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Mark Gillespie

india Updated: Oct 23, 2006 17:19 IST

 Date of Birth: October 17,1979, Wanganui
 Bats: Right hand bat
 Bowls: Right Arm Fast Medium

With a run-up reminiscent of Bob Willis or even Dennis Lillee - albeit without the pace of either - Gillespie has shone in New Zealand domestic cricket as a specialist bowler at the death. In Wellington's 2005-06 season he took 43 wickets at 23.16.

The promise he has shown was nearly cut short in 2005 when he was struck below the eye, suffering multiple fractures and a smashed eye socket while batting against Canterbury. He represented New Zealand A in the Top-End series in 2006 and was named in New Zealand's final squad of 14 for the Champions Trophy in October 2006.