Gary Wilson

Country: Ireland
Born: February 05, 1986, Dundonald, Northern Ireland
Height: 5ft 10in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Playing role: Wicketkeeper Batter

Gary Wilson Bio

Gary Craig Wilson is a prominent Irish cricketer known for his exceptional skills as both a wicket-keeper and a batsman. With an illustrious career that spanned over several years, Wilson etched his name as one of Ireland’s most capped players, representing his nation in numerous high-profile tournaments.

Born on February 5, 1986, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Gary Wilson developed a passion for cricket at a young age. He honed his skills and made rapid progress, catching the attention of selectors with his impressive performances in domestic cricket.

Throughout his career, Wilson played a pivotal role in Ireland’s journey in seven major ICC events. These events included two 50-over World Cups and five T20 World Cups, where he showcased his talent on the biggest international stage. In a significant achievement, Wilson captained the Irish side in the T20 World Cup Qualifier in 2019, leading them to secure a spot in the prestigious tournament in 2021.

Although Ireland boasted the talents of two other accomplished wicket-keepers, Niall O’Brien and Lorcan Tucker, Wilson’s multifaceted abilities enabled him to hold his own in the team primarily as a middle-order batsman. In the 2015 World Cup, he delivered a memorable seventy-nine-ball knock of 80 against UAE, playing a crucial role in Ireland’s narrow victory. Wilson’s contribution was equally significant in their five-run triumph over Zimbabwe when he scored a crucial 25 runs.

Apart from his successes on the international stage, Gary Wilson enjoyed a fruitful county career, initially representing Surrey. During his stint with Surrey, he displayed his prowess as a batsman, accumulating nearly 3000 first-class runs at an impressive average of just under 40. Furthermore, Wilson led the team as captain during two seasons, showcasing his leadership abilities alongside his exceptional cricketing skills.

Following his tenure with Surrey, Wilson transitioned to Derbyshire, where he continued to excel. He assumed the role of captain for the T20 side in the Blast, leaving an indelible mark with his contributions.

In 2021, Gary Wilson announced his retirement from professional cricket, concluding a successful career filled with memorable achievements. Despite stepping away from playing, Wilson remained dedicated to the cricketing world by taking up coaching roles in Ireland’s inter-provincial system. Furthermore, he provided valuable insights as a consultant to both the national men’s and women’s teams, sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience.

Gary Wilson’s contribution to Irish cricket has been invaluable, setting an example for future generations of cricketers and leaving a lasting legacy as one of the country’s finest players.

Gary Wilson Career Stats

Gary Wilson Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 1 45 33* 15 114 39.47 0 0 7 0 6 0
T20Is 81 68 8 1268 65* 21.13 1212 104.62 0 3 108 20 40 7
ODIs 105 99 12 2072 113 23.81 2880 71.94 1 12 180 21 73 10
FC 107 166 22 4834 160* 33.56 - - 3 29 - - 197 5
List A 217 197 22 4066 113 23.23 5732 70.93 1 21 348 37 161 28
T20s 204 176 37 3350 80 24.1 2949 113.59 0 11 295 60 112 24

Gary Wilson Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 81 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 105 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 107 - 108 89 0 - - - 4.94 - 0 0 0
List A 217 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 204 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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