Adam Gilchrist      

Full name Adam Craig Gilchrist

Born November 14, 1971, Bellingen, New South Wales

Current age 43 years 39 days

Major teams Australia, Deccan Chargers, ICC World XI, Kings XI Punjab, Middlesex, New South Wales, Western Australia

Nickname Gilly, Churchy

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Height 1.86 m

Adam Craig Gilchrist
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 96 137 20 5570 204* 47.60 6796 81.95 17 26 677 100 379 37
ODIs 287 279 11 9619 172 35.89 9922 96.94 16 55 1162 149 417 55
T20Is 13 13 1 272 48 22.66 192 141.66 0 0 27 13 17 0
First-class 190 280 46 10334 204* 44.16 30 43 756 55
List A 356 343 19 11326 172 34.95 18 63 526 65
Twenty20 102 102 5 2622 109* 27.03 1869 140.28 3 13 296 120 74 22
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 96 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 287 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 13 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 190 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 356 12 10 0 - - - 5.00 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 102 1 1 0 1 1/0 1/0 0.00 0.00 1.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Pakistan at Brisbane, Nov 5-9, 1999 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Adelaide, Jan 24-28, 2008 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v South Africa at Faridabad, Oct 25, 1996 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v India at Brisbane, Mar 4, 2008 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 17, 2005 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v India at Melbourne, Feb 1, 2008 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1992/93
Last First-class Australia v India at Adelaide, Jan 24-28, 2008 scorecard
List A debut 1992/93
Last List A Middlesex v Australians at Lord's, Jun 19, 2010 scorecard
Twenty20 debut New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 17, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians at Dharamsala, May 18, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
29, 1c/0s ROW XI v M.C.C. Lord's 5 Jul 2014 Other OD
5, 1/0 Kings XI v Mum Indians Dharamsala 18 May 2013 T20
42, 2c/0s Kings XI v Daredevils Dharamsala 16 May 2013 T20
0c/0s, 85* Kings XI v RCB Bangalore 14 May 2013 T20
1c/0s, 26 Kings XI v Sunrisers Mohali 11 May 2013 T20
42, 0c/0s Kings XI v Royals Mohali 9 May 2013 T20
27, 2c/0s Kings XI v KKR Kolkata 26 Apr 2013 T20
0c/0s, 6 Kings XI v Daredevils Delhi 23 Apr 2013 T20
1c/0s, 4 Kings XI v Warriors Mohali 21 Apr 2013 T20
26, 0c/0s Kings XI v Sunrisers Hyderabad (Deccan) 19 Apr 2013 T20
Profile

Going in first or seventh, wearing whites or coloureds, Adam Gilchrist was the symbolic heart of Australia's steamrolling agenda and the most exhilarating cricketer of the modern age. He was simultaneously a cheerful throwback to more innocent times, a flap-eared country boy who walked when given not out in a World Cup semi-final, and swatted his second ball for six while sitting on a Test pair. "Just hit the ball," is how he once described his philosophy on batting, and he seldom strayed from it. Employing a high-on-the-handle grip, he poked good balls into gaps and throttled most others, invariably with head straight, wrists soft and balance sublime. Only at the death did he jettison the textbook, whirling his bat like a hammer-thrower, caring only for the scoreboard and never his average. Still he managed to score at a tempo - 81 per 100 balls in Tests, 96 in one-dayers - that made Viv Richards and Gilbert Jessop look like stick-in-the-muds.

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Timeline
    • October 25, 1996
      Badly begun is half done
      • Makes his ODI debut at the age of 24. Scores 18 batting at No. 7, and grabs two catches in the loss to South Africa in Faridabad.
    • April 5, 1997
      Move up, move right
      • Replaces the struggling captain Mark Taylor as a specialist batsman during the ODI tour of South Africa. Shows the first glimpse at international level of his batting potential, striking 77 from 88 balls in Durban.
    • January 23, 1998
      Opening with an open mind
      • Is promoted by Steve Waugh to open the batting in the one-day team, and in just his second match in the new role strikes 100 from 104 deliveries to guide Australia to a comfortable win over South Africa at the SCG.
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Best Performances
    • 149* v Pakistan, Hobart, 1999-2000
      • Gilchrist has yet to completely win over the Australian fans, after having replaced their favourite Ian Healy in the side. And in only his second Test, he walks in at 126 for 5, with 243 more required to win the match. The Pakistan attack - Wasim, Waqar, Shoaib - is charged up, but has little idea what is about to hit them. What follows is one of the great counterattacks. Gilchrist and Justin Langer combine for 238 in 59 overs, as Langer falls just before Australia reach the target. Gilchrist's unbeaten 149 take just 163 deliveries, and feature 13 fours and a six. Steve Waugh later says, "He looks like he is playing in his own backyard." It is the first of many times that Gilchrist would turn a game on its head.
    • 204* v South Africa, Johannesburg, 2001-02
      • This is a special innings not only for the sadism Gilchrist treats South Africa with, but for the time it comes at. Gilchrist has been a victim of a vicious internet rumour, and he lets the emotional side of him come out when he cries after reaching one of many milestones in the innings. Still, he has toyed around with South Africa so brutally that Wisden describes the innings thus: "Gilchrist was playing with them like a cat keeping a half-dead mouse alive for entertainment."
    • The rockbottom for the helpless South African bowlers comes when he decides to go for an advertising hoarding offering a bar of gold, worth 1.3 million rand, for a direct hit. The billboard is 30 feet in the air, and well behind the deep mid-wicket boundary. But Gilchrist aims to hit Neil McKenzie goldwards, jumping up and down as the ball makes it way towards the hoarding. He misses by a couple of feet, but enough damage has been done by then as that shot takes him to 175. Gilchrist reaches 200 with his 19th four from his 212th delivery. It is the quickest double-century at the time.

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Latest Photos

Sep 4, 2014

Brett Lee, Adam Gilchrist and Sachin Tendulkar share a light moment with Australian prime minister Tony Abbott, Mumbai, September 4, 2014

Brett Lee, Adam Gilchrist and Sachin Tendulkar share a light moment with Australian prime minister Tony Abbott

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Jul 5, 2014

Adam Gilchrist walks out to bat, fitted with a camera, MCC v Rest of the World XI, Lord's, July 5, 2014

Adam Gilchrist walks out to bat, fitted with a camera

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Jan 30, 2014

Australia's former World Cup winners pose with the trophy during the Ricky Ponting Tribute Match, Launceston, January 30, 2014

Australia's former World Cup winners pose with the trophy during the Ricky Ponting Tribute Match

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year - 2002

One-Day International Player of the Year - 2003

One-Day International Player of the Year - 2004

Walter Lawrence Trophy 2010

Country Fixtures Country Results
Hurricanes v Syd Sixers at Hobart
Dec 23, 2014 (19:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
3rd Test: Australia v India at Melbourne
Dec 26-30, 2014 (10:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 18:30 EST | 17:30 CST | 15:30 PST)
Scorchers v Melb Reneg at Perth
Dec 26, 2014 (16:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
Syd Thunder v Syd Sixers at Sydney
Dec 27, 2014 (19:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
Heat v Melb Stars at Brisbane
Dec 28, 2014 (18:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
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