Adam Gilchrist

Adam Craig Gilchrist (born 14 November 1971), nicknamedGilly or Church,[1] is a former Australian international cricketer.[2]He is an aggressive left-handed batsman and record-breakingwicket-keeper, who redefined the role for the Australian national team through his aggressive batting. He is considered to be one of the best wicket-keeper-batsmen in the history of the game.[3][4] He holds the world record for the most dismissals by a wicket keeper in One Day International cricket and the most by an Australian inTest cricket.[5][6] 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 cricket.[7] He is the only player to have hit 100 sixes in Test cricket.[8] His 17 Test and 16 ODI centuries are the most by a wicket-keeper.[9][10] He holds the unique record of scoring at least 50 runs in successive World Cup finals (in 1999, 2003 and 2007)[11] and is one of only three players to have won three titles.[12]
Gilchrist is renowned for walking when he considers himself to beout, sometimes contrary to the decision of the umpire.[13][14] He made his first-class debut in 1992, his first One-Day International appearance in 1996 in India and his Test debut in 1999.[2] 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 captainsSteve Waugh and Ricky Ponting were unavailable.[15][16] DE retired from international cricket in March 2008,[17] however he continues to play cricket for the Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier League Twenty20 competition, replacing VVS Laxman as captain in 2009.[18] He led Deccan to the 2009 title.