During his playing days Gilchrist used to be a nightmare for opposition. © Getty Images
During his playing days Gilchrist used to be a nightmare for opposition. © Getty Images

Nov 14, 2014

Born on November 14, 1971, Australia’s former wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist turned 43 today. Gilchrist is probably Australia‘s most popular and exhilarating cricketer of modern era. During his playing days Gilchrist used to be a nightmare for opposition. The southpaw redefined the concept of Wicket-keeper batsman.

Gilchrist, the devastating batsman who started his career in Western Australia, was part of three World Cup winning Australian teams (1999, 2003, 2007). He was occasionally captained Australia and got significant success. One of those was winning the Test series against India in India in 2004-05. It was disappointing for a cricketer like him not to play 100 Tests for his country. But in the 96 Tests matches in which he represented Australia, the left-hander made 5560 runs, was part of 416 dismissals. Gilchrist batted down the order in most of his Test knocks.

In One-day Internationals (ODI) Gilchrist was a revolution. In the 287 matches he made 9619 runs and was part of 472 dismissals. The ever smiling cricketer also featured in 13 T20 Internationals and Indian Premier League (IPL).

Format Matches Runs Average 100s Dismissals
Tests 96 5560 47.6 17 416
ODIs 287 9619 35.89 16 472
T20Is 13 272 22.66 0 17