It is rarely seen that a player performs well but he does not get a place in the team. Gary Gilmour is one such name, who made a strong performance for Australia in the World Cup but his international career lasted only 20 matches. Not only this, he played an important role in winning the semi-finals of cricket's Mahakumbh i.e. World Cup, also performed well in the final but could play only 5 ODI matches in his career.
Gary was born on 26 June 1951. This left-arm swing bowler had the ability to do wonders with the bat as well. He scored 52 runs and took 4 wickets in his Test debut in December 1973, batting at number nine, but his career was not long even in the longest format. He did the most powerful performance in the 1975 World Cup. He played a key role in Australia's victory against England in the semi-final at Leeds, taking 6 for 14. Not only this, he also played an innings of 28 not out and became the man of the match.
Then showed amazing in the World Cup final too and took 5 wickets for 48 runs. However, the Australian team could not achieve the target of 292 runs and had to face the title defeat by 17 runs. Gary also contributed 14 runs while batting at number 8 in this match. However, he struggled with fitness problems. Later, due to a foot injury, he also started adopting a mild attitude towards training and fitness.
Gary Gilmore played 15 Tests and only 5 ODIs in his career. In his Test career, he scored 483 runs in 22 innings, including a century and 3 half-centuries. Apart from this, 54 wickets were also taken. In ODIs, he scored 42 runs and took 16 wickets. He scored 3126 runs in 75 first class matches and took 233 wickets. He died on 10 June 2014 in a Sydney hospital, when he was 62 years old.