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    Gilchrist

    It's probably just me, but, I just get the feeling that Gilchrist may retire in the next one or two years. He has such a heavy workload - keeping in tests (now most go 5 days), keeping and opening in ODIs. He just looks a bit jaded and not as sharp as usual. He also has a good business brain and doesn't seem too consumed with cricket which may not prolong the finish to his career.

    But it just might be me.
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    Wasnt he always going to do the old retire-from-one-form-of-cricket thing?

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    He did have a very poor test series with both the bat and the gloves. Part of the reason for Australia's poor catching was his and Pontings continual drops. I can see him being given a couple of matches off mid series to freshen up.
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    I guess he's just going through a phase. Everyone goes through it.

    He'll be BACK next Series or the next after that... for sure...

    I think he still has 4-5 years in him.



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    Gilly has already indicated he will be retiring from the one dayers before he retires from the test matches. A lot of players like going on till the World Cup so I would say he will retire from the one dayers after 2007, and tests one or two years after that.

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    Yeah... Even I think he'll be around for World Cup 2007.

    I was just wondering though who after Adam Gilchrist?

    I haven't been in touch with Australian Domestic Cricket... ONly names I've heard are Ryan Campbell and Brad Haddin..

    Any other keepers to come on the stage after Gilchrist leaves?
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    I like the guy as well :S

    I dont know much about Australian domestic cricket myself. I guess some one else and not Brad Haddin may come up in 2007. Haddin would be 30 then. But he has been playing for Australia for almost as many years as Gilchrist has been playing for Australia. So he may get in for a few years.

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    Originally posted by Pratyush
    I like the guy as well :S
    Isn't it ironic? Where most of the Aussies seem to be hating the guy, we Indians seem to appreciate him...

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    Originally posted by Pratyush
    I like the guy as well :S

    I dont know much about Australian domestic cricket myself. I guess some one else and not Brad Haddin may come up in 2007. Haddin would be 30 then. But he has been playing for Australia for almost as many years as Gilchrist has been playing for Australia. So he may get in for a few years.
    Gilchrist started his test career a week short of his 28th birthday, so there's hope for Haddin yet.

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    Wouldnt surprise me if he just retired from keeping and played as a standalone batsmen / backup keeper.
    I'm sure if he was to do that he'd be able to get his batting back up to the form it was a few years ago and could warrent a place in the australian side on batting alone. It wasnt THAT long ago he was averaging 60 in tests. Although he soon dropped off a bit.

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    give the guy a break, he just had n off series, happens to the everyone (tendulkar had an entire off year)
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    Originally posted by age_master
    give the guy a break, he just had n off series, happens to the everyone (tendulkar had an entire off year)
    I didn't make this assumption just on his poor series with both gloves and bat. He has said before that retirement might not be too far away. And he has been increasingly pushing for more breaks for the players, I just thought with all this combined he may think about retiring sooner than we all think.

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    What feast upon some rubbish bowling by the South Africans to get his Test average up to 60 and some very good batting decks at Jo'burg and Newlands.

    Having Allan Donald tear his hamstring didnt help either.
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    Originally posted by Mister Wright
    I I just thought with all this combined he may think about retiring sooner than we all think.

    that depends on what everyone is thinking, i dont think there is anything to worry about, hes not retired yet worry about it when it happens

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    Originally posted by age_master
    that depends on what everyone is thinking, i dont think there is anything to worry about, hes not retired yet worry about it when it happens
    I'm not worried. At least not for tests anyway, Secombe could just slot in nice and easy. ODers may be a different kettle of fish with no stand out batsman/keeper.

    Just a feeling I have, I got it right on the Mark Taylor retirement.

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