Full Name

Richard Alexander Pybus


July 05, 1964, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland


59y 349d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium




Born and raised in the north-east of England, Richard Pybus's own sporting ambitions were cut short by a succession of injuries, and so he took up coaching while in his mid twenties. He coached Border in South Africa before being poached by Pakistan ahead of their 1999 World Cup campaign. But a change of leadership meant he lost his job - he had described the interim chairman, at the time the side's manager, as a "bumbling old idiot" who he had had to treat for old age. He returned to Border but took charge of Pakistan for a second time until after the 2003 World Cup and from 2005 to the end of the 2006-07 season he was with the Titans. He was appointed coach of Middlesex in February 2007 but five months later quit citing personal reasons.

Pybus rejoined the Titans shortly after leaving Middlesex, before stepping down as coach in July 2009. During his tenure, he had overseen his team's success in the MTN Domestic Championship over two seasons and was named the CSA (Cricket South Africa) Coach of the Year. He went on to have a successful two-year spell at Cape Cobras, winning three titles, before resigning in March 2012 due to differences with the franchise management. In May 2012, Pybus was named coach of Bangladesh, taking over from Stuart Law, but that was a short stint, as he resigned in October that year following disagreement over the terms of his contract. His next major assignment came a year later, when he was appointed West Indies' director of cricket for a three-year period starting November 1, 2013.
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Richard Pybus Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A110444.000000


List A124270---6.75-000

Recent Matches of Richard Pybus

Suffolk vs Sussex40/2725-Jun-1986HoveList A

Debut/Last Matches of Richard Pybus

List A Matches

1986 - 1986

Photos of Richard Pybus

Richard Pybus takes charge of West Indies training
West Indies warm up during training
Vasbert Drakes and Richard Pybus at West Indies training
Sir Garfield Sobers demonstrates his wrist position to West Indies' coaching staff
The six candidates being interviewed for the position of India coach
Richard Pybus speaks at the announcement of the Pybus Report