Adam Craig Gilchrist

Australia Adam Craig Gilchrist

Plays for Australia
Age 45 years 348 days
Born November 14, 1971, Bellingen, New South Wales
Batting Style Left-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm offbreak
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.
Major Teams Affiliated With
Australia Deccan Chargers ICC World XI
Kings XI Punjab Middlesex New South Wales
Western Australia

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 63 18 65 526 34.95 172 11326 19 343 356
firstClass 43 30 55 756 44.16 204* 10334 46 280 190
T20Is 0 0 0 17 13 27 22.66 48 272 1 13 13
ODIs 55 16 55 417 149 1162 35.89 172 9619 11 279 287
tests 26 17 37 379 100 677 47.60 204* 5570 20 137 96

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 0 0 5.00 - - - 0 10 12 356
firstClass - - - - - - - - - - - 190
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - 13
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - 287
tests - - - - - - - - - - - 96
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