Born: 14 November 1971, Bellingen, New South Wales
Bats: Left Hand Bat
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.