistan and sealing a victory for his team chasing 369, after being 126/5 at one stage. Over the next few years, Gilchrist maintained this style of play, i.e. attacking from the hilt, and walking when he knew he was out irrespective of the umpire’s decision. His strike rates of 82 in Tests and 96 in ODIs combined with the averages of 47 and 36 respectively, coupled with the fact that he was the frontline wicketkeeper of the team, keeping dexterously to Shane Warne and Glen McGrath alike, make him one of the greats of the game.

Gilly’s retirement from the game was brought about by some of the catches he dropped against India in the 2007-08 series, remarking that he thought he had lost the competitive edge. However, he was active on the domestic scene and participated in the IPL, becoming a part of the Hyderabad in the inaugural edition in 2008. In fact, it was under his wise captaincy that the Chargers won their first-ever IPL trophy in the second season. Later, Gilchrist was signed by the Punjab and named captain. In 2012, he was given the additional responsibility of coaching the franchise.


Fast Facts

  • Adam Gilchrist was adjudged Australia’s One-Day International Player of the Year for two years on the trot. (2003, 04)


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 96 137 5570 20 47.60 81.96 17 26 204*
ODI 287 279 9619 11 35.89 96.94 16 55 172
T20 13 13 272 1 22.66 141.66 0 0 48
IPL 80 80 2069 4 27.22 138.39 2 11 109*
CLT20 2 2 69 0 34.5 156.81 0 1 51
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
IPL 80 1 1 0 1 1/0 / 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 379 37 4
ODI 417 55 14
T20 17 0 1
IPL 51 16 6
CLT20 2 1 0
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
Test 6 4 1 0 1 66.67
ODI 17 12 4 0 1 70.59
T20 2 1 1 0 0 50
IPL 74 35 39 0 0 47.3
CLT20 2 0 2 0 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
1999-2008
 
ODI:
1996-2008
 
T20:
2005-2008
 
IPL:
2008-2013
 
CLT20:
2009-2009
Test
Debut:
Australia Vs Pakistan at Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane - Queensland - Nov 05, 1999
Last played:
Australia Vs India at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide - South Australia - Jan 24, 2008
ODI
Debut:
Australia Vs South Africa at Nahar Singh Stadium (Mayur Stadium), Faridabad - Oct 25, 1996
Last played:
Australia Vs India at Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane - Queensland - Mar 04, 2008
T20
Debut:
Australia Vs New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland - Feb 17, 2005
Last played:
Australia Vs India at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne - Victoria - Feb 01, 2008
IPL
Debut:
Hyderabad Vs Kolkata at Eden Gardens, Kolkata (Calcutta) - Apr 20, 2008
Last played:
Punjab Vs Mumbai at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala - May 18, 2013
CLT20
Debut:
Hyderabad Vs Somerset at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - Oct 10, 2009
Last played:
Hyderabad Vs Trinidad and Tobago at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - Oct 14, 2009
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