Jason Gillespie is a right handed batsman and right arm fast bowler who plays for the Australian cricket team. He has also played for Yorkshire, South Australia, Glamorgan and Ahmedabad Rockets.
Gillespie debuted in One day Internationals on 30th August 1996 at Colombo against Sri Lanka. In this match he scored 6 runs in 13 deliveries and was stumped by Kaluwitharana off the bowling of Chandana. He bowled 6 overs, none of which were maidens, conceded 27 runs without taking any wicket. Sri Lanka won this match by 4 wickets with 25 deliveries to spare. Gillespie played his first Test match on 29th November 1996 at Sydney against West Indies. In the 1st innings, he remained unbeaten for 16 runs in 49 deliveries. He bowled 23 overs, out of which 5 were maiden, conceded 62 runs and took 2 wickets. In the 2nd innings, he did not get an opportunity to bat. He bowled 7 overs, out of which 2 were maidens, conceded 27 runs without taking any wicket. Australia won this match by 124 runs.
Gillespie played in 71 Test matches in which he bowled 14234 deliveries, conceded 6770 runs and took 259 wickets. His bowling average was 26.13 and economy rate 2.85. He scored 1218 runs at a batting average of 18.73 and strike rate 31.96. He took part in 97 One day Internationals in which he bowled 5144 deliveries and conceded 3611 runs while taking 142 wickets. His bowling average was 25.42 and economy rate 4.21. He scored 289 runs at a batting average of 12.56 and strike rate 78.53.