Jason Gillespie      

Full name Jason Neil Gillespie

Born April 19, 1975, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales

Current age 39 years 245 days

Major teams Australia, Ahmedabad Rockets, Glamorgan, South Australia, Yorkshire

Nickname Dizzy

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Height 1.95 m

Education Cabra College, Adelaide

Jason Neil Gillespie
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 71 93 28 1218 201* 18.73 3810 31.96 1 2 146 8 27 0
ODIs 97 39 16 289 44* 12.56 368 78.53 0 0 16 6 10 0
T20Is 1 1 0 24 24 24.00 18 133.33 0 0 4 0 0 0
First-class 189 256 65 3742 201* 19.59 3 10 68 0
List A 192 88 43 640 44* 14.22 886 72.23 0 0 31 0
Twenty20 21 7 4 55 24 18.33 43 127.90 0 0 4 2 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 71 137 14234 6770 259 7/37 9/80 26.13 2.85 54.9 8 8 0
ODIs 97 96 5144 3611 142 5/22 5/22 25.42 4.21 36.2 3 3 0
T20Is 1 1 24 49 1 1/49 1/49 49.00 12.25 24.0 0 0 0
First-class 189 35372 16540 613 8/50 26.98 2.80 57.7 22 2
List A 192 10048 6987 255 5/13 5/13 27.40 4.17 39.4 6 4 0
Twenty20 21 20 403 532 19 2/19 2/19 28.00 7.92 21.2 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v West Indies at Sydney, Nov 29-Dec 3, 1996 scorecard
Last Test Bangladesh v Australia at Chittagong, Apr 16-20, 2006 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Aug 30, 1996 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at The Oval, Jul 12, 2005 scorecard
ODI statistics
Only T20I England v Australia at Southampton, Jun 13, 2005 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1994/95
Last First-class Warwickshire v Glamorgan at Birmingham, Sep 24-27, 2008 scorecard
List A debut 1994/95
Last List A Glamorgan v Worcestershire at Cardiff, Sep 21, 2008 scorecard
Twenty20 debut England v Australia at Southampton, Jun 13, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Tasmania v South Australia at Hobart, Jan 6, 2008 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/34 World XI v Asia XI Doha 6 Oct 2014 Other T20
1/39 ICL World XI v ICL Pak XI Ahmedabad 26 Nov 2008 Other T20
1/34 ICL World XI v ICL Bdesh Ahmedabad 23 Nov 2008 Other T20
0, 2/13 Ahmedabad v Chandigarh Ahmedabad 9 Nov 2008 Other T20
3/29, 0* Ahmedabad v Dhaka Panchkula 3 Nov 2008 Other T20
2/22 Ahmedabad v ICL Hyd Gurgaon 29 Oct 2008 Other T20
0/21 Ahmedabad v Bengal Ahmedabad 22 Oct 2008 Other T20
1/14, 9 Ahmedabad v Lahore Ahmedabad 19 Oct 2008 Other T20
1/16 Ahmedabad v ICL Mumbai Ahmedabad 17 Oct 2008 Other T20
0/7, 1* Ahmedabad v Chennai Hyderabad (Deccan) 14 Oct 2008 Other T20
Profile

Jason Gillespie's bouncing mullet, hook nose and Spofforth-like glare were a pleasing constant in Australian pace attacks during the first half of the 2000s. It was a rare treat for Gillespie, who played only 52 of a possible 92 Tests after his 1996-97 debut thanks to an assortment of ailments: busted feet, stress fractures in the back, hip twinges, side strains, dicky shoulders, torn calves, aching hamstrings, groin complaints and a broken right leg. Each time he recovered and until being dropped during the 2005 Ashes he had missed only two Tests since November 2002. Through it all, in partnership with Glenn McGrath, he blossomed into one half of Australia's most statistically successful opening pair ever. But if McGrath's strength was his ability to make the ball do just enough, then Gillespie's flaw is his tendency for it to do too much. No other contemporary fast man has elicited so many plays-and-misses. It explains, perhaps, along with his slightly samey length, why Gillespie never quite imposed himself as Australia's No. 1 strike bowler. Nor has he truly dominated an opposition line-up; remarkably, the most wickets he has taken in a single series is 20. Operating from a shorter reconfigured run-up, he is not so consistently quick and in England Michael Vaughan treated Australia's fifth most successful bowler like a medium-pacer.

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Sep 12, 2014

Andrew Gale (second from left) had to watch the presentation from the dressing room, Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire, County Championship, Division One, Trent Bridge, September 12, 2014

Andrew Gale (second from left) had to watch the presentation from the dressing room

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Sep 12, 2014

Andrew Gale and Jason Gillespie the the precious prize, Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire, County Championship, Division One, Trent Bridge, September 12, 2014

Andrew Gale and Jason Gillespie the the precious prize

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Apr 23, 2014

Jason Gillespie on the outfield before the start of play, Yorkshire v Northamptonshire, County Championship, Division One, Headingley, 4th day, April 23, 2014

Jason Gillespie on the outfield before the start of play

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2002

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Test: Australia v India at Brisbane - Dec 17-21
India 408 & 129/6 Australia 505
Melb Stars v Hurricanes at Melbourne
Dec 20, 2014 (19:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
Syd Thunder v Heat at Sydney
Dec 21, 2014 (19:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
Scorchers v Strikers at Perth
Dec 22, 2014 (16:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
Hurricanes v Syd Sixers at Hobart
Dec 23, 2014 (19:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
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