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    Herschelle Gibbs named as Head Coach of Karachi Kings

    Herschelle Gibbs, ex-South African cricketer and current coach in several franchise leagues, has been announced as the new Head Coach for the PSL champions Karachi Kings.

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    In a move sure to strengthen the strong management core at the team under the maestro Wasim Akram, Karachi Kings has signed the ex-Protea known for his aggressive batting style and brilliant fielding, Herschelle Gibbs, as its Head Coach for the sixth season of the PSL.

    ”It was always going to be tough filling in Deano’s shoes, but Gibbsy has always been a great student of the modern game and with his growing exposure in coaching roles, I reckon he is a great fit at our team to continue our winning ways,” said a happy Karachi Kings President, Wasim Akram.

    “I am so excited by this appointment and really feel with the chemistry the Kings franchise has fostered over the years under great leadership and a wonderful bunch of guys who have cracked the winning formula this season, this is a great time to join them and hopefully keep up the momentum they’ve got going, said Gibbs, adding, “I look forward to working with the great “Waz” (Wasim Akram) and helping the team grow and build together this season.”

    Gibbs represented South Africa for 15 years, debuting in 1996, coincidentally playing his final international match in a T20 against Pakistan in 2010. After his international career, he played in various international T20 leagues, most recently coaching at the Afghan Shpageeza League and the recently concluded Lanka Premier League.

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    Wow, didn't see that one coming! Excellent news.


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    awkward choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Square Drive View Post
    Wow, didn't see that one coming! Excellent news.
    Is it? I ask as I have no reference of how good or bad Gibbs is as a coach

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    I hope our youngsters learn some fielding skills from H Gibbs, he was a beast fielder...

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    Any good? Experienced?

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    Could have done better...

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    From what I recall Gibb's experience in coaching is coaching a side in Afghanistan's T20 league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedwoodOriginal View Post
    From what I recall Gibb's experience in coaching is coaching a side in Afghanistan's T20 league.
    Think he coached a team in the recent Lankan Premier League as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrypathan View Post
    Think he coached a team in the recent Lankan Premier League as well
    Half the tournament, then headed back home.



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    Lol, doesnt seems like an inspired choice.

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    What happened to Gary Kirsten? He was an outstanding candidate.

    What pedigree does Gibbs have as a coach, if any?

    Might aswell give a qualified local coach a go.

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    Herschelle Gibbs is a revolutionary of fielding department. He was my favourite non-Indian cricketer till 2008.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingOfPakBreakfast View Post
    Is it? I ask as I have no reference of how good or bad Gibbs is as a coach
    He was coach of the Kandy Tuskers. They should have won the LPL but they messed up in the last leg.

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    Looks like PSL is on a cost cutting budget this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyRabbit View Post
    awkward choice.
    I know right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    He was coach of the Kandy Tuskers. They should have won the LPL but they messed up in the last leg.
    http://www.pakpassion.net/ppforum/sh...rschelle-Gibbs

    He coached Colombo Kings.


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    Hmmmmmmmmm.

    Good to have a foreigner, but have heard he abused a player in SLPL and that's why he was sent back

    True or not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullet Drive View Post
    Hmmmmmmmmm.

    Good to have a foreigner, but have heard he abused a player in SLPL and that's why he was sent back

    True or not?
    Didnít he tell Pakistani players to go back to the zoo back in 2007?

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    Karachi Kings:

    Sharjeel Khan
    Wasim Akram
    Shahzaib Hasan
    Mohammad Amir
    Zulfiqar Babar
    Herschelle Gibbs

    Spot the pattern


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt14 View Post
    Didn’t he tell Pakistani players to go back to the zoo back in 2007?
    No. It was some Pakistani fans in the crowd that had been abusing his family.

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    I honestly don't even know if he's qualified enough to be the Head Coach.

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    Interesting choice. I never knew he was into coaching.

    He was a great LOI batsman.



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    A local coach would have been a better choice because they’d at least have the rudimentary knowledge of local players. As far as I know Wasim doesn’t follow domestic cricket too closely, so there’s that.

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    He has extensive experience of international cricket, and was a very elegant stroke maker. Always good to have international coaches, they bring a different kind of experience and work ethics with them .

    Gibbs was an outstanding fielder also, team can learn from him in that aspect too.

    Not a bad choice at all.

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    He is also the coach of Rotterdam Rhinos in the upcoming Euro T20 slam (Got postponed due to covid), had a little stint with Colombo Lions in LPL too. Havent seen much of his coaching, will have to see how he goes and what kind performances KK gives under him.

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    As per some sources Gary Kirsten was also being considered but, Gibbs was their first choice. Big call this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan24 View Post
    As per some sources Gary Kirsten was also being considered but, Gibbs was their first choice. Big call this.
    Wait, what!?! They could have gotten Kirsten but their first choice was Gibbs?!

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    Surprised at this choice as Gibbs hasn't got much coaching experience and I would have thought a more experienced coach would have been the preferred option.



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    Quote Originally Posted by zacattakk View Post
    Wait, what!?! They could have gotten Kirsten but their first choice was Gibbs?!
    A bit like Arsenal going for Arteta whilst Ancelotti was also available


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    Lahore Javeds should now try to acquire the services of Gary Kirsten

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacattakk View Post
    Wait, what!?! They could have gotten Kirsten but their first choice was Gibbs?!
    Yes. As per some sources:

    "Gary Kirsten, Gibbs' countryman and former opening partner, was also in line for the spot but it is understood Gibbs was the first choice. Gibbs is Karachi's third head coach in five seasons, following Mickey Arthur who was charge since the inaugural edition in 2017 before he was replaced by Jones last year. Wasim Akram continues as President and head of the cricketing operations in the franchise".

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    Now if Karachi Kings can just rope in Azharuddin and Marlon Samuels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shariqnoor View Post
    Now if Karachi Kings can just rope in Azharuddin and Marlon Samuels.
    And Asif for technical assistance.

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    Dean Headley would have been a better choice or maybe Graham gooch


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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    Surprised at this choice as Gibbs hasn't got much coaching experience and I would have thought a more experienced coach would have been the preferred option.
    Recommendation from Mickey Arthur?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt14 View Post
    Karachi Kings:

    Sharjeel Khan
    Wasim Akram
    Shahzaib Hasan
    Mohammad Amir
    Zulfiqar Babar
    Herschelle Gibbs

    Spot the pattern
    Sorry, why is Zulfiqar Babar in that list?

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    Karachi: Former Scotland cricketer and current coach of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dougie Brown has been appointed as assistant coach of Karachi Kings for Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 6.
    Kings, who will defend their PSL 5 title in the upcoming edition which is all set to start from February 20 in Pakistan, had already appointed Herschelle Gibbs as new head coach.

    Brown brings a handsome experience of coaching and playing 25 ODIs and two T20I making his ODI debut for England in 1997.

    https://arysports.tv/karachi-kings-a...sistant-coach/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt14 View Post
    Karachi Kings:

    Sharjeel Khan
    Wasim Akram
    Shahzaib Hasan
    Mohammad Amir
    Zulfiqar Babar
    Herschelle Gibbs

    Spot the pattern
    Sigh, we'll just continue not to care. If he wants another job in another country, I couldn't care less. But we're always inundated with this stuff, we don't need more piled on top. We continue to show we're a country lenient on fixing, and as a result our cricketers will continue to get easily involved in this stuff, and even when caught, expect to make a full return in a few years like nothing happened. You've got to be cruel to be kind sometimes. It's not about punishment, it's about stopping the spread of fixing in its tracks. Other boards understand this, I don't know why Pakistan doesn't.

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    I remember him a while back when he was a pundit in Pakistan for a TV channel, it was so amusing seeing him discuss with the uncles @Markhor

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    Quote Originally Posted by ads101 View Post
    Sigh, we'll just continue not to care. If he wants another job in another country, I couldn't care less. But we're always inundated with this stuff, we don't need more piled on top. We continue to show we're a country lenient on fixing, and as a result our cricketers will continue to get easily involved in this stuff, and even when caught, expect to make a full return in a few years like nothing happened. You've got to be cruel to be kind sometimes. It's not about punishment, it's about stopping the spread of fixing in its tracks. Other boards understand this, I don't know why Pakistan doesn't.
    Dougie Brown now named assistant coach of Karachi. Entered the UAE coaching team after a fixing scandal a few years back.

    What the is going on here?
    Last edited by MenInG; 9th January 2021 at 14:07.

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    Gibbs was an instinctual batsman. A terrific but an un-coachable player.

    He could be a good motivator but he does not have the mindset of a coach. It will be difficult for him to coach his mindset into other players, especially the talentless Pakistani players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Gibbs was an instinctual batsman. A terrific but an un-coachable player.

    He could be a good motivator but he does not have the mindset of a coach. It will be difficult for him to coach his mindset into other players, especially the talentless Pakistani players.
    He is a talented sportsman with high standards. He played the highest level school boy rugby as well. He was impressive and played a pivotal position as well. There's actually video footage of him. If you'd like to see:



    It's right in the beginning of the video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozymandiasza View Post
    He is a talented sportsman with high standards. He played the highest level school boy rugby as well. He was impressive and played a pivotal position as well. There's actually video footage of him. If you'd like to see:




    It's right in the beginning of the video.
    Thanks for sharing. Gibbs was a tremendous athlete.

    One of my favorite cricketers growing up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozymandiasza View Post
    He is a talented sportsman with high standards. He played the highest level school boy rugby as well. He was impressive and played a pivotal position as well. There's actually video footage of him. If you'd like to see:



    It's right in the beginning of the video.
    Wow! The speed and agility is just superb. What an athlete. Looks unrecognisable with hair though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Thanks for sharing. Gibbs was a tremendous athlete.

    One of my favorite cricketers growing up.
    Great video but he costed the WC by dropping a dolly .

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy0204 View Post
    Great video but he costed the WC by dropping a dolly .
    Best South African ODI opener ever, but de Kock will surpass him.

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    The decision to appoint Gibbs has the potential to go 2 ways:

    1. A brilliant appointment and KK go on to win PSL6.

    2. It goes horribly wrong and Gibbs is sacked at the end of PSL6.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt14 View Post
    Dougie Brown now named assistant coach of Karachi. Entered the UAE coaching team after a fixing scandal a few years back.

    What the is going on here?
    I mean unfair to lot Dougie Brown with the rest of those, he did nothing wrong. If anything he should be commended for leading them through despite a fixing crisis.

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    Who’s decision was it to release Rizwan? Was it Gibbs? @saj

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    Who’s decision was it to release Rizwan? Was it Gibbs? @saj
    He's wanted to leave for a while as he wasn't playing much.

    Joint decision.




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