GARY KIRSTEN

  • Globetrotting coaches make World Cup impact February 24, 2015

    Sydney: Most of the teams competing at the World Cup have travelled a long way to reach Australia and New Zealand but that's nothing to the journeys made by some of their coaches. Unlike other team sports such as football and rugby, top-flight cricket came relatively late to the idea of...
  • Will Kirsten's presence give South Africa a big advantage over India? February 19, 2015

    The 47-year-old is back with AB de Villiers' side as a consultant for 50 days a year and joined the squad on Wednesday. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Kirsten's presence in SA camp won't make much difference, says Gavaskar February 19, 2015

    Even as South Africa plot India's downfall with the help of Gary Kirsten and Mike Hussey, cricketing greats Sunil Gavaskar and Ian Chappell on Wednesday felt their presence would not make much of a difference to the Proteas' chances in their World Cup game against the holders. South Africa have hired...
  • ICC World Cup: Gary Kirsten in focus for India-South Africa clash February 19, 2015

    Having coached one team to the World Cup title, Gary Kirsten is now helping plot another nation's bid for the coveted prize and the two will meet when India take on South Africa on Sunday. Kirsten, the former South African opening batsman, was India's coach when Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men won...
  • 'Gary Kirsten's presence in SA camp won't make much difference' February 18, 2015

    Melbourne: Even as South Africa plot India's downfall with the help of Gary Kirsten and Mike Hussey, cricketing greats Sunil Gavaskar and Ian Chappell on Wednesday felt their presence would not make much of a difference to the Proteas' chances in their World Cup game against the holders. South Africa have...
  • World Cup 2015: Hussey, Kirsten, Donald plotting India's downfall February 18, 2015

    Melbourne: South Africa's record against India in the World Cup has been an enviable 3-0, having convincingly won their matches in three editions ('92, '99 and 2011), but the Proteas are leaving no stone unturned to make it 4-0 when the two teams square off at the MCG on Sunday. To...
  • World Cup: India have good chance of defending cup, says Gary Kirsten February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Former India coach Gary Kirsten exuded confidence in the defending champions, asserting that they have what it takes to retain the cricket World Cup crown. "They can retain the title. Absolutely! Everyone seems to write off India but that is a very dangerous thing to do because they know...
  • India have learnt how to win World Cups: Gary Kirsten February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Despite the pessimism over India's prospects at the cricket's 50-over showpiece event, former coach Gary Kirsten feels the side has a good chance to defend the title as it has "learnt how to win World Cups". "I think there is a lot of pessimism around their opportunities but they...
  • India have a good chance of winning the World Cup: Gary Kirsten February 7, 2015

    Kolkata: India's World Cup-winning coach Gary Kirsten termed Indian cricket team as an "incredibly strong unit which opponents will find it tough to beat" during the upcoming mega event starting February 14. "The Indians have a really good chance of retaining the trophy. They have produced a new team after 2011...
  • Former cricket coach Gary Kirsten back as South Africa mentor November 13, 2014

    Former South Africa coach Gary Kirsten has been recalled to help the South Africa prepare for next year's World Cup and will act as a batting coach and mentor in the upcoming one-day series in Australia. The 46-year-old guided India to their World Cup triumph on home soil in 2011 and...
  • Lacklustre bowling, inconsistent batting hurting Delhi: Kirsten May 12, 2014

    After a string of poor performances by his team in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014, Delhi Daredevils coach Gary Kirsten said lacklustre bowling and inconsistent batting have been hurting them in the tournament. "Our bowling has not been up to the mark and batting has been inconsistent. We need to do...
  • Kirsten has given a whole new perspective to Delhi: Coulter-Nile April 20, 2014

    Dubai: In awe of his coach Gary Kirsten, Delhi Daredevils pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile says the South African has provided him a never-before-experienced insight into cricket in general and his bowling in particular. "Gary has been really good. He is always willing to come to you and have a chat and...
  • Kevin Pietersen all set for fresh start in IPL 7 April 14, 2014

    After an unceremonious England exit, Kevin Pietersen takes a fresh guard as skipper of Delhi Daredevils in the seventh edition of IPL. ...
  • Pietersen right man to lead Delhi Daredevils: Gary Kirsten April 11, 2014

    After getting sacked by England, Kevin Pietersen has committed to play for Delhi Daredevils throughout IPL 7. ...
  • Coaching in IPL is a different challenge, says Gary Kirsten April 9, 2014

    There has been a lot of talk about whether the decision of not retaining Virender Sehwag was justified, but Delhi Daredevils coach Gary Kirsten feels that irrespective how it pans out, that was the only way forward. "At the auction we made a decision to select a new squad and not...
  • Not eyeing IPL 7 to prove critics wrong, says Kevin Pietersen April 8, 2014

    Axed from England's set-up earlier this year, Kevin Pietersen on Tuesday said he will not use the upcoming Indian Premier League to "prove anything" to his detractors. A little more than two months after being dropped from England's international set-up, Pietersen said he has already accepted the harsh reality that he...
  • South Africa are in safe hands, says former captain Graeme Smith April 4, 2014

    Graeme Smith believes South Africa are in safe hands, despite his retirement as captain and the recent departures of coach Gary Kirsten and allrounder Jacques Kallis, because the squad are still brimming with experience. Smith announced his retirement in March after 12 years, more than 9,000 test runs and 27 centuries...
  • Graeme Smith the greatest Test captain ever, says Gary Kirsten March 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Graeme Smith has received an enormous compliment from former India coach Gary Kirsten, who called the just-retired South African legend the "best captain that has ever lived" in Test cricket. The South African called time on his international cricket career after a successful run that saw him being handed...
  • Yet to decide on Delhi Daredevils' captaincy: Gary Kirsten February 13, 2014

    After buying Kevin Pietersen for 9 crore, Delhi Daredevils are yet to decide on the captaincy role for season 7. ...
  • I would like to captain Delhi Daredevils: Kevin Pietersen February 13, 2014

    Bangalore: Controversial batsman Kevin Pietersen, whose England career came to an abrupt end after a disastrous Ashes campaign earlier this month, on Thursday expressed desire to lead the Delhi Daredevils in the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League. Pietersen was bought for a whopping Rs 9 crore by the Delhi...
  • Gary Kirsten rules himself out of coaching England February 9, 2014

    London: South African Gary Kirsten has said he does not want to be considered for the job of England team director because of personal reasons. The 46yearold had been tipped by many as a potential replacement for Andy Flower, who resigned last week to allow the team to rebuild after their...
  • Gary Kirsten rules himself out of England running February 7, 2014

    London: South African Gary Kirsten has said he does not want to be considered for the job of England team director because of personal reasons. The 46yearold had been tipped by many as a potential replacement for Andy Flower, who resigned last week to allow the team to rebuild after...
  • Not interested in role of England team director: Kirsten February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India coach Gary Kirsten is not interested in taking up the role of England's Team Director and had distanced himself from the job. The 46yearold former Proteas opener, who had guided India to World Cup victory and No 1 ranking in Test cricket, is third favourite in the...
  • Gary Kirsten keen to set up cricket academy in India January 28, 2014

    Hyderabad: Former South African cricketer Gary Kirsten is keen to set up a cricket academy in India, if he gets an opportunity. The former coach of the Indian team said while nothing was "majorly" planned, this was something he was certainly looking into. "I have been thinking about that. I would like...
  • Gary Kirsten makes surprise return to South Africa cricket October 28, 2013

    Cape Town: Former South Africa coach Gary Kirsten is to make a surprise return to the national team just months after he resigned by rejoining as a "batting mentor," Cricket South Africa said on Sunday. Kirsten will work with the squad for five days between the second and third oneday internationals...
  • Dale Steyn rested for two ODIs against Pakistan October 27, 2013

    Dubai: South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn will be rested for the first two oneday internationals against Pakistan while former Proteas coach Gary Kirsten will join the team as batting 'mentor' for part of the fivematch series. The series begins in Sharjah on Wednesday. Cricket South Africa said on Sunday that...
  • Kirsten's mantra for kids: Play spinners just like MSD does October 4, 2013

    New Delhi: If a bunch of 12 or 13yearolds get a chance to interact with the most successful coach of the Indian cricket team, it's a class they would never want to bunk. It was no different for the 100odd school cricketers who got a chance to attend former India and...
  • Zaheer Khan to train under former coach Gary Kirsten September 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Struggling with injuries and bad form, veteran India pacer Zaheer Khan has set his sights on Cape Town, where he will be travelling to train under former India coach Gary Kirsten, Times of India reported on Monday. Zaheer earlier spent six weeks in France, alongside allrounder Yuvraj Singh, to...
  • I always knew Virat will turn into a great player: Kirsten September 3, 2013

    Hyderabad: Former India coach Gary Kirsten always had the belief that the immensely talented Virat Kohli will grow into a "great cricketer" and the South African considers himself fortunate to have been a part of that process. "I always had a different kind of feeling when I started working with...
  • Delhi Daredevils announce Gary Kirsten as coach September 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Gary Kirsten, the former India and South Africa coach, was on Tuesday named as coach of IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils. The Delhi-based franchise announced Kirsten's appointment in a tweet from its official handle. This is Kirsten's first stint as coach of an IPL team. "The #DelhiDaredevils is delighted to...