Gary Kirsten: News

In a South African cricket team that had flamboyant batsmen like Jacques Kallis, Daryll Cullinan, and Lance Klusener, there was another batsman at the top of the order who set the tone of the South African innings in the '90s and early 2000s. Unlike his peers, who were a pleasure to watch, Gary Kirsten was a meticulous, old-school batsman. Stoic in his nature and hardworking, Kirsten was the one who laid the foundation from which the famous South African middle-order of those days built their innings. In a career that lasted 101 Tests, he had an unquenchable thirst for runs. The fact that he holds the record for the second-longest Test innings ever played (878 minutes) is a testament to that. He had the most runs and centuries in Tests by a South African until Kallis broke that record. It wasn't in just Tests that Kirsten was a maverick. He holds the record for the highest score by a South African in ODIs (188*). After calling it quits from international cricket in 2004, Kirsten turned to coaching. His meticulous nature and calm demeanor made him a success in coaching as well. He led India to their second World Cup victory in 2011.

11 Oct 2022

ICC T20 World Cup

Dan Christian, Gary Kirsten join Netherlands coaching staff: Details here

Netherlands have added former World Cup-winning coach Gary Kirsten and T20 veteran Dan Christian to their coaching staff for the ICC T20 World Cup.

31 Dec 2021


Gary Kirsten offers to coach England's Test side

Former India and South Africa coach Gary Kirsten has shown interest in coaching England's Test team.

Andy Flower likely to join Lucknow IPL franchise as coach

Former Zimbabwe skipper Andy Flower is being touted as the frontrunner for the head coach position of the newly inducted Indian Premier League (IPL) team Lucknow.

19 Dec 2020


Australia thrash India in Day-Night Test: Records broken

Australia wreaked havoc in the second innings with the ball against India on Day 3 of the first Test at the Adelaide Oval.

17 Aug 2020

Indian Cricket Team

'A privilege to have worked with Dhoni', says Gary Kirsten

In 2011, the eminent collaboration of ex-Indian captain MS Dhoni and coach Gary Kirsten ended Team India's 28-year-old quest for a World Cup trophy.

I will never leave RCB: Virat Kohli

Indian skipper Virat Kohli revealed that he will continue to represent his IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore as long as he plays.

26 Dec 2019

England Cricket Team

SA vs ENG: Anderson joins an exclusive list of bowlers

Veteran England pacer James Anderson showed why he is still a top bet at 37 years of age.

07 Oct 2019

England Cricket Team

ECB ropes in Chris Silverwood as men's head-coach: Details here

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has appointed Chris Silverwood as the new head coach of the men's national team.

Root wants new England cricket coach to focus on Tests

England cricket team's talisman Joe Root has not been involved in the selection of a new head coach.

Gary Kirsten backed for England cricket team coach job

Former Indian cricket team head coach Gary Kirsten is being backed for taking over England.

IPL: RCB sack Kirsten, Nehra; Katich named as head coach

Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have undergone a revamp of their support staff just three months after the 2019 edition.

Russell Domingo is the new head coach of Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has named South Africa's Russell Domingo as the new head coach of the national team.

28 Jun 2019

Hashim Amla

South Africa thrash Sri Lanka: Here are the records broken

The South African cricket team thrashed Sri Lanka in match number 35 of the ICC World Cup 2019 on Friday.

28 May 2019


World Cup: Here are the stats you need to know

The ICC World Cup 2019 begins this Thursday, as the teams are all set to put in their best efforts to lay hands on the coveted title.

IPL: Kirsten calls for 'structural changes' in RCB

Royal Challengers Bangalore are nearing the end of another woeful campaign in the Indian Premier League.

AB de Villiers thinks RCB can still qualify for play-offs

Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore might not have had the best start to their IPL 2019 campaign. However, the side is still not out of contention for the play-offs.

25 Mar 2019

Pakistan Cricket Team

Australia beat Pakistan in second ODI: Here're records broken

Australia are making the most out of their new found momentum as they took a crucial 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series against Pakistan.

18 Mar 2019


Will IPL help Indian players prepare for World Cup?

While the IPL begins in less than 10 days, the 2019 World Cup is also a couple of months away.

#CricketInNumbers: Statistics, records of South Africa in the World Cup

The ICC World Cup 2019 will start from May 30 onwards, in England and Wales.

22 Dec 2018


Women's cricket: Mithali, Harmanpreet retain captaincy roles

The Indian women's cricket team is all set to tour New Zealand next month for a three-match ODI and T20I series respectively.

20 Dec 2018


WV Raman reportedly appointed coach of Indian women's cricket team

Sources close to the BCCI have revealed to PTI that WV Raman will be taking over as the coach of the Indian women's cricket team.

19 Dec 2018


These names are in fray for India women's team coach

Several former cricketers are in fray for becoming the new India women's cricket team coach.

IPL 2019: Gary Kirsten surprises RCB with this move

The Indian Premier League's 12th edition is set to start in March next year.

05 Sep 2018


Former Indian pacer Ashish Nehra appointed as RCB coach

Former Indian left-arm pacer, Ashish Nehra, has been appointed as the coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore for the upcoming season.

Bangladesh keen on hiring Gary Kirsten as their consultant

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) are in talks with former SA player Gary Kirsten to hire him as a consultant for the national cricket team.

08 Mar 2018


Dhoni and Kirsten weren't in favour of selecting young Kohli

Former BCCI chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar has revealed both former Indian captain MS Dhoni and head coach Gary Kirsten were not keen on giving Virat Kohli a break in 2008.

02 Jan 2018


IPL 2018 rumour mills

IPL fans across the country will be biting their nails over the next few days, as the player retention date of January 4th closes in.

21 Jun 2017

Virat Kohli

What made Kumble resign as Indian cricket team coach?

On 20th June, Anil Kumble resigned as the coach of the Indian cricket team, as the team flew to West Indies for an upcoming series.

08 Jun 2017


Kumble not the top contender anymore

After officially re-applying for the job of Indian cricket team coach, sources close to BCCI claim that Anil Kumble is not the 'favorite' for the job.

Ashish Nehra eyeing to play in Champions Trophy

Veteran bowler Ashish Nehra has expressed his desire to play in the upcoming Champions Trophy in June this year.