Jason Gillespie: News

Former cricketer Jason Gillespie was one half of Australia's most successful new-ball pair. Fast, aggressive, and tenacious with a mullet, Gillespie was a throwback to fast bowlers of the '80s and '90s. There has been no bowler in the modern era with the amount of "play and miss" than Gillespie. It was due to the amount of movement he put on his deliveries. Gillespie was the first male to have an acknowledged Aboriginal ancestry to play a Test for Australia. He made his first-class debut in the 1994-95 season, and within no time, he made his international debut in an ODI against Sri Lanka in 1996. Gillespie's Test debut was against West Indies in 1996 as well. However, in the first few years of his career, he was unable to play consistent international cricket due to various injuries. When he returned in 2001, he had a shorter run-up which in turn reduced his pace but kept him away from further injuries. Gillespie's tenacity was visible when he batted as well. The double century he scored against Bangladesh as a nightwatchman in the last ever series he played for Australia in 2006 is a testament to his tenaciousness and stubbornness as a player.

31 Jul 2023

The Ashes

Revisiting the top-five spells in Ashes history

Cricket's oldest rivalry, Ashes sees the battle between two powerhouses of the game, Australia and England.

#ThisDayThatYear: Jason Gillespie scripts history with unbeaten 201

14 years ago on this day, former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie stunned the world by scoring a double century against Bangladesh in Chattogram.

21 Nov 2019

Pakistan Cricket Team

Dismissal of Rizwan sparks controversy in Australia-Pakistan Test: Details here

The first day of the Australia-Pakistan Test match in Brisbane was marred by a controversy.

Ball-tampering scandal: Ponting-Gillespie team to replace Lehmann?

Australia's most successful captain Ricky Ponting and former pace bowler Jason Gillespie are likely to replace, former team-mate Darren Lehmann, as the coaches of the Australian national team.

15 Mar 2018

Sachin Tendulkar

#ThisDayThatYear: First official Test match was played 141 years ago

141 years ago, the first ever Test match was played on March 15 in 1877 between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

02 Mar 2018


#CricketInNumbers: Batting records held by bowlers

There have been a number of times when the whole batting line-up has failed to score but the bowlers have stepped up to the situation to take the team out of trouble.