Adam Gilchrist is the Famous former Australian International Cricketer. He is from the hometown of Bellingen, New South Wales, Australia.
Gilchrist is Left-hand batsman and a Right-hand bowler. He is the attacking opener and skillful wicketkeeper.
He has the highest strike rate in both ODI and Test match. Some of the best records of Adam Gilchrist
- Has the history of the fourth fastest century in test matches.
- First batsman to hit 100 sixes in Test games.
- Best world cup innings for scoring 149 from 104 balls.
- One of the three players to win the three world cup title.
Adam Gilchrist started playing cricket at the age of 13 and became the captain for the school cricket team. Later, he selected for under-17 and won Middlesex League and Cup double titles.
Later, Adam moved to Sydney and joined the Gordon Cricket Club.
At the age of 20, he selected in a national youth team called Australian Young Cricketer for playing ODI and Test matches in England.
After scoring a century and half-century against England, Gilchrist selected in Australian Cricket Academy. In this academy, he played many matches with other Australian teams and the South African Team.
Later Adam Gilchrist selected in New South Wales team and played the match against Sheffield Shield, in which he scored 274 runs as debut first-class player with an average of 30.44. In the limited overs match, Gilchrist never a chance to show his performance and due to a shortage of opportunity, he joined the Western Australia team.
After joining Western Australia, he showed his performance by scoring 55 runs in the first match and 126 runs in the subsequent game against Southern Australia.
Before moving to the finals against Sheffield Shield, Adam Gilchrist has scored a significant around 835 runs including an average of 50.52. In finals, Gilchrist showed his skills by scoring 189 from 187 deliveries which were an essential turning of his cricket career. This game helped Gilchrist to earn the national level by getting selection in Australia A.
Adam Gilchrist continued his play by scoring good runs in most of the matches like double century against South Australia, 109 runs against Victoria team and maintained a good average of 47.66.
Adam Gilchrist played his first ODI match against South Africa in which he scored 18 runs and bowled by Allan Donald. Later in a series against South Africa, Gilchrist showed his performance by scoring a half-century with total runs of 127 and an average of 31.75.
In 1997-1998, Gilchrist maintained a consistent batting but not well recognized. Later in Australia tour on New Zealand, Gilchrist played well by scoring 188 runs.
As like the ODI matches, Gilchrist played the Test matches in a very healthy manner. In the second test against the Pakistan team, Australia was struggling to win the game. At that game, the partnership of Adam Gilchrist and Justin Langer helps to win the game by scoring total runs of 238.
In the consecutive games, Australia showed good playing skills by winnings most of the series. Notably, in a Test match against India, Australia scored only 97 in first innings and followed by India scoring 171. In the second innings, the partnership of Gilchrist and Hayden made a huge winning by scoring 197 runs.
World Cup Matches
Adam Gilchrist is one of the three players to win three world cup titles. In 2003 World cup match against, the opening playing of Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting made the Australian team to score a maximum run of 359 runs and win to the world cup.
Later in the 2007 World cup against Sri Lanka, Adam Gilchrist scored 149 runs from just 104 balls which increased the score of Australia. In the end, the Australian team won the match by 53 runs.
Adam Gilchrist announced his retirement in International Cricket on 26 January 2008. Although he played domestic and IPL matches. Some of the IPL teams, he played are Deccan Chargers and Kings XI Punjab.
Awards won by Adam Gilchrist are
- Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2002
- Allan Border Medal in 2003
- Richie Benaud’s Greatest XI in 2004