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Adam Gilchrist


Who is Adam Gilchrist?

Adam Gilchrist: Adam Craig Gilchrist, AM, nicknamed "Gilly" or "Churchy", is a former Australian cricketer who has captained Australia, Deccan Chargers Kings XI Punjab and Middlesex. He is an attacking left-handed batsman 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. 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 ODI and Test cricket; his century against England at Perth in December 2006 is the third-fastest century in all Test cricket. 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 and is one of only three players to have won three titles.

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