Adam Gilchrist

Adam Gilchrist’s cricket career boasts myriad achievements and memorable record-breaking moments © Getty Images

Melbourne: Jul 6, 2013

Former Australia wicketkeeper batsman Adam Gilchrist has joined Network Ten’s Big Bash League commentary team.

Adam will join former team mate Ricky Ponting for the League in December.

Network Ten Chief Executive Officer Hamish McLennan said: “Adam is one of the greatest cricketers Australia has ever produced and we are very excited that he has agreed to join the team at TEN.

“The combination of Adam and Ricky – plus other high-profile commentators we will announce soon – is great news for cricket fans and will ensure the Big Bash League will be a major television event for all Australians.”

Gilchrist said: “I am thrilled to be joining Network Ten as part of the new cricket coverage for the Big Bash League and extremely excited at the opportunity to form another partnership with my great mate Ricky Ponting.

“The success of the League last season shows T20 has a prominent place not only in the cricket calendar but also in the minds of cricket followers of all ages.”

Adam’s cricket career boasts myriad achievements and memorable record-breaking moments.

The former left-handed batsman, record-breaking wicketkeeper and Australia’s vice-captain made his first-class debut in 1992 and played for Australia in 96 Tests and over 270 One-day Internationals.

Adam holds the world record for the most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in ODIs and the most by an Australian in Tests.