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Adam Gilchrist

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Full Name: Adam Craig Gilchrist
Born: November 14 1971 , Bellingen, New South Wales
Other teams: ICC World XI, Australia, New South Wales, Western Australia
Test debut: Australia v Pakistan, Brisbane, Nov 5-9 1999
ODI debut: Australia v South Africa, Faridabad, Oct 25 1996
Batting Style: Left-hand bat


The Australia wicketkeeper’s exhilarating batting, selfless and straightforward, has altered the form of both Test and one-day cricket. He has scored more runs and more centuries than any other keeper and has done so at a staggering strike rate of over 80 runs per 100 balls in Tests and ODIs. So phenomenal is Gilchrist's record, it now appears a mistake for Australia to have kept faith with gloveman Ian Healy for so long. He is also one of the few modern players to walk, even doing it when given not out in the 2003 World Cup semi-final. He rarely misses chances behind the stumps but is...

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