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Adam Gilchrist, born 14 November 1971), nicknamed “Gilly” or “Churchy”, is a former Australian cricketer and one of the most explosive batsmen in world cricket. He was the captain of Australia, and Middlesex. He is an attacking left-handedbatsman and record-breaking wicket-keeper, who redefined the role for the Australia national cricket team through his aggressive batting. He is widely regarded as the greatest wicket-keeper–batsman in the history of the game.
Adam Gilchrist held the world record for the most dismissals by a wicket-keeper in One Day International (ODI) cricket until it was surpassed by Kumar Sangakkara in 2015 and the most by an Australian in Test cricket. His strike rate is amongst the highest in the history of both ODI and Test cricket; his century against England at Perth in December 2006 is the fourth-fastest century in all Test cricket. He is the first player to have hit 100 sixes in Test cricket.
His 17 Test and 16 ODI centuries are the second most by a wicket-keeper, only after Kumar Sangakkara. He holds the unique record of scoring at least 50 runs in successive World Cup finals (in 1999, 2003 and 2007). Adam Gilchrist swashbuckling 149 off 104 balls against Sri Lanka in the 2007 World Cup final is rated one of the greatest World Cup innings of all time. He is one of only three players to have won three titles. Adam Gilchrist is also the first player to reach 1000 runs in the Indian Premier League. Gilchrist is renowned for walking when he considers himself to be out, sometimes contrary to the decision of the umpire.
Adam Gilchrist made his first-class debut in 1992, his first One-Day International appearance in 1996 in India 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 andRicky Ponting were unavailable. He retired from international cricket in March 2008.
In March 2013, Adam Gilchrist announced that he would join the Caribbean Premier League, a Twenty20tournament in the West Indies in July along with teammate Ricky Ponting.