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Jason Gillespie

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Full Name: Jason Neil Gillespie
Born: April 19 1975 , Darlinghurst, Sydney
County: Glamorgan
Other teams: Australia, Yorkshire
Test debut: Australia v West Indies, Sydney, Nov 29-Dec 3 1996
ODI debut: Sri Lanka v Australia, Colombo, Aug 30 1996
T20 debut: England v Australia, Jun 13 2005
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium


The first acknowledged international cricketer from Aboriginal descent, the fast bowler has all the fighting qualities needed for the attack warhorse. An injury-plagued first half of his Australian career has blossomed into one which will be fondly remembered by cricket purists in years to come. His best Test figures came againsr England at Headingley when he took 7-37 in 1997. He went on to make an impressive number of appearances despite a number of injury problems, including a broken leg suffered in a collision with team-mate Steve Waugh on the field in Sri Lanka in 1999. Gillespie...

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