Gary Kirsten      

Full name Gary Kirsten

Born November 23, 1967, Cape Town, Cape Province

Current age 46 years 341 days

Major teams South Africa, Western Province

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Other Coach

Education Rondebosch BHS; University of Cape Town

Relation Father - N Kirsten, Brother - P Kirsten, Half-brother - PN Kirsten, Half-brother - AM Kirsten

Gary Kirsten
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 101 176 15 7289 275 45.27 16783 43.43 21 34 922 12 83 0
ODIs 185 185 19 6798 188* 40.95 9436 72.04 13 45 659 20 61 1
First-class 221 387 42 16670 275 48.31 46 79 171 0
List A 294 289 27 9586 188* 36.58 18 58 97 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 101 15 349 142 2 1/0 1/0 71.00 2.44 174.5 0 0 0
ODIs 185 3 30 23 0 - - - 4.60 - 0 0 0
First-class 221 1727 836 20 6/68 41.80 2.90 86.3 1 0
List A 294 138 112 3 1/25 1/25 37.33 4.86 46.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v South Africa at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 1993 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington, Mar 26-30, 2004 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v South Africa at Sydney, Dec 14, 1993 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v Sri Lanka at Durban, Mar 3, 2003 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1987/88
Last First-class New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington, Mar 26-30, 2004 scorecard
List A debut 1988/89
Last List A Western Province v Easterns at Cape Town, Feb 20, 2004 scorecard
Profile

Gary Kirsten was never blessed with the flair and the almost pure technique of his half-brother Peter, but his discipline, temperament and his penchant for hard work stood during his days as a batsman, when he became so established at the top of the South African batting order that it's almost impossible to think how they would cope without him. Then, all those virtues brought him rich rewards after his playing days too, as he became one of the most successful and popular coaches of India. The side went to the top of the Test rankings during his stint, which ended, quite fittingly, with India's World Cup triumph in 2011.

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Sep 3, 2013

Gary Kirsten with Eric Simons (left) and TA Sekar at a press conference, announcing his appointment as coach of Delhi Daredevils, Hyderabad, September 3, 2013

Gary Kirsten with Eric Simons (left) and TA Sekar at a press conference

© Delhi Daredevils

Jun 5, 2013

Duncan Fletcher and Gary Kirsten pose with the Champions Trophy on the eve of the tournament, Cardiff, June 5, 2013

Duncan Fletcher and Gary Kirsten pose with the Champions Trophy on the eve of the tournament

© Getty/ICC

May 2, 2013

Gary Kirsten at the announcement of South Africa's Champions Trophy squad, Cape Town, May 2, 2013

Gary Kirsten at the announcement of South Africa's Champions Trophy squad

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2004

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