Full Name Adam Gilchrist
Born November 14, 1971
Bellingen,New South Wales
Age 45 Years, 11 Months, 6 Days
National Side Australia
Batting Style Left Handed
Bowling Off break
Teams Played Australia, ICC World XI, Australia A, Rest of the World, Young Australia, Mohali, Hyderabad, Middlesex, Western Australia, New South Wales, Australia, Australian XI
Man of the Match Test - 7, ODI - 28, World Cup - 1, T20I - 0, IPL - 7, CL - 0,
Career Span [Test, 1999 - 2008], [ODI, 1996 - 2008], [World Cup, 1999 - 2007], [T20I, 2005 - 2008], [IPL, 2008 - 2013], [CL, 2009],

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.

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Adam Gilchrist Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 96 137 20 5570 204* v SA 17 26 677 100 47.60 81.96 379 37
ODI 287 279 11 9619 172 v ZIM 16 55 1162 149 35.89 96.94 417 55
World Cup 31 31 1 1085 149 v SL 1 8 141 19 36.16 98.01 45 7
T20I 13 13 1 272 48 v ENG 0 0 27 13 22.66 141.66 17 0
IPL 80 80 4 2069 109* v MUM 2 11 239 92 27.22 138.39 51 16
CL 2 2 0 69 51 v TT 0 1 8 3 34.50 156.81 2 1

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ODI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
World Cup 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T20I 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
IPL 1 0.1 0 0 1 1/0 v MUM 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.00
CL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Adam Gilchrist 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 Deccan Chargers 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 Kings XI Punjab and named captain. In 2012, he was given the additional responsibility of coaching the franchise.

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