Herschelle Gibbs appointed as new head coach of Karachi Kings

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Herschelle Gibbs appointed as new head coach of Karachi Kings
Herschelle Gibbs appointed as new head coach of Karachi Kings
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The former South African opener has coaching experience in various leagues

Former South African opener Herschelle Gibbs has been appointed as the new head coach of Pakistan Super League (PSL) defending champions Karachi Kings for PSL-6. The appointment follows the death of former head coach and Australian legend Dan Jones before the PSL 5 playoffs. Former national team captain and Karachi Kings president Wasim Akram served as interim head coach in the playoffs.

Herschelle Gibbs has played 23 T20s, 248 ODIs, and 90 Tests for South Africa, scoring 400 T20s, 8,094 ODIs, and 6,167 Test runs between 1996 and 2010. He has scored 6 in an over in world cricket. Herschelle Gibbs is the first batsman in the world to hit sixes. Herschelle Gibbs helped South Africa make history by scoring a career-best 175 in the match against Australia on 12 March 2006. Gibbs also shared 187 runs with captain Graeme Smith. The Proteas had scored a record 438 runs in the match, in addition to giving many excellent performances in batting and fielding for South Africa.

Gibbs served as head coach of the Rotterdam Rhinos for the opening edition of the Euro T20 Slam cricket tournament. He has previously coached the Shapeza Cricket League and the Kuwaiti national team. In November 2020, he was selected by the Colombo Kings as head coach for the inaugural edition of the Lincoln Premier League (LPL). It may be recalled that PSL franchise Karachi Kings had defeated Lahore Qalandars in the final of PSL 5 at the National Stadium in Karachi.

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