Full Name Mark Gillespie
Born October 17, 1979
Wanganui
Age 37 Years, 6 Months, 12 Days
National Side New Zealand
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Right-arm fast medium
Teams Played New Zealand, New Zealand A, New Zealand Inv XI, Wellington, New Zealand, New Zealand XI
Man of the Match Test - 0, ODI - 0, World Cup - 0, T20I - 1,
Career Span [Test, 2007 - 2012], [ODI, 2006 - 2009], [World Cup, 2007], [T20I, 2006 - 2008],

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.

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Mark Gillespie Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 5 8 1 76 27 v SA 0 0 10 3 10.85 56.71 1 0
ODI 32 14 8 93 28 v AUS 0 0 8 1 15.50 78.81 6 0
World Cup 2 1 0 2 2 v AUS 0 0 0 0 2.00 25.00 1 0
T20I 11 6 4 21 7 v ENG 0 0 0 0 10.50 72.41 1 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 8 144.4 24 631 22 6/113 v SA 0 3 28.68 4.36 39.45
ODI 31 253.3 30 1369 37 4/58 v WI 3 0 37.00 5.40 41.10
World Cup 2 12.1 1 109 0 0/42 v SL 0 0 - 8.95 -
T20I 10 35 3 255 10 4/7 v KEN 0 0 25.50 7.28 21.00

Mark Gillespie 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.
 

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