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Australia in South Africa 2017-18

'I would hope this never happens under my watch' - Gibson

Mar 27, 2018: The schadenfreude is subtle in the hosts' camp, but its there. They know Australia are in a bad position, so they sniff a maiden home-series win against this opposition since readmission

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth

SA likely to persist with extra batsman

Mar 7, 2018: A lack of big contributions from the line-up, a strong Australian attack and surfaces that are expected to be drier and more abrasive than usual may force the hosts to avoid thinking about a fourth fast bowler

Firdose Moonda

Australia in South Africa 2018

'Whose line is it anyway,' asks Gibson as SA maintain de Kock's innocence

Mar 7, 2018: South Africa's head coach Ottis Gibson was steadfast in his defence of Quinton de Kock ahead of an ICC code of conduct hearing on Wednesday

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v India, 5th ODI, Port Elizabeth

Gibson's tenure twist: from honeymoon to nightmare

Feb 14, 2018: After easing in with wins against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, the South Africa coach's term has turned disastrous early, with five losses in six matches against India

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

South Africa put World Cup over short-term goals

Jan 31, 2018: South Africa captain Faf du Plessis and coach Ottis Gibson are eager to try as many players as possible - even if it results in a few losses - in the lead up to the showpiece event in England

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

We asked for pace and bounce, not grass - Gibson

Jan 26, 2018: South Africa coach Ottis Gibson insisted that while they asked for surfaces that would assist their pace attack, the exaggerated bounce and lateral movement was unexpected

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

India in South Africa 2017-18

Gibson wants four quicks throughout home summer

Jan 9, 2018: 'I'm a very fast-bowling minded coach and I guess we will always have to find a balance to see if we get four fast bowlers in the team,' South Africa's coach has said

Firdose Moonda

Zimbabwe in South Africa 2017-18

Selecting South Africa's XI a 'good nightmare' - Gibson

Dec 22, 2017: With AB de Villiers and South Africa's four premier pacemen back in the reckoning, coach Ottis Gibson is excited about picking the playing XI

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

Meet South Africa's revamped backroom staff

Nov 21, 2017: These are the men Ottis Gibson has chosen, to guide South Africa to the 2019 World Cup

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

Confident Morris raring for comeback

Nov 7, 2017: The fast bowler has tweaked a problematic action with inputs from coach Ottis Gibson and is 'champing' to work his way back

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

De Villiers, Steyn get Test nod from coach Gibson

Oct 30, 2017: AB de Villiers has not played a Test since January last year, while Dale Steyn is expected to make a comeback from injuries in the franchise T20 competition, starting November 10

Firdose Moonda

Sout Africa news

Gibson to take over SA bowling coach role from Langeveldt

Oct 30, 2017: The South Africa coach will look to appoint four other support staff - an assistant coach, a batting coach, a fielding coach and a spin-bowling coach - over the next few weeks

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Potchefstroom

Bangladesh look to trip up SA's home season start

Sep 27, 2017: A battle between the two teams used to be uneven before 2015, but Bangladesh have realised it is not an impossible task to beat South Africa at home

Mohammad Isam

South Africa news

'Want to take South Africa back to No. 1 and then win the World Cup' - Gibson

Sep 19, 2017: The South Africa coach talks about his main goals, coaching philosophy and the challenge of taking on Bangladesh

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

Test shortcomings first on Gibson's agenda

Sep 18, 2017: South Africa's new head coach's long-term aim might be the World Cup in 2019, but the Test squad demands more immediate attention, with holes that need plugging

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

Needed a coach with experience of winning a World Cup - Simons

Sep 13, 2017: Eric Simons, a member of the panel that recommended Ottis Gibson as South Africa's head coach, also said building a healthy relationship with captain Faf du Plessis factored into his appointment

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

Gibson understands pressure to land World Cup for South Africa

Sep 5, 2017: Gibson is set to begin his stint as head coach later this month and is ready to embrace the challenges of Kolpak losses and transformation

Firdose Moonda

South African cricket

Three challenges for Ottis Gibson

Aug 30, 2017: From reintegrating AB de Villiers to finding a second Test opener and bolstering the pace attack, there is a bit for the newly appointed South Africa head coach to do

Andrew McGlashan

South Africa news

Ottis Gibson confirmed as South Africa's head coach

Aug 30, 2017: He will leave England, for whom he has been bowling coach, after the end of the third Test against West Indies in September

George Dobell

England news

Ottis Gibson compensation agreed but will stay for West Indies Test series

Aug 15, 2017: The England bowling coach, is expected to be unveiled as South Africa's new head coach within days but he will not start his new role until after the end of the third Test

George Dobell
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