After taking 259 wickets in 71 Tests to become Australia's sixth-highest wicket-taker, Jason Gillespie has remained involved in cricket, and is the current coach of Yorkshire County Cricket Club.
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- May 2013
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- Yorkshire Vikings!
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- AFL, Cricket, League,
My first memory of the Australian Cricket Team when I was involved was the 1996 World Cup. We had been having a fantastic season as a team for South Australia and I had been amongst the wickets as well.
I have a confession to make. I really enjoyed the ‘sledging’ or ‘chirping’ during this series. Now before I get shouted down from the rooftops, I would like to give you my take on it.
The Boxing Day Test is an institution, and I’m not just talking about the cricket match either.
The first Test played at Adelaide Oval was a fantastic match. It was always going to be an incredibly emotional match following the tragic passing of Phillip Hughes.
After defeating Bangladesh in Dhaka in the first Test in our 2006 tour, we moved to Chittagong for the second and final Test of the series. My Adelaide cricket club teammate Dan Cullen made his debut, which was great.
Cricket is unique. No other sport has three formats – one that lasts multiple days using a red ball, and two games that are played over 50 and 20 overs respectively using a white ball.