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Jason Gillespie (Former Australian Cricketer): Wife, Age, Records, Coach, Double Hundred

Jason Gillespie is a former Australian coach and a former fast-bowler who played all three formats of the game for the nation down under. Gillespie was a right-arm fast bowler and was quite handy at the lower-order in terms of batting as he also scored a Test double hundred versus Bangladesh.

Born: April 19, 1975
Jason Gillespie Age: 45 Years Old
Role: Right-Arm-Fast Bowler, Right-Handed-Batsman

Nickname: Dizzy

Personal Life

School: NA
College: Cabra Dominican College
Zodiac Sign: Taurus


Father: Nei Gillespie
Mother: NA
Jason Gillespie Wife: Anna nee McEvoy
Children: Jackson, Brandon, Kingston, Delaney, Sapphire

Cricketing Career

International Debut

Test: November 29, 1996 versus West Indies
ODI: August 30, 1996 versus Sri Lanka
Only T20I: July 13, 2005 versus England

Major Teams

Australia, Ahmedabad Rockets, Glamorgan, South Australia, Yorkshire

Jason Gillespie Wickets and Records

Tests: From the 71 Tests Gillespie has taken 259 wickets which included eight five wicket hauls.

ODIs: From the 97 ODIs Gillespie has scalped 142 wickets with an economy of 4.21. Jason had three five-wicket hauls to under his belt.

T20s: Gillispie has featured in 21 T20 cricket games and has taken 19 wickets all together.

Jason Gillispie Test Double Hundred

Jason Gillispie was also a decent lower-order batsman and scored a double hundred versus Bangladesh, an unbeaten 201, which is the highest score by a night-watchman in international cricket. Ironically, it was Gillispie’s final game for Australia.

Lesser Known Facts

Gillespie is a vegan, and has criticized the use of leather balls. While being the head coach of Yorkshire, Jason Gillespie said of the club being sponsored by a dairy: “Yes, they are a sponsor but it doesn't mean I agree with what they do. It's out of my control, just like the fact that cricket balls are made of leather”.

In the year 2004, he was named both in the World Test XI and ODI XI by the ICC.

It was on February 29, 2008, Gillespie announced his retirement from first-class cricket in Australia. He then played for a brief period in the Indian Cricket League for the Ahmadabad Rockets. Gillispie announced retirement from all forms of cricket in the same year.

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