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    Gilchrist to enter ICC Hall Of Fame

    UPDATED 09 DECEMBER, 2013 5:36PM AEST | BY CA STAFF



    Australia Test champion Adam Gilchrist will be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame later this week.

    Former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis will also have the same honour bestowed upon him, the ICC has confirmed.

    Gilchrist was one of Australia’s most prolific wicketkeeper-batsmen, having represented his country in 96 Tests in a career that spanned 12 years. He amassed 5,570 Test runs and claimed 416 dismissals behind the stumps, including 379 catches and 37 stumpings. He also captained the Test team on six occasions.

    He scored 17 Test centuries and 26 half-centuries, while his best performance with the bat came against South Africa in Johannesburg in 2002 when he scored 204 not out in an innings that saw Gilchrist hit 19 boundaries and eight sixes.

    In the 287 ODIs he played, he amassed 9,619 ODI runs, dismissed batsmen 472 times behind the stumps and captained Australia 17 times. He scored 16 centuries and 55 half-centuries and his best innings in the one-day format saw him score 172 against Zimbabwe in Hobart, Tasmania.

    Gilchrist was part of the Australia sides that won the ICC Cricket World Cup in 1999, 2003 and 2007, while he was also part of the team that lifted the ICC Champions Trophy in 2006. Gilchrist’s first-class career began in 1992 and when it ended in 2008, he had accumulated 10,334 runs and 811 dismissals as a wicketkeeper.

    “I am delighted to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame and to be doing it in front of my home crowd on the first day of the third Test will be a very special occasion for me and my family,” said Gilchrist.

    “I’m looking forward to the day and would like to thank all the living Hall of Famers and voting academy who nominated and voted for me to join them.”

    Gilchrist will be honoured during the tea interval of the third Ashes Test match between Australia and England at the WACA while Waqar will join the exclusive club during the first Twenty20 International between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai Sports City on December 11.

    Waqar claimed 373 wickets from 87 Tests and 416 scalps from 262 One-Day Internationals.

    Two further ICC Cricket Hall of Fame inductees will be announced later this month.

    ICC Cricket Hall of Fame – initial inductees (55)

    Sydney Barnes, Bishan Bedi, Alec Bedser, Richie Benaud, Allan Border, Ian Botham, Geoffrey Boycott, Donald Bradman, Greg Chappell, Ian Chappell, Denis Compton, Colin Cowdrey, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Lance Gibbs, Graham Gooch, David Gower, WG Grace, Tom Graveney, Gordon Greenidge, Richard Hadlee, Walter Hammond, Neil Harvey, George Headley, Jack Hobbs, Michael Holding, Leonard Hutton, Rohan Kanhai, Imran Khan, Alan Knott, Jim Laker, Harold Larwood, Dennis Lillee, Ray Lindwall, Clive Lloyd, Hanif Mohammad, Rodney Marsh, Malcolm Marshall, Peter May, Javed Miandad, Keith Miller, Bill O’Reilly, Graeme Pollock, Wilfred Rhodes, Barry Richards, Vivian Richards, Andy Roberts, Garfield Sobers, Brian Statham, Fred Trueman, Derek Underwood, Clyde Walcott, Everton Weekes, Frank Woolley, Frank Worrell

    2009-10 Inductees

    Herbert Sutcliffe, Steve Waugh, Wasim Akram, Victor Trumper, Clarrie Grimmett

    2010-11 Inductees

    Rachael Heyhoe Flint, Ken Barrington, Courtney Walsh, Joel Garner

    2011-12 Inductees

    Belinda Clark, Frederick Spofforth, Curtly Ambrose, Alan Davidson

    2012-13 Inductees

    Enid Bakewell, Brian Lara, Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne

    2013-14 Inductees

    Waqar Younis, Adam Gilchrist and two more to be announced later this year

    Gilchrist to enter ICC Hall Of Fame

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    one of my dogs is called Gilly after the man


    have you seen that youtube clip of gilchrist as a 17 year old playing in the middlesex league?
    the tv crews were sent down to watch after hearing stories of a young aussie knocking centuries in just about every game


    great player

    can't remember the last time australia weren't blessed with a good to excellent batting keeper but gilchrist is the best i've seen

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    Good on him.
    Master Blaster of test cricket.
    I remember that Jo'burg innings, there were some sponsor signs at the back of the ground and the offer was a half million rand gold brick if any batsman hit one with a six.
    He missed it by about two inches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    can't remember the last time australia weren't blessed with a good to excellent batting keeper but gilchrist is the best i've seen
    without a doubt.

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    One of the best and fairest sportsman ever and a once in a lifetime athlete to boot.

    I feel privileged to have met him once and he was a nice decent bloke away from cricket.

    Gongrats to Gilly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
    one of my dogs is called Gilly after the man


    have you seen that youtube clip of gilchrist as a 17 year old playing in the middlesex league?

    Have you got a link for that?

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