Originally Posted by tooextracool
I think his average back then was 32-33, and its now 36. However hes always been pretty much hit and miss in ODIs and his record against the quality bowling attacks back then- SA, Wi or even England in the 90s is hardly very special
It's not that I disagree necessarily that Gilly is hit or miss or even your overall evaluation, it's more the strong line you draw between then and now. Gilchrist was
actually rated by many at the time, and was considered quite dangerous.
As to average, his was 35.78 walking into the 1999 World Cup (opening, it was 38.23). He did have a rotten tourney, but he was certainly not regarded as "not very good", going in.