GARY KIRSTEN

  • 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...
  • People are jealous of CSK because we have Dhoni: Srinivasan July 26, 2013

    Chennai: BCCI president N Srinivasan, who has stepped aside from his post in the wake of the IPL spotfixing scandal, on Friday took potshots at his detractors, saying they were "jealous" as he was able to rope in Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to lead his IPL franchise Chennai Super...
  • Can't afford to have another bad game, says SA coach Kirsten June 8, 2013

    London: After being beaten hands down by India in the opening game, South Africa coach Gary Kirsten is hoping for reversal of trend as they take on Pakistan in a mustwin game in Birmingham on Monday. Both teams have lost their first group B ICC Champions Trophy fixtures. With one eye...
  • De Villiers being groomed for Test captain role: Kirsten June 7, 2013

    Cape Town: AB de Villiers is not only looking to skipper South Africa to success at one day international level in the Champions Trophy, he is also auditioning for the role as Test captain, says coach Gary Kirsten. The wicketkeeperbatsman has led the ODI side for the last two years and...
  • Kirsten banking on IPL experience to bolster campaign May 27, 2013

    Johannesburg: South Africa coach Gary Kirsten has said their side will be banking on the intensity gained by its players from playing in the Indian Premier League to boost their chances in the upcoming Champions Trophy in England. "It's going to be really important for our players who have been playing...
  • South Africa await stern challenge post Kirsten era May 13, 2013

    Cape Town: Less than a year after climbing to the top of the Test rankings, South African cricket is suddenly faced with an uncertain future with respected coach Gary Kirsten set to depart and two top players at a crossroads in their careers. Kirsten's decision not to extend his contract when...
  • South Africa name Domingo as new coach May 11, 2013

    Johannesburg: Russell Domingo has been handed the huge task of taking over from World Cup winner Gary Kirsten as the new coach of South Africa's cricket team. Domingo was promoted from his position as assistant less than 24 hours after Kirsten announced he would not be taking up an offer...
  • Kirsten decides not to continue with South Africa May 10, 2013

    Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa says national coach Gary Kirsten has decided not to renew his contract and will leave his role this year. CSA made the announcement on Friday. The former batsman led South Africa to the top of the Test rankings after his appointment on a twoyear contract in August...
  • Steyn to miss first ODI against Pakistan March 8, 2013

    South Africa: South Africa are likely to go into the first ODI against Pakistan on Sunday without both their strike bowlers, Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel. Coach Gary Kirsten announced on Friday that Steyn will only join up with the squad before the second match in the five-match series...
  • Paddy Upton appointed Head Coach of RR January 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Rajasthan Royals on Friday announced that they have appointed Paddy Upton as the Head Coach of their Indian Premier League (IPL) team for the sixth season scheduled to begin in April 2013. The 44yearold is the mental conditioning coach of the South African team and assisted former Indian...
  • Kirsten keen to change South Africa's oneday luck January 18, 2013

    Cape Town: Gary Kirsten has proved to be a coach with a golden touch, firstly with India and now with South Africa. He took India to number one in Test cricket and they won the 2011 World Cup in his last assignment with the world's most populous cricket nation. In...