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Adam Gilchrist

This cricketer reminds us of why we love the sport of cricket.

india Updated: Sep 11, 2002 22:08 IST
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Born: 14 November 1971, Bellingen, New South Wales


Bats: Left Hand Bat


Other:
Wicket-Keeper


Test Debut: Australia v Pakistan at Brisbane, 1st Test, 1999/00


ODI Debut: Australia v South Africa at Faridabad, Titan Cup, 1996/97

This cricketer reminds us of why we love the sport of cricket. This man has made it sure that the knees tremble and hearts beat faster even today. He can destroy any attack in the world.

He has all the shorts in his repertoire. When he gets going, Gilchrist scores off even good balls, as so many great batsmen do, reaches 50 to 100 before one notices it; he makes field placements redundant. He follows a very simple principle— to assert the natural dominance of bat over ball.

Bowl him a good-length ball and he can rock back and play a pull over mid—wicket. Pitch it up and he’ll drive you through covers or dance down the wicket and hit it straight over mid-on or mid-off. He is unmindful of the context of the game. Whether its 50/5 or 200/2, he plays his shots and dominate the opposition.

One-day Internationals

 

 M

 I

 NO

 Runs

HS

 Average

 SR

 100

 50

 CT

Batting & Fielding

 183

 159

 55

 5774

 108*

 55.51

 75.34

 6

 38

 59

           
 

 O

 M

 Runs

 W

 Average

 BBI

 4W

 5W

 SR

 Econ

Bowling

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First Published: Sep 11, 2002 15:47 IST