2 World Records of Adam Gilchrist that might be broken in the future

Adam Gilchrist is one of the finest wicket-keeper batters that the game has seen. While he was almost flawless behind the stumps, he also had a vital role to play as a batter across formats. A few records of Gilly are untouchable to anyone. For instance, scoring more than 50 runs in three consecutive World Cup finals is hard to breach. That said, a few feats of the former Aussie can be beaten by some cricketers in the future. Here, we take a look at two World Records of Adam Gilchrist that might be broken in the future.

1) Most runs batting at No.7 in Tests – 3948 Runs

While he opened the batting in ODIs and T20Is, Gilchrist played at No.6 or No.6 in Tests. It was a very specific role that was designed for the cricketer. Later, many other teams also took a leaf out of this tactic and employed some of their attacking batters in this role.

Nowadays, the all-rounders are expected to have good batting skills. Hence, scoring around 4000 runs at No.7 may not be a big ask. Hence, this record of Gilly features on this list.


2) Highest career strike rate for a wicket-keeper in Tests (Min 5000 Runs) – 81.95

The highest strike rate for a keeper in Tests is one of the world records of Adam Gilchrist that might be broken in the future. Virender Sehwag holds the record for the highest strike rate for players who have got more than 5000 runs.

However, when it comes to the keepers, it is Gilchrist who leads the list. That said, this record may not be in for long. There are cricketers such as Rishabh Pant and Jonny Bairstow are doing well with their strike rates in Tests. Yes, Jonny may not be a regular keeper but he could don the role if required in the future. Hence, this record of Gilchrist is under threat.


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