Adam Gilchrist


Adam Gilchrist

Infobox cricketer biography
playername = Adam Gilchrist


country = Australia
fullname = Adam Craig Gilchrist
nickname = Gilly, Church
living = true
dayofbirth = 14
monthofbirth = 11
yearofbirth = 1971
placeofbirth = Bellingen, New South Wales
countryofbirth = Australia
dayofdeath =
monthofdeath =
yearofdeath =
placeofdeath =
countryofdeath =
heightft =
heightinch =
heightm = 1.86
batting = Left-hand
bowling = Right-arm off break
role = Wicket-keeper
international = true
testdebutdate = 5 November
testdebutyear = 1999
testdebutagainst = Pakistan
testc

lasttestdate = 24 January
lasttestyear = 2008
lasttestagainst = India
odidebutdate = 25 October
odidebutyear = 1996
odidebutagainst = South Africa
odic

lastodidate = 4 March
lastodiyear = 2008
lastodiagainst = India
odishirt = 18
club1 = Western Australia
year1 = 1994–present
clubnumber1 =
club2 = Deccan Chargers
year2 = 2008–present
clubnumber2 =
club3 = New South Wales
year3 = 1992–1994
clubnumber3 =
deliveries = balls
columns = 4
column1 = Test
matches1 = 96
runs1 = 5,570
bat avg1 = 47.60
100s/50s1 = 17/26
top score1 = 204*
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wickets1 = –
bowl avg1 = –
fivefor1 = –
tenfor1 = –
best bowling1 = –
catches/stumpings1 = 379/37
column2 = ODI
matches2 = 287
runs2 = 9,619
bat avg2 = 35.89
100s/50s2 = 16/55
top score2 = 172
deliveries2 = –
wickets2 = –
bowl avg2 = –
fivefor2 = –
tenfor2 = –
best bowling2 = –
catches/stumpings2 = 417/55
column3 = FC
matches3 = 190
runs3 = 10,334
bat avg3 = 44.16
100s/50s3 = 30/43
top score3 = 204*
deliveries3 = –
wickets3 = –
bowl avg3 = –
fivefor3 = –
tenfor3 = –
best bowling3 = –
catches/stumpings3 = 756/55
column4 = List A
matches4 = 355
runs4 = 11,288
bat avg4 = 34.94
100s/50s4 = 18/63
top score4 = 172
deliveries4 = 12
wickets4 = 0
bowl avg4 = –
fivefor4 = 0
tenfor4 = n/a
best bowling4 = 0/10
catches/stumpings4 = 526/65
date=4 March
year = 2008
source = http://www.cricketarchive.com/Archive/Players/4/4170/4170.html CricketArchive

Adam Craig Gilchrist (born 14 November 1971), nicknamed "Gilly" or "Church", [cite web
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport3/cwc2003/hi/newsid_2850000/newsid_2855900/2855991.stm
title = No room at the inns
author = Oliver Brett
date = 17 September
accessdate = 2007-02-23
publisher = BBC Sport
] is a retired Australian international cricketer.cite web
url = http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/5390.html
title = Adam Gilchrist biography
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-20
] He is an aggressive left-handed batsman and record-breaking wicket-keeper, who re-defined the role for the Australian national team. He is considered to be one of the best wicket-keeper-batsmen in the history of the game. [cite web
url = http://observer.guardian.co.uk/osm/story/0,,884777,00.html
title = The lowdown on Pool A
author = Oliver Irish
date = 2003-02-02
publisher = Observer Sport Monthly
accessdate = 2007-02-22
] [cite web
url = http://www.ecb.co.uk/england/sri-lanka-one-day-squad-to-tour-england-2006,858,BP.html
title = Sri Lanka one-day squad to tour England 2006
publisher = England and Wales Cricket Board
accessdate = 2007-02-22
]

He holds the world record for the most dismissals by a wicket keeper in One Day International cricket and the most by an Australian in Test cricket.His strike rate is amongst the highest in the history of both One-day and Test cricket and he currently holds the record for the second fastest century in Test match cricket.cite web
url = http://sport.independent.co.uk/cricket/article2081676.ece
title = Gilchrist's hammer leaves England out on their feet
date = 2006-12-17
author = Stephen Brenkley
publisher = independent.co.uk
accessdate = 2007-02-20
] He is the only player to have hit 100 sixes in Test cricket. His 17 Test and 16 ODI centuries are the most by a wicket-keeper. He holds the unique record of scoring at least 50 runs in successive World Cup finals (in 1999, 2003 and 2007)cite web
url = http://stats.cricinfo.com/statsguru/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;filter=advanced;final_type=1;orderby=fifty_plus;runsmin1=50;runsval1=runs;template=results;trophy=12;type=batting
title=One-Day Internationals Batting records
date = 2008-02-04
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2008-02-04
] and is one of only three players to have won three titles.cite web
url = http://stats.cricinfo.com/statsguru/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;filter=advanced;final_type=1;orderby=matches;result=1;template=results;trophy=12;type=fielding
title=One-Day Internationals Fielding records
date = 2008-02-04
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2008-02-04
]

Gilchrist is renowned for walking when he considers himself to be out, sometimes contrary to the decision of the umpire.

He made his first-class debut in 1992, his first One-Day International appearance in 1996 in India (TITAN CUP) and his Test debut in 1999. During his career, he played for Australia in 96 Test matches and over 270 One-day internationals. He was Australia's vice-captain in both forms of the game, captaining the team when regular captains Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting were unavailable.

He announced his retirement from international cricket on 26 January 2008 (effective in early March 2008), during the final test match of the summer against India at Adelaide, one day after he broke the world record for the most dismissals by a wicket keeper. However, he continues to play cricket in the Indian Premier League Twenty20 competition.cite web
url = http://msn.foxsports.com/cricket/story/7729026/Gilchrist-says-IPL-part-of-post-retirement-plans
title = Gilchrist says IPL part of post-retirement plans
date = 2008-01-28
accessdate = 2008-02-04
publisher = Associated Press
]

Early and personal life

Adam Gilchrist was born in 1971 at Bellingen Hospital, in Bellingen, New South Wales. He and his family lived in Dorrigo, Junee and then Deniliquin where, playing for his school, Deniliquin South Public School, he won the Brian Taber Shield (named after New South Wales cricketer Brian Taber). At the age of 13, his parents, Stan and June, moved the family to Lismore where Gilchrist captained the Kadina High School cricket team.cite web
url = http://www.abc.net.au/northcoast/stories/s1842607.htm
title = The double casting of Adam Gilchrist
date=2007-02-07
accessdate = 2007-02-23
publisher = ABC
] In 1989 Gilchrist was offered a scholarship by London-based Richmond Cricket Club, a scheme he now supports himself. [cite web
url = http://www.adamgilchrist.com/Scholarship/GeneralOverview.aspx
title = The Adam Gilchrist Cricket Development Scholarship
accessdate = 2007-03-09
publisher = AdamGilchrist.com
]

He is married to his high school sweetheart Melinda (Mel) Gilchrist (née Sharpe), a dietitian, and they have two sons, Harrison and Archie, and a daughter, Annie Jean. Gilchrist’s personal life became newsworthy early in 2007, [cite web
url = http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,20774424-5006011,00.html
title = Wicket maidens
date=2006-11-19
accessdate = 2007-02-20
author = Jane Hutchinson
] as his youngest child was due to be born around the scheduled start of the 2007 Cricket World Cup, and this threatened Gilchrist's presence in the early stages of the tournament in March. Archie’s early arrival (in February) meant that Gilchrist was able to declare himself available for the whole competition.cite web
url = http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/wc2007/content/current/story/281416.html
title = Gilchrist available for entire World Cup
date=2007-02-12
accessdate = 2007-02-24
publisher = Cricinfo
]

Outside cricket, Gilchrist is an ambassador for the charity World Vision in India, a country in which he is popular due to his cricketing achievements. [cite web
url = http://www.worldvision.com.au/media/mediarelease.asp?id=310
title = Adam Gilchrist goes into bat for Child Rescue
date=2006-12-22
accessdate = 2007-02-20
publisher = World Vision
] In 2006 Gilchrist sponsored Mangesh Rathod, an underprivileged child from Andheri, Mumbai who had lost his father to tuberculosis. Mangesh's mother works as a house-maid for a paltry salary of Rs 500 per month. Gilchrist bears his cost of education. [cite web
url = http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/2181332.cms
title = Gilchrist to sponsor Mumbai maid's kid
date=2006-10-17
accessdate = 2007-05-07
publisher = Times of India
] He was approached in early 2005 by the US baseball franchise, the Boston Red Sox, with a view to him playing for them when his cricket career ends. [cite web
url = http://www.sportal.com.au/cricket.asp?i=news&id=64252]
title = Red Sox flag interest in Gilchrist
accessdate = 2007-02-20
date=2005-04-06
publisher = ABC Sport
] However, he was selected for the 2007 Cricket World Cup and remains an active cricketer. [cite web
url = http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/wc2007/content/player/5390.html
title = World Cup 2007 Squads - Australia - Adam Gilchrist
accessdate = 2007-03-07
publisher = Cricinfo
]

Media career

It was announced on 3 March 2008 that Gilchrist had joined the Nine Network in an exclusive television deal.cite web|first=David|last=Knox|title=Gilchrist signs with Nine |url=http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2008/03/gilchrist-signs-with-nine.html|publisher=tvtonight.com.au|date=2008-03-02|accessdate=2008-03-03] Gilchrist will appear as one of a panel of revolving co-hosts for the revived "Wide World of Sports Weekend Edition". He will debut on 30 March 2008 on the program, and will also be a fixture in the Nine Network's cricket coverage as a commentator.

Domestic career

Gilchrist was selected for his first-class debut for New South Wales during the 1992–1993 season, although he played purely as a batsman, due to the presence of incumbent wicketkeeper Phil Emery.cite web
url = http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/76367.html
title = Profile of Adam Gilchrist
author = John Polack
date=1998-11-30
accessdate = 2007-02-20
publisher = Cricinfo
] In his first season, the side won the Sheffield Shield, Gilchrist scoring an unbeaten 20 in the second innings to secure an easy win over Queensland in the Final. [cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1992-93/AUS_LOCAL/SS/NSW_QLD_SS-FINAL_26-30MAR1993.html
title = Sheffield Shield, 1992/93, Final, New South Wales v Queensland
accessdate = 2007-02-22
publisher = Cricinfo
] He struggled to keep his place in the side, playing only three First-class matches in the following season. [cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1993-94/AUS_LOCAL/STATS/FC_1993-94_NSW.html
title = New South Wales, Australian First - Class Season 1993/94: Averages
accessdate = 2007-02-22
publisher = Cricinfo
]

In 1994 Gilchrist joined the Western Warriors in Western Australia, where he controversially replaced former Test player Tim Zoehrer as wicket-keeper. He made 55 dismissals in his first season, the most by any wicketkeeper in Australian domestic cricket in 1994–95. [cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1994-95/AUS_LOCAL/STATS/FC_1994-95_FIELD_MOST_DISMISS.html
title = Australian First-Class Season 1994/95: Most Fielding Dismissals
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-22
] His second season based in Perth saw him top of the dismissals again, with 58 catches and four stumpings, but, significantly, an impressive batting average of 50.52. [cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1995-96/AUS_LOCAL/STATS/FC_1995-96_FIELD_MOST_DISMISS.html
title = Australian First-Class Season 1995/96: Most Fielding Dismissals
accessdate = 2007-02-22
publisher = Cricinfo
] The Warriors made it to the final of the Sheffield Shield, at the Adelaide Oval, where Gilchrist made a massive 189 not out in the first innings, but, with the match ending in a draw, South Australia took the title, having scored more points in the qualifying matches. [cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1995-96/AUS_LOCAL/SS/SOA_WA_SS-FINAL_30MAR-03APR1996.html
title = Sheffield Shield, 1995/96, Final, South Australia v Western Australia
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-22
] The 1996–97 season saw him top of the dismissals leaderboard once again, with 62, along with a batting average of just under 40, [cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1996-97/AUS_LOCAL/STATS/FC_1996-97_FIELD_MOST_DISMISS.html
title = Australian First-Class Season 1996/97: Most Fielding Dismissals
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-26
] and team success in the Mercantile Mutual Cup, where the Warriors won by eight wickets against Queensland in the March 1997 final. [cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1996-97/AUS_LOCAL/MMC/WA_QLD_MMC-FINAL_02MAR1997.html
title = Mercantile Mutual Cup, 1996/97, Final, Western Australia v Queensland
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-26
]

The 1997–98 season ended with Gilchrist top of the dismissals chart for the fourth season in a row with an improved batting average of 47.66, [cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1997-98/AUS_LOCAL/STATS/FC_1997-98_FIELD_MOST_DISMISS.html
title = Australian First-Class Season 1997/98: Most Fielding Dismissals
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-27
] success in the Sheffield Shield once again, this time against Tasmania, [cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1997-98/AUS_LOCAL/SS/WA_TAS_SS-FINAL_20-23MAR1998.html
title = Sheffield Shield, 1997/98, Final, Western Australia v Tasmania
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-26
] but disappointment for the team in the Mercantile Mutual Cup, losing out in the semi-final to Queensland. [cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1997-98/AUS_LOCAL/MMC/WA_QLD_MMC-SEMI_21FEB1998.html
title = Mercantile Mutual Cup, 1997/98, Semi Final, Western Australia v Queensland
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-26
] The following season saw Gilchrist's domestic appearances begin to diminish due to his international commitments: he made only a single appearance in the Mercantile Mutual Cup, [cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1998-99/AUS_LOCAL/MMC/STATS/MMC_1998-99_WA.html
title = Mercantile Mutual Cup 1998/99: Averages, Western Australia
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-26
] but still managed to help Western Australia regain the Sheffield Shield. [cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1998-99/AUS_LOCAL/SS/QLD_WA_SS-FINAL_19-23MAR1999.html
title = Sheffield Shield, 1998/99, Final, Queensland v Western Australia
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-26
]

Gilchrist's regular selection for Australia has meant that he is rarely available for domestic selection. Between 1999 and 2005, he made only seven appearances for his state. [cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1999-2000/AUS_LOCAL/STATS/FC_1999-2000_WA.html
title = Western Australia, Australian First-Class Season 1999/2000: Averages
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-26
* cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2000-01/AUS_LOCAL/STATS/FC_2000-01_WA.html
title = Western Australia, Australian First-Class Season 2000/2001: Averages
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-26
* cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2001-02/AUS_LOCAL/STATS/FC_2001-02_WA.html
title = Western Australia, Australian First-Class Season 2001/2002: Averages
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-26
* cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2002-03/AUS_LOCAL/STATS/WA/FC_2002-03_BAT_HIGHEST_AVS_WA.html
title = Western Australia, Australian First-Class Season 2002/2003: Averages
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-26
* cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2003-04/AUS_LOCAL/STATS/FC_2003-04_WA.html
title = Western Australia, Australian First-Class Season 2003/2004: Averages
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-26
* cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2004-05/AUS_LOCAL/STATS/FC_2004-05_WA.html
title = Western Australia, Australian First-Class Season 2004/2005: Averages
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-26
] He did not play in the 2005–6 Pura Cup and only appeared three times in the limited-overs ING Cup. [cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2005-06/AUS_LOCAL/PC/STATS/PC_2005-06_BAT.html
title = 2005-06 Pura Cup Batting Averages
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-26
] [cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2005-06/AUS_LOCAL/ING/STATS/ING_2005-06_BAT.html
title = 2005–06 ING Cup Batting Averages
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-26
]

International career

Early one-day seasons

Gilchrist was called up for the Australian One Day International (ODI) team in 1996, his debut coming against South Africa at Faridabad, 25 October 1996 as the 129th Australian ODI cap. [cite web
url = http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/australia/content/player/caps.html?country=2;class=2
title = Players – Australia – ODI Caps
accessdate = 2007-02-22
publisher = Cricinfo
] cite web
url = http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/66063.html
title = Titan Cup – 5th Match, Australia v South Africa
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-20
] While not particularly impressive with the bat on his debut, scoring 18 before being bowled by Allan Donald, Gilchrist took his first catch as an international wicketkeeper, Hansie Cronje departing for a golden duck from the bowling of Paul Reiffel. Gilchrist replaced Ian Healy for the first two ODIs in the 1997 Australian tour of South Africa, after Healy was suspended for dissent. When Healy returned Gilchrist maintained his position in the team as a specialist batsman after Mark Waugh sustained a hand injury. [cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1996-97/AUS_IN_RSA/ARTICLES/HEALEY_SORRY_26MAR1997.html
title = Healy says sorry for show of dissent
date=1997-03-26
accessdate = 2007-02-22
publisher = Cricinfo
author = Peter Deeley|
] It was during this One-day series that Gilchrist made his first ODI half-century, with an innings of 77 in Durban. [cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1996-97/AUS_IN_RSA/AUS_RSA_ODI4_05APR1997.html
title = South Africa v Australia, 1996/97, 4th One-day International
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-27
] Gilchrist went on to play in the Texaco Trophy later in 1997 in the 3–0 series loss against England. [cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1997/AUS_IN_ENG/STATS//AUS_IN_ENG_MAY-AUG1997_TEX_ODI_AVS.html
title = 1997 Texaco Trophy Averages, Australia vs England
accessdate = 2007-02-22
publisher = Cricinfo
]

At the start of the 1997–98 Australian season, Healy and captain Mark Taylor were omitted from the ODI squad as the Australian selectors opted for Gilchrist and Michael di Venuto. Gilchrist's elevation was made possible by a change in policy by selectors, who announced that selection for ODI and Test teams would be separate, with Test and ODI specialists selected accordingly, while Healy remained the preferred Test wicket-keeper. The new team was initially unconvincing, losing all four of its round robin matches against South Africa in the 1997–98 Carlton & United Series, [cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1997-98/OD_TOURNEYS/CUODS/AUS_RSA_CUODS_ODI1_04DEC1997.html
title = Carlton & United Series, 1997/98, 1st Match, Australia v South Africa
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-27
* cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1997-98/OD_TOURNEYS/CUODS/AUS_RSA_CUODS_ODI4_09DEC1997.html
title = Carlton & United Series, 1997/98, 4th Match, Australia v South Africa
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-27
* cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1997-98/OD_TOURNEYS/CUODS/AUS_RSA_CUODS_ODI8_11JAN1998.html
title = Carlton & United Series, 1997/98, 8th Match, Australia v South Africa
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-27
* cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1997-98/OD_TOURNEYS/CUODS/AUS_RSA_CUODS_ODI11_18JAN1998.html
title = Carlton & United Series, 1997/98, 11th Match, Australia v South Africa
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-27
] with multiple players filling Taylor's role as Mark Waugh's opening partner without success. Gilchrist also struggled batting in the lower order at number seven, the conventional wicket-keeper's batting position.cite web
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/other_international/australia/squad/4594123.stm
title = Australia profiles: Adam Gilchrist
date=2005-06-06
accessdate =2007-03-10
author = Dean Jones
publisher = BBC Sport
] In the first final against South Africa at the Melbourne Cricket Ground Gilchrist was selected as Waugh's opening partner. In a particularly poor start to the new combination, Waugh was run out after a mix-up with Gilchrist.cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1997-98/OD_TOURNEYS/CUODS/AUS_RSA_CUODS_ODI-FINAL1_23JAN1998.html
title = Carlton & United Series, 1997/98, 1st Final, Australia v South Africa
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-27
] However, in the second final, Gilchrist struck a century, his first in an ODI, to spearhead Australia's successful run chase at the Sydney Cricket Ground, securing his position as an opening batsman. [cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1997-98/OD_TOURNEYS/CUODS/AUS_RSA_CUODS_ODI-FINAL2_26JAN1998_MR.html
title = Gilchrist century lifts Australia
author = Nelson Clare
date=1998-01-27
accessdate = 2007-02-27
publisher = Cricinfo
]

Touring New Zealand in February 1998, Gilchrist achieved the highest average of all Australian batsmen with 50.00, [cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1997-98/AUS_IN_NZ/AUS_IN_NZ_FEB1998_ODI_AVS.html
title = ODI Series Averages – Australia v New Zealand
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-22
] and, significantly, effected his first ODI stumping, the wicket of Nathan Astle in the Second ODI in Wellington. [cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1997-98/AUS_IN_NZ/AUS_NZ_ODI2_10FEB1998.html
title = Australia in New Zealand, 1997-98, 2nd One-Day International
accessdate = 2007-02-22
publisher = Cricinfo
] He went on to play in the Coca Cola Cup in Sharjah in April 1998, a triangular tournament between Australia, India and New Zealand. Australia finished runners-up in the tournament, with Gilchrist taking nine dismissals as wicketkeeper and averaging over 37 with the bat. [cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/1997-98/OD_TOURNEYS/CCC/STATS/CCC_APR1998_ODI_AUS.html
title = Coca-Cola Cup 1997/98 Averages, Australia
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-22
] A productive individual performance in the One-day Carlton & United Series in January and February 1999 against Sri Lanka and England resulted in Gilchrist finishing with a batting average of 43.75 with two centuries and a fifty, a highest score of 154, and a total of 27 dismissals in 12 matches. [cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1998-99/OD_TOURNEYS/CUODS/STATS/CUODS_JAN-FEB1999_ODI_FIELD_MOST_DISMISS.html
title = Carlton & United Series 1998/99 Most Fielding Dismissals
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-22
] [cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1998-99/OD_TOURNEYS/CUODS/STATS/CUODS_JAN-FEB1999_ODI_AUS.html
title = Carlton & United Series 1998/99 Averages – Australia
accessdate = 2007-02-23
publisher = Cricinfo
] The 1999 tour of the West Indies continued to prove Gilchrist's ability as a wicketkeeper-batsman, with a batting average of just under 30 at a strike rate of nearly 90.00, and seven fielding dismissals in a seven-match series which ended 3–3 with one tie. [cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/1998-99/AUS_IN_WI/STATS/AUS_IN_WI_FEB-APR1999_ODI_AVS.html
title = ODI Series 1998/99 Averages, Australia v West Indies
accessdate = 2007-02-22
publisher = Cricinfo
]

First World Cup success

Gilchrist played in every match of Australia's successful World Cup campaign, [cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/WC99/STATS/BY_TEAM/AUS/WC99_AVS_AUS.html
title = ICC World Cup 1999 Averages - Australia
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-27
] his quick-fire 63 runs in 39 balls against Bangladesh easing the Australians into the Super Six stage of the tournament. [cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/WC99/SCORECARDS/GROUP-B/AUS_BDESH_WC99_ODI22_27MAY1999.html
title = ICC World Cup, 1999, 22nd Match, Australia v Bangladesh, Group B
accessdate = 2007-02-27
publisher = Cricinfo
] His half-century in the final helped secure Australia's first world title since 1987 with an eight wicket victory over Pakistan. [cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/WC99/SCORECARDS/FINALS/AUS_PAK_WC99_ODI-FINAL_20JUN1999.html
title = ICC World Cup, 1999, Final, Australia v Pakistan
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-27
] Success in the World Cup was followed by a defeat by Sri Lanka in the final of the Aiwa Cup in August 1999, [cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1999-2000/OD_TOURNEYS/AIWA/SCORECARDS/AUS_SL_AIWA_ODI-FINAL_31AUG1999.html
title =Aiwa Cup, 1999, Final, Sri Lanka v Australia
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-27
] despite Gilchrist being the most successful batsman and wicket-keeper of the tournament, [cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/1999-2000/OD_TOURNEYS/AIWA/STATS/AIWA_AUG1999_BAT_MOST_RUNS.html
title = Aiwa Cup 1999/00 Batting - Most Runs
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-27
] and a whitewash of Zimbabwe in October of that year. [cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1999-2000/AUS_IN_ZIM/SCORECARDS/AUS_IN_ZIM_RESULTS_SUMMARY.html
title = Australia in Zimbabwe, 1999-2000
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-27
]

Test debut

Gilchrist made his Test match debut against Pakistan at the Gabba in Brisbane in November 1999cite web
url = http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/63854.html
title = Pakistan in Australia Test Series – 1st Test
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-20
] and became the 381st Australian Test cricketer. [cite web
url = http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/australia/content/player/caps.html?country=2;class=1
title = Players – Australia – Caps
accessdate = 2007-02-22
publisher = Cricinfo
] He replaced Healy for the start of the series, despite Healy's entreaties to the selectors to allow him a farewell game in front of his home crowd. [cite web
url = http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/275948.html
title = Healy wants suitable exits for 100–Test veterans
publisher = Cricinfo
date=2007-01-09
accessdate = 2007-02-20
] Gilchrist's icy reception at the Gabba did not faze him; [cite web
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/cricket/specials/australia_v_south_africa/1771739.stm
title = The Bulls at Australia's gates
author = Martin Gough
date=2002-01-20
accessdate = 2007-02-20
publisher = BBC Sport
] he took five catches, stumped Azhar Mahmood off Shane Warne's bowling and scored a rapid 81, in a match which Australia won comfortably. In his second Test match he made an unbeaten 149 to help guide Australia to victory in a game which looked well beyond their reach.cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1999-2000/PAK_IN_AUS/SCORECARDS/PAK_AUS_T2_18-22NOV1999.html
title = Pakistan in Australia, 1999/00, 2nd Test
accessdate = 2007-02-20
publisher = Cricinfo
] Australia were struggling on 126 for 5 with a target of 369 to win as he joined his Western Australian team-mate, Justin Langer, but the pair put on a record-breaking partnership to enable Australia to win the Test. [cite web
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/cricket/531646.stm
title = Records fall as Aussies smash Pakistan
publisher = BBC Sport
date=1999-11-22
accessdate = 2007-02-20
] Gilchrist was also successful in the One-day tournament, the Carlton & United Series, with Australia beating Pakistan 2–0 in a best-of-three final. [cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/1999-2000/OD_TOURNEYS/CUODS/CUODS_JAN-FEB2000_RESULTS-SUMMARY.html
title = Carlton & Union Series 1999-2000 results
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-27
]

In the Third Test against New Zealand in 2000, Gilchrist recorded the third best Test performance ever by a wicketkeeper, taking ten catches in the match. [cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1999-2000/AUS_IN_NZ/SCORECARDS/AUS_NZ_T3_31MAR-04APR2000.html
title = Trans-Tasman Trophy, 1999/00, 3rd Test, New Zealand v Australia
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-22
] Later that year, he was handed the vice-captaincy of the Australian Test team in place of Shane Warne, who had been plagued by a number of off-the-field controversies .cite web
url = http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/84770.html
title = Gilchrist named Australia's new vice-captain
author = John Polack
date=2000-08-04
accessdate = 2007-03-06
]

A Test series whitewash over New Zealand [cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1999-2000/AUS_IN_NZ/AUS_IN_NZ_FEB-APR2000_RESULTS-SUMMARY.html
title = RESULTS SUMMARY - Australia in New Zealand, 1999-2000
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-03-07
] was followed by a West Indian touring party and Gilchrist captaining his Test team for the first time in place of the injured Steve Waugh in the Third Test in Adelaide. Despite a mediocre personal performance during the match, some excellent bowling by Colin Miller resulted in a hard-fought five-wicket victory for Australia. Gilchrist described the match as "the proudest moment of my career".cite web
url = http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/australia/content/story/86738.html
title = Gilchrist hails proudest moment of career
author = Lawrie Colliver
publisher = Cricinfo
date=2000-12-19
accessdate = 2007-03-06
]

Waugh regained the captaincy on his return to the team for the Fourth and Fifth Tests, with the series finishing as a 5-0 whitewash. [cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2000-01/WI_IN_AUS/WI_IN_AUS_NOV2000-FEB2001_RESULTS-SUMMARY.html
title = RESULTS SUMMARY - West Indies in Australia, 2000-2001
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-03-07
] This was followed by a less-than-successful Australian tour of India where, despite a man-of-the-match performance in the First Test in Mumbai (scoring 122 runs and taking six catches in a ten wicket victory), [cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2000-01/AUS_IN_IND/SCORECARDS/AUS_IND_T1_27FEB-03MAR2001.html
title = Border-Gavaskar Trophy, 2000/01, 1st Test, India v Australia
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-03-07
] Gilchrist's form dipped momentarily, with a rare "king pair" (two golden ducks in the same match) in the Second Test in Kolkata and just two runs in his two innings in Chennai. He was out LBW four consecutive times in the last two Tests. [cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2000-01/AUS_IN_IND/SCORECARDS/AUS_IND_T2_11-15MAR2001.html
title = Border-Gavaskar Trophy, 2000/01, 2nd Test, India v Australia
accessdate = 2007-03-07
publisher = Cricinfo
] [cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2000-01/AUS_IN_IND/SCORECARDS/AUS_IND_T3_18-22MAR2001.html
title = Border-Gavaskar Trophy, 2000/01, 3rd Test, India v Australia
accessdate = 2007-03-07
publisher = Cricinfo
] His one-day form, however, was reasonable during the same period, averaging just over 40 in Australia's successful Carlton Series campaign at home against Zimbabwe and West Indies, [cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2000-01/OD_TOURNEYS/CUODS/STATS/CUODS_JAN-FEB2001_ODI_BAT.html
title = Carlton Series, 2000-01 Batting Averages
accessdate = 2007-03-07
publisher = Cricinfo
] [cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2000-01/OD_TOURNEYS/CUODS/CUODS_JAN-FEB2001_RESULTS-SUMMARY.html
title = Carlton Cup 2001 Schedule & Results
accessdate = 2007-03-07
publisher = Cricinfo
] and 43.00 in the ODI series in India. [cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/2000-01/AUS_IN_IND/STATS/AUS_IN_IND_FEB-MAR2001_ODI_AVS.html
title = Australia in India, 2000/01 Test Series Averages
accessdate = 2007-03-07
publisher = Cricinfo
] During this series he captained the ODI team for the first time, winning all three of the matches under his captaincy.cite web
url = http://stats.cricinfo.com/guru?sdb=player;playerid=4176;class=odiplayer;filter=basic;team=0;opposition=0;notopposition=0;season=0;homeaway=0;continent=0;country=0;notcountry=0;groundid=0;startdefault=1996-10-25;start=1996-10-25;enddefault=2007-02-11;end=2007-02-11;tourneyid=0;finals=0;daynight=0;toss=0;scheduledovers=0;scheduleddays=0;innings=0;result=0;followon=0;seriesresult=0;captain=0;keeper=0;dnp=0;recent=;viewtype=bat_list;runslow=;runshigh=;batposition=0;dismissal=0;bowposition=0;ballslow=;ballshigh=;bpof=0;overslow=;overshigh=;conclow=;conchigh=;wicketslow=;wicketshigh=;dismissalslow=;dismissalshigh=;caughtlow=;caughthigh=;caughttype=0;stumpedlow=;stumpedhigh=;csearch=;submit=1;.cgifields=viewtype
title = Adam Gilchrist ODI career statistics
accessdate = 2007-03-07
publisher = Cricinfo
]

2001 Ashes

Gilchrist played a pivotal role in the 2001 Ashes series which Australia won 4–1, with a batting average of 68.00 and 26 dismissals in the five match series.cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/2001/AUS_IN_ENG/STATS/AUS_IN_ENG_2001_TEST_AVS.html
title = Australia in England, 2001 Test Series Averages
accessdate = 2007-02-23
publisher = Cricinfo
] During this series, he captained the team in the Fourth Test at Headingley after an injury to Steve Waugh.cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2001/AUS_IN_ENG/SCORECARDS/AUS_ENG_T4_16-20AUG2001.html
title = The Ashes, 2001, 4th Test
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-03-07
] Gilchrist declared late on the fourth day leaving England with a target of 315, which, despite losing two early wickets, England reached with six wickets to spare, (Mark Butcher scoring an unbeaten 173, including 24 boundaries). [cite web
url = http://www.ecb.co.uk/england/six-ashes-battles,961,BP.html
title = Six great Ashes battles
author = ECB
accessdate = 2007-03-07
]

Two home series followed in the 2001–02 season, a fully drawn (0–0) three match series against New Zealand and a whitewash over South Africa 3–0. The Australians then toured South Africa the next month and it was during the First Test in Johannesburg that Gilchrist broke the record for the fastest double century in Tests, [cite web
url = http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/114548.html
title = Gilchrist downplays record after remarkable double century
author = Michael Crutcher
date=2002-02-24
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-20
] requiring 212 balls for the feat. [cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/2001-02/AUS_IN_RSA/SCORECARDS/AUS_RSA_T1_22-26FEB2002.html
title = Australia in South Africa, 2001-02, 1st Test
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-23
] This was eight balls quicker than Ian Botham's innings against India at The Oval in 1982. [cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1980S/1982/IND_IN_ENG/IND_ENG_T3_08-13JUL1982.html
title = England v India, 1982, 3rd Test
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-23
] The record lasted only one month, however, with New Zealand's Nathan Astle taking 59 balls less to reach the milestone during an innings in March 2002. [cite web
url = http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?xml=%2Fsport%2F2002%2F03%2F17%2Fscmj18.xml&_requestid=235704
title = Whirlwind Astle steals show in losing cause
author = Martin Johnson
publisher = telegraph.co.uk
date=2002-03-17
accessdate = 2007-02-20
] During the three-match Test series against South Africa, Gilchrist had an astonishing average of 157.66 at an equally impressive strike rate of just below 100. [cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/2001-02/AUS_IN_RSA/STATS/AUS_IN_RSA_FEB-APR2002_TEST_AVS.html
title = Australia in South Africa, 2001-02 Test Series Averages
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-03-07
]

Gilchrist captained the ODI team, once again for a single match, against Kenya in Nairobi during the PSO Tri-Nation Tournament. [cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/2002-03/OD_TOURNEYS/TTK/TTK_AUG-SEP2002_POINTS-TABLE.html
title = PSO Tri-Nation Tournament, 2002 Points Table
accessdate = 2007-03-07
publisher = Cricinfo
] Despite Australia's unbeaten run in the competition, the final, against Pakistan was abandoned due to rain, so the teams shared the trophy. [cite web
url = http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/123030.html
title = Rain provides reprieve to Pakistan
accessdate = 2007-03-07
publisher = Cricinfo
author = Agha Akbar
date=2002-09-07
]

From the time of his debut up to the 2003 World Cup, Gilchrist's entry to Test cricket included 11 series and appearance in 39 Tests.cite web
url = http://stats.cricinfo.com/guru?sdb=player;playerid=4176;class=testplayer;filter=advanced;team=0;opposition=0;notopposition=0;homeaway=0;continent=0;country=0;notcountry=0;groundid=0;season=0;startdefault=1999-11-05;start=1999-11-05;enddefault=2007-01-05;end=2003-04-01;tourneyid=0;finals=0;daynight=0;toss=0;scheduleddays=0;scheduledovers=0;innings=0;followon=0;result=0;seriesresult=0;captain=0;keeper=0;dnp=0;recent=;viewtype=aro_series;runslow=;runshigh=;batposition=0;dismissal=0;bowposition=0;ballslow=;ballshigh=;bpof=0;overslow=;overshigh=;conclow=;conchigh=;wicketslow=;wicketshigh=;dismissalslow=;dismissalshigh=;caughtlow=;caughthigh=;caughttype=0;stumpedlow=;stumpedhigh=;csearch=;submit=1;.cgifields=viewtype
title = Statsguru - AC Gilchrist - Tests - Series averages
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-28
] With the exception of a difficult tour of India in 2000–01, when he averaged 24.80 (he made 124 runs in the series; 122 of them came in one innings), his performances with the bat were such that he was described at the time as the "finest batsman-wicketkeeper to have graced the game". [cite web
url = http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/australia/content/story/131843.html
title = Gilchrist: the best of the best
author = Lynn McConnell
date=2003-10-13
accessdate = 2007-02-28
publisher = Cricinfo
] At one point in March 2002, Gilchrist's Test average was over 60; the second-highest for any established player in Test history, [cite web
url = http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/118710.html
title = Gilchrist happy at No.7
author = Michael Crutcher
date=2002-03-10
accessdate = 2007-02-20
publisher = Cricinfo
] and he topped the ICC Test batting rankings in May 2002. [cite web
url = http://www.lgiccrankings.com/test/batting/player-display.php?id=2277
title = Adam Gilchrist Batting Test Ranking Statistics
accessdate = 2007-02-28
publisher = ICC
] Gilchrist went on to help the Australians retain The Ashes in 2002–03, playing in all five matches of the series, finishing with an average of over 55 and taking 25 dismissals as wicket-keeper. [cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2002-03/ENG_IN_AUS/STATS/ENG_IN_AUS_OCT2002-JAN2003_TEST_AVS.html
title = England in Australia, 2002-03 Test Series Averages
accessdate = 2007-03-07
publisher = Cricinfo
]

2003 World Cup

Gilchrist played in all but one of the matches in Australia's successful defence of their World Cup title, [cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/WC2003/STATS/WC2003_ODI_AVS_AUS.html
title = ICC Cricket World Cup, 2002/03 Averages, Australia
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-26
] and finished the tournament with a batting average of 40.80 at a strike rate of 105. He scored four half-centuries, including one in the final and was run out against Sri Lanka in the Super Six stage just a single run short of a century. [cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/WC2003/SCORECARDS/SUPSIX/AUS_SL_WC2003_ODI-SUPSIX1_07MAR2003.html
title = ICC World Cup, 2002/03, 1st Super Six Match, Australia v Sri Lanka
accessdate = 2007-02-27
publisher = Cricinfo
] He was also the competition's most successful wicketkeeper taking 21 dismissals. [cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/WC2003/STATS/WC2003_ODI_BAT_HIGHEST_AVS.html
title = ICC Cricket World Cup, 2002/03 Highest Batting Averages
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-27
] Success in the World Cup was followed up by a tour of the West Indies where Gilchrist was part of a side that won both the ODI and Test series. [cite web
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/statistics/2811029.stm
title = West Indies v Australia 2003
publisher = BBC Sport
accessdate = 2007-03-07
] The Australians also defeated a touring Bangladeshi cricket team in short series in both forms of the game. [cite web
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/statistics/2855075.stm
title = Bangladesh in Australia 2003
publisher = BBC Sport
accessdate = 2007-03-07
]

Decline and revival

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MCG vs India on 2007-12-27 (video 0:16)]

Gilchrist's Test form dipped again in early 2004, with an aggregate of 28 in six innings against India and Sri Lanka. However, he maintained high standards in the One-day game, including 111 against India in Bangalore, 172 against Zimbabwe and two further half-centuries in the VB Series in Australia.cite web
url = http://stats.cricinfo.com/guru?sdb=player;playerid=4176;class=odiplayer;filter=basic;team=0;opposition=0;notopposition=0;season=0;homeaway=0;continent=0;country=0;notcountry=0;groundid=0;startdefault=1996-10-25;start=1996-10-25;enddefault=2007-02-11;end=2007-02-11;tourneyid=0;finals=0;daynight=0;toss=0;scheduledovers=0;scheduleddays=0;innings=0;result=0;followon=0;seriesresult=0;captain=0;keeper=0;dnp=0;recent=;viewtype=bat_list;runslow=;runshigh=;batposition=0;dismissal=0;bowposition=0;ballslow=;ballshigh=;bpof=0;overslow=;overshigh=;conclow=;conchigh=;wicketslow=;wicketshigh=;dismissalslow=;dismissalshigh=;caughtlow=;caughthigh=;caughttype=0;stumpedlow=;stumpedhigh=;csearch=;submit=1;.cgifields=viewtype
title = Statsguru - AC Gilchrist - ODI Batting - Innings by innings list
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-03-07
] His success in One-day cricket was underlined by his rise to the top of the ICC ODI batting rankings in February 2004. [cite web
url = http://www.lgiccrankings.com/odi/batting/player-display.php?id=2277
title = Adam Gilchrist Batting ODI Ranking Statistics
author = ICC
accessdate = 2007-02-28
] A Test century against India in October 2004 proved to be a false renaissance; [cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2004-05/AUS_IN_IND/SCORECARDS/AUS_IND_T1_06-10OCT2004.html
title = Border-Gavaskar Trophy, 2004-05, 1st Test, India v Australia
accessdate = 2007-03-07
publisher = Cricinfo
] only 114 runs in seven Test innings and 139 runs in eight ODI innings towards the end of the 2004–05 season formed the lowest average period of Gilchrist's career until 2007. He took captaincy of the Test team once again, in place of the injured Ricky Ponting, [cite web
url = http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/143554.html
title = Gilchrist ready for Indian challenge
publisher = Cricinfo
date=2004-09-24
accessdate = 2007-02-20
] and led the Australian side to an historic 2–1 series victory on their 2004 tour of India, a feat last achieved in 1969. [cite web
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/3985071.stm
title = India pull off astounding victory
date=2004-11-05
accessdate = 2007-02-20
publisher = Cricinfo
]

In early 2005, he hit three successive Test centuries against Pakistan and New Zealand, [cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2004-05/PAK_IN_AUS/SCORECARDS/PAK_AUS_T3_02-06JAN2005.html
title = Pakistan in Australia, 2004–05, 3rd Test
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-20
* cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2004-05/AUS_IN_NZ/SCORECARDS/AUS_NZ_T1_10-14MAR2005.html
title = Trans–Tasman Trophy, 2004–05, 1st Test, New Zealand v Australia
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-20
* cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2004-05/AUS_IN_NZ/SCORECARDS/AUS_NZ_T2_18-22MAR2005.html
title = Trans–Tasman Trophy, 2004–05, 2nd Test, New Zealand v Australia
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-20
] but later in 2005, he suffered from a prolonged slump in form, particularly in Test cricket, leading for calls for him to be dropped down the order from opening batsman to as low as number seven. A mediocre 2005 Ashes series, averaging 22.62, [cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2005/AUS_IN_ENG/STATS/AUS_IN_ENG_JUN-SEP2005_TEST_AVS.html
title = Australia in England, 2005 Test Series Averages
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-03-08
] was punctuated with an excellent 121 not out in the final game of the one-day NatWest Series, Gilchrist being awarded the man-of-the-match award. [cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2005/OD_TOURNEYS/NWC/SCORECARDS/AUS_ENG_NWC_ODI3_12JUL2005.html
title = NatWest Challenge, 2005, 3rd Match
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-03-08
] His one-day form also began to suffer, scoring only 11 runs in three ODIs in New Zealand and 13 in the first two matches of the VB Series. He was rested for two games and returned to form against Sri Lanka on 29 January 2006 on his home ground, the WACA, hitting 116 runs off 105 balls to lead Australia to victory.cite web
url = http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/vbseries/content/story/234829.html
title = Gilchrist back with a bang
author = Peter English
date=2006-02-19
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-20
] He continued in this vein with the fastest ever century by an Australian in just 67 balls against Sri Lanka at the Gabba. [cite web
url = http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/vbseries/content/story/236987.html
title = Gilchrist and Katich seal series
author = Peter English
date=2006-02-14
accessdate = 2007-02-20
]

On 16 December 2006, during the Third Ashes Test at the WACA, Gilchrist scored a century in 57 balls, including twelve 4s and four 6s, [cite web
url = http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/ausveng/engine/match/249224.html
title = The Ashes - 3rd Test, 2006-07
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-03-07
] the second fastest recorded Test century. At 97 runs from 54 balls, Gilchrist needed three runs from the next delivery to better Viv Richards' record set in 1986. [cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1980S/1985-86/ENG_IN_WI/ENG_WI_T5_11-16APR1986.html
title = The Wisden Trophy, 1985/86, 5th Test, West Indies v England
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-23
] The ball delivered by Matthew Hoggard was wide and Gilchrist was unable to score from it. [cite web
url = http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/272887.html
title = 'Viv deserves fastest hundred' - Gilchrist
date=2006-12-16
author = Peter English
accessdate = 2007-02-22
publisher = Cricinfo
] He later claimed that the "batting pyrotechnics" had been the result of a miscommunication with the Australian captain Ricky Ponting; Gilchrist had actually been told "not" to score quick runs with a view to declaring the innings. [cite web
url = http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2006/12/16/1166162375651.html
title = Wrong end of Gilly's stick
date=2006-12-17
author = Alex Brown
publisher = Sydney Morning Herald
accessdate = 2007-02-22
]

He carried this good form into the 2006-07 Ashes series with a century and two fifties, averaging over 45 at a strike rate of over 100 as Australia easily regained The Ashes. [cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2006-07/ENG_IN_AUS/STATS/ENG_IN_AUS_NOV2006-FEB2007_TEST_AVS.html
title = The Ashes, 2006-07 Test Series Averages
accessdate = 2007-03-08
publisher = Cricinfo
] However, both he and Australia suffered a surprising string of poor results in the 2006-07 Commonwealth Bank Series, Gilchrist managing an average of only 22.20 during the tournament. England won with two finals victories over the Australians. [cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2006-07/OD_TOURNEYS/CBS/STATS/CBS_JAN-FEB2007_ODI_AVS_AUS.html
title = Commonwealth Bank Series, 2006-07 Averages, Australia
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-03-08
] He was then rested for Australia's winless three-match ODI tour of New Zealand, [cite web
url = http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/nzvaus/content/story/279668.html
title = Ponting and Gilchrist to rest - Hussey to lead Australia for New Zealand tour
date=2007-02-09
accessdate = 2007-03-08
publisher = Cricinfo
] before his selection for the 2007 Cricket World Cup. [cite web
url = http://cricketworldcup.indya.com/event/teams/australia.htm
title = ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 West Indies - Australia Squad
accessdate = 2007-03-08
author = ICC
] Having previously indicated that it was highly likely that he would retire after the 2007 World Cup, [cite web
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/other_international/australia/4786167.stm
title = Gilchrist set to work on batting
date=2006-08-12
publisher = BBC Sport
accessdate = 2007-02-23
] he then stated a desire to continue playing on after the tournament. [cite web
url = http://www.theage.com.au/news/news/gilchrist-has-no-plans-to-call-it-quits/2006/12/21/1166290679279.html
title = Gilchrist has no plans to call it quits
date=2006-12-22
author = Vanessa Burrow, Alex Brown and Trevor Marshallsea
publisher = The Age
accessdate = 2007-02-23
]

2007 World Cup

Gilchrist and Australia started their 2007 World Cup campaign successfully, winning all three of their matches in Group A, against Scotland, [cite web
url = http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/wc2007/engine/current/match/247458.html
title = ICC World Cup - 2nd Match, Group A, Australia v Scotland
accessdate = 2007-03-14
publisher = Cricinfo
] the Netherlands and South Africa. Australia won all six of their matches in the Super8 stage with little difficulty, topping the table and thus qualifying for a semi-final rematch against fourth-placed South Africa. Gilchrist opened the Australian batting in each match, taking a pinch-hitting role in the opening powerplays. Initially successful in the group matches, scoring 46, 57 and 42, he failed in the first Super8 match against West Indies (7), but bounced back to scored a second half-century (59 not out) in a ten-wicket victory against Bangladesh in a match drastically shortened due to rain. After a run of middling scores, he failed again in the final Super8 match against New Zealand.

As batsman, Gilchrist was dismissed for a single run in the semi-final against South Africa. As wicket-keeper, however, he took four catches, equalling the most dismissals in one match in the tournament and bringing his total for the tournament to 14, second behind Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara.

Gilchrist opened the batting against Sri Lanka in the final. This was Gilchrist's third successive World Cup final, and the third time he scored a half-century in World Cup finals. Gilchrist went on to score 149 runs off 104 balls with thirteen fours and eight sixes, the highest individual score in a World Cup final, eclipsing his captain Ricky Ponting's score of 140 in the previous final. He was named the man of the match. Subsequently there has been some controversy over Gilchrist's use of a squash ball inside his glove during this innings [Cite web
url = http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,21671078-2,00.html
title = Legality of Gilchrist's innings questioned
accessdate = 2007-05-15
publisher = news.com.au
date=2007-05-04
] . The MCC stated that Gilchrist had not acted against the laws or the spirit of the game, since there is no restriction against the external or internal form of batting gloves. [Cite web
url = http://www.dawn.com/2007/05/09/spt7.htm
title = Adam Gilchrist's use of squash ball Legal: MCC
accessdate = 2008-02-15
publisher = dawn.com
date=2007-05-09
]

2008 Indian Premier League

Adam Gilchrist was purchased by Hyderabad franchise the Deccan Chargers on the 20th of Feb in the highly publicised player auction for US$ 700,000.

He started slowly in the IPL scoring 23 against the Kolkata Knight Riders, 8 against the Delhi Daredevils and 13 against the Rajasthan Royals. However in the fourth match Adam Gilchrist hammered the fastest hundred in the IPL, off just 42 balls, as Deccan notched up their first win in Mumbai.

Adam Gilchrist led the [http://hyderabad-deccanchargers.com Deccan Chargers] in the second half of the IPL in the absence of regular captain VVS Laxman, who was ruled out for the rest of the tournament due to injury.

Retirement

On 26 January 2008 during the final Test of the 2007-08 series against India, Gilchrist announced that he would retire from international cricket at the end of the season.cite web
url = http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/ausvind/content/current/story/333484.html
title = Gilchrist announces his retirement
date = 2008-01-26
accessdate = 2008-01-26
publisher = Cricinfo
] A back injury kept Ricky Ponting off the field for sections of the Indian's second batting innings, resulting in Gilchrist captaining the team for the part of final two days of his Test cricket career. [ [http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/ausvind/engine/current/match/291354.html?innings=3;view=commentary Cricinfo commentary, India's 2nd Innings, Fourth Test, Australia vs India, Adelaide 2007-08] ] India batted out the match for a draw, leaving Gilchrist 14 runs in the first innings being his final Test innings, however he did take his 379th and final catch when Virender Sehwag was caught behind. [cite web
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/7212527.stm
title = Sehwag denies Gilchrist final win
date = 2008-01-28
accessdate = 2008-01-28
publisher = BBC News
]

John Buchanan, former Australia coach, predicted that Gilchrist's retirement would have more impact that the previous year's retirements of Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne and Justin Langer and Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd asked Gilchrist to reconsider. [cite web
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/other_international/australia/7212649.stm
title = Where next for Australia?
date = 2008-01-28
accessdate = 2008-01-28
publisher = BBC News
] Gilchrist later revealed that he choose to retire after dropping VVS Laxman during the test matches against India, and realising that he had lost his "competitive edge." [cite web
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/7212681.stm
title = Error convinced Gilchrist to quit
date = 2008-01-28
accessdate = 2008-01-28
publisher = BBC News
] He played out the summer in the ODI series with a succession of farewells around the country, before ending in disappointment when India beat Australia two matches to nil in the 2007-08 Commonwealth Bank Series finals. [ [http://www.espnstar.com/cricket/indvaus/newsdetails.cmd?id=7031095 CBS AUS vs IND: Youthful India prompt Gilchrist goodbye] ; ESPNStar; 2008-03-05] His highlight of the series was scoring 118 and being named Man of the Match in his final match at his adopted home ground of the WACA Ground in Perth on 15 February 2008. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/7246330.stm "Gilchrist inspires Aussies to win"] BBC News retrieved 15 February 2008]

Style of play

Gilchrist's attacking batting has been a key part of Australia's one–day success, as he usually opens the batting. He was a part of the successful 1999, 2003 and 2007 Cricket World Cup campaigns. [cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/WC99/SQUADS/WC99_AUS-SQUAD.html
title = 1999 World Cup in England, Australia Squad
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-20
] [cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/WC2003/SQUADS/WC2003_AUS-SQUAD.html
title = 2003 World Cup in South Africa, Australia Squad
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-20
] Gilchrist's test batting average in the top 40s is unusually high for a wicket-keeper. He is currently 45th on the all–time list of highest batting averages.cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/STATS/TESTS/BATTING/TEST_BAT_HIGHEST_AVS.html
title = Test Career Highest Batting Averages
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-20
] He maintains a powerful Test strike–rate of 82 runs per hundred balls. His combination of attack and consistency create one of the most dynamic world cricketers ever, [cite web
url = http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/142892.html
title = Wisden rates Gilchrist the fastest scorer ever
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-10-18
] playing shots to all areas of the field with uncommon timing. Gilchrist's skills as a wicket-keeper are sometimes questioned; some people would claim that he is the best keeper in Australia while Victorian wicket-keeper Darren Berry was regarded by many as the best Australian wicket-keeper of the 1990s and early 2000s. [cite web
url = http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/4137.html
title = Player profile – Darren Berry
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-20
] [cite web
url = http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/03/16/1079199224548.html?from=storyrhs
title = Berry bows out as Vics grab the glory
author = theage.com.au
date=2004-03-17
accessdate = 2007-02-20
]

In this role, Gilchrist is perhaps disadvantaged by his relatively tall stature for a pure wicket-keeper. However, while perhaps not as elegant as some, he has successfully kept wicket for leg spinner Shane Warne over many years, managing many stumpings, missing few catching chances, and letting through few byes. With Alec Stewart and Mark Boucher, he shares the record for most catches (6) by a wicketkeeper in a One Day International, however he has now achieved this feat five times, the most recent versus India in 2008 CB Series. [cite web
url = http://stats.cricinfo.com/australia/content/records/283828.html
title = One Day International Records - Most Catches in an Innings
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-10-18
] The match in 2007 was also the second time he took 6 dismissals and scored a half century in the same ODI; he remains the only player to do so even once. [cite web
url = http://stats.cricinfo.com/australia/content/records/315604.html
title = One Day International Records - A fifty and five dismissals in an innings
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-10-18
] At Old Trafford in August 2005, he passed Alec Stewart's world record of 4,540 runs as a Test wicketkeeper, [cite web
url = http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/engvaus/content/story/215867.html
title = Taking an unfamiliar route
date=2005-08-12
author = Peter English
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-23
] Statistically, he is currently the most successful ODI wicket-keeper in history; with 400 catches and 53 stumpings, a total of 453 dismissals, his closest rival, Mark Boucher, is more than 80 dismissals behind.cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/STATS/ODIS/FIELDING/ODI_FIELD_MOST_DISMISS.html
title = ODI Career Most Fielding Dismissals
accessdate = 2007-10-18
publisher = Cricinfo
]

Walking and discipline

Cricket has for many years debated whether batsmen should "walk", that is to agree that they have been dismissed and leave the field of play without waiting for (or contrary to) an umpire's decision. Gilchrist reignited this debate by walking during a high-profile match, the 2003 World Cup semi-final against Sri Lanka.cite web
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport3/cwc2003/hi/newsid_2860000/newsid_2860000/2860007.stm
title = Walking on a blue moon
date=2003-03-18
author = Oliver Brett
accessdate = 2007-02-21
] He has since proclaimed himself to be "a walker", or a batsman who will consistently walk, [cite web
url = http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/cbs/content/story/213757.html
title = Gilchrist wants to keep walking
date=2005-07-19
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-21
] and has done so on numerous occasions.cite web
url = http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/natwestseries/content/story/212374.html
title = Ponting surprised by Gilchrist the walker
publisher = Cricinfo
date=2005-07-01
accessdate = 2007-02-21
] On one occasion against Bangladesh, Gilchrist walked but TV replays failed to suggest any contact between his bat and the ball. Without such contact, he could not have been caught out.

Gilchrist's actions have sparked debate amongst current and former players and umpires. cite web
url = http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/cbs/content/story/141595.html
title = On walking
author = Mukul Kesavan
date=2004-11-11
accessdate = 2007-02-21
publisher = Cricinfo
] Ricky Ponting has declared on several occasions that he is not a walker but will leave it to each player to decide whether they wish to walk or not. [cite web
url = http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/cbs/content/story/130529.html
title = Don't walk, Ponting urges team-mates
author = Will Swanton
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-21
date=2003-03-19
] While no other Australian top order batsmen have expressly declared themselves to be walkers, lower-order batsmen Jason Gillespie and Michael Kasprowicz both walked during Test matches in India in 2004.cite web
url = http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/cbs/content/story/142415.html
title = Learning to walk
author = Peter English
date=2004-10-14
accessdate = 2007-02-20
publisher = Cricinfo
] In 2004, New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming accused Gilchrist of conducting a "walking crusade" when Craig McMillan refused to walk after Gilchrist had him caught off an edge from the bowling of Jason Gillespie in the First Test between Australia and New Zealand, in Brisbane.cite web
url = http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/cbs/content/story/141874.html
title = Fleming accuses Gilchrist of walking 'crusade'
date=2004-11-22
accessdate = 2007-02-21
publisher = Cricinfo
] After the appeal was turned down by the umpire, who did not hear the edge, Gilchrist goaded McMillan about the edge, and McMillan's angry response was picked up by the stump microphone: "...not everyone is walking, Gilly ... not everyone has to walk, mate...". The taunt was effective, however, as McMillan, perhaps distracted, missed the next ball and was given out leg before wicket.

Gilchrist has been noted for his emotional outbursts on the cricket field, and has been fined multiple times for dissent against umpiring decisions.cite web
url = http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/australia/content/story/234409.html
title = Gilchrist fined for dissent
publisher = Cricinfo
date=2006-01-25
accessdate = 2007-02-21
] [cite web
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/in_depth/2001/india_v_australia/1247262.stm
title = McGrath and Gilchrist fined
publisher = BBC Sport
date=2001-03-28
accessdate = 2007-02-21
] [cite web
url = http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/srilanka/content/story/137027.html
title = Gilchrist fined for dissent, but Symonds cleared
publisher = Cricinfo
date=2004-02-24
accessdate = 2007-02-21
] In January 2006, he was fined 40% of his match fee in an ODI against South Africa. [cite web
title = 2006: Penalties imposed on players for breaches of ICC Code of Conduct
url = http://www.icc-cricket.com/icc/rules/penalties/2006.html
publisher = International Cricket Council
accessdate = 2007-01-30
] In another instance, in early 2004 in Sri Lanka, Gilchrist audibly argued with umpire Peter Manuel after batting partner Andrew Symonds was given out. [cite news
first = Michael
last = Donaldson
title = CRIK: Gilly could be in hot water
work = Sports Newswires
publisher = Australian Associated Press
date = 2004-02-24
accessdate = 2008-02-18
quote = The replays show Gilchrist firing some heated words at Manuel when he raised his finger to signal Symonds' dismissal for 10.
] After the argument concluded, Manuel consulted umpiring partner Billy Bowden and reversed his decision, recalling Symonds to the crease. [cite web
url = http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/137018.html
title = A fine gesture that will strengthen the game
author = Charlie Austin
date=2004-02-23
accessdate = 2007-02-26
publisher = Cricinfo
] Gilchrist has also been reprimanded for criticism of other players, including questioning Muttiah Muralitharan's bowling action in 2002. [cite web
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/2009911.stm
title = Gilchrist questions Murali action
publisher = BBC Sport
date=2002-05-27
accessdate = 2007-03-07
] According to the Australian Cricket Board (ACB) Gilchrist was reprimanded as a result of being found guilty of being in breach of ACB rules concerned with "detrimental public comment". [cite web
url = http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/australia/content/story/120116.html
title = Adam Gilchrist reprimanded by ACB Code of Behaviour Commission
author = ACB
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-03-07
date=2002-05-30
]

Achievements

Awards

Gilchrist was one of five Wisden Cricketers of the Year for 2002, [cite web
url = http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/wisdenalmanack/content/story/154367.html
title = CRICKETER OF THE YEAR 2002, Adam Gilchrist
author = Wisden
accessdate = 2007-02-20
] and Australia's One-day International Player of the Year in 2003 and 2004. He was awarded the Allan Border Medal in 2003, [cite web
url = http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/128196.html
title = Gilchrist wins the Allan Border Medal
author = John Salvado
date=2003-01-28
accessdate = 2007-02-20
publisher = Cricinfo
] and was the only Australian cricketer currently playing to have been named in "Richie Benaud's Greatest XI" in 2004. [cite web
url = http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/india/content/story/135375.html
title = Murali misses out in Benaud's Greatest XI
accessdate = 2007-02-20
date=2004-08-23
publisher = Cricinfo
] He was selected in the ICC World XI for the charity series against the ACC Asian XI, 2004–05, [cite web
url = http://aus.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2004-05/OTHERS/TSUNAMI/TSUNAMI_ICC-XI-SQUAD.html
title = World Cricket Tsunami Appeal, 2004–05, One–Day Internationals, ICC World XI
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-20
] was voted as "World's Scariest Batsman" in a poll of international bowlers, [cite web
url = http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/cbs/content/story/211318.html
title = Gilchrist voted scariest batsman
date=2005-06-17
accessdate = 2007-02-20
publisher = Cricinfo
] and was named as wicket-keeper and opening batsman in Australia's "greatest ever ODI team." [cite web
url = http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2007%5C02%5C28%5Cstory_28-2-2007_pg2_4
title = Australia names greatest ODI team
accessdate = 2007-03-01
date=2007-02-28
author = Daily Times
] In a poll of over ten thousand people hosted in 2007 by Cricinfo, he was voted the ninth greatest all-rounder of the last one hundred years. [cite web
url = http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/allrounder/content/current/story/292544.html
title = Sobers named as Cricinfo's greatest allrounder
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-04-27
]

Test match performance

Test debut: vs Pakistan, Brisbane, 1999–2000.
*Gilchrist's best Test batting score of 204 not out was made against South Africa, Johannesburg, 2001–2002. [cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/2001-02/AUS_IN_RSA/SCORECARDS/AUS_RSA_T1_22-26FEB2002.html
title = Australia in South Africa, 2001–02, 1st Test
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-20
]
*He has captained Australia in six Tests: four wins, one loss, one draw.cite web
url = http://www.howstat.com/cricket/Statistics/Players/PlayerOverview.asp?PlayerID=2192
title = Player Profile (Test) – Adam Gilchrist
author = HowSTAT!
accessdate = 2007-02-20
]
*Holder of the record for most sixes in a Test career, with 100 sixes.cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/STATS/TESTS/BATTING/TRIVIA/BAT_MOST_SIXES_CAREER.html
title = Tests – Most Sixes in a Career
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-20
]
* Holder of second fastest Test Hundred (100 in 57 deliveries) vs England, 16 December 2006. [cite web
url = http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/ausveng/engine/match/249224.html
title = The Ashes – 3rd Test, 2006/07 season
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-20
]
* Holder of the second most Test dismissals by a wicketkeeper (416), 4 February 2008.cite web
url = http://stats.cricinfo.com/ci/content/records/283791.html
title = Records - Test Cricket - Most dismissals in career
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-04
]
* Holder of most Test centuries by a wicketkeeper (17), 4 February 2008.cite web
url = http://stats.cricinfo.com/statsguru/engine/stats/index.html?class=1;filter=advanced;keeper=1;orderby=runs;runsmin1=100;runsval1=runs;template=results;type=batting
title = StatsGuru - Most Centuries by wicketkeeper - Tests
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-04
]

ODI highlights

ODI debut: vs South Africa, Faridabad, 1996–97.
* Holder of most ODI dismissals by a wicketkeeper (455*), 4 February 2008.cite web
url = http://stats.cricinfo.com/ci/content/records/283792.html
title = Cricinfo - Records - One-Day Internationals - Most dismissals in a career
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-04
]
*Gilchrist's best ODI batting score of 172 was made against Zimbabwe, Hobart, 2003–04. [cite web
url = http://uk.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/2003-04/OD_TOURNEYS/VBS/SCORECARDS/AUS_ZIM_VBS_ODI4_16JAN2004.html
title = VB Series, 2003/04, 4th Match, Australia v Zimbabwe
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-20
]
*He has captained Australia in 15 ODIs: 11 wins, 4 losses.cite web
url = http://www.howstat.com/cricket/Statistics/Players/PlayerOverview_ODI.asp?PlayerID=2192
title = Player Profile (ODI) – Adam Gilchrist
accessdate = 2007-02-20
author = HowSTAT!
]
*Holder for record of second fastest ODI century by an Australian (100 from 67 deliveries against Sri Lanka on 14 February 2006) and equal ninth overall internationally. [cite web
url = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/STATS/ODIS/BATTING/ODI_BAT_FASTEST_100S.html
title = One Day Internationals – Fastest Centuries and Half Centuries
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-04-28
]
* Holder of most ODI centuries by a wicketkeeper (15), 4 February 2008.cite web
url = http://stats.cricinfo.com/statsguru/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;filter=advanced;keeper=1;orderby=runs;runsmin1=100;runsval1=runs;template=results;type=batting
title = StatsGuru - Most Centuries by wicketkeeper - ODIs
publisher = Cricinfo
accessdate = 2007-02-04
]

References

External links

* [http://www.adamgilchrist.com/ Adam Gilchrist's official website]
* [http://www.cricket-online.com/player.php?player_id=2173 Cricket–Online profile on Adam Gilchrist]
* [http://content.cricinfo.com/australia/content/player/5390.html Cricinfo profile on Adam Gilchrist]
* [http://www.howstat.com.au/cricket/Statistics/Players/PlayerOverview_ODI.asp?PlayerId=2192 HowSTAT! statistical profile on Adam Gilchrist]

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DATE OF BIRTH = 14 November 1971
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