09 July 2019, by: Carl Lewis

PROTEAS COACH OTTIS GIBSON: STATS AND FUTURE

Gibson's Current Situation

Ottis Gibson wants to remain in charge of the Proteas. Gibson’s contract as head coach of South Africa expires in September 2019.

He will meet with Cricket South Africa (CSA) in the next week or two to discuss his future.  After a disappointing World Cup where the Proteas managed only three wins (two came when they were already knocked out) in nine matches.

Having returned from England this week, Gibson stated his wish to remain in his current post. He wants to lead the Proteas to the T20 World Cup next year in Australia.

Gibson on his Future

“Of course I want my job‚ I love my job — we’ve started planning for the tour to India. I want to continue. The T20 World Cup is around the corner and I feel like I have unfinished business with the Proteas‚ but we will see how conversations unfold over the next couple of weeks.”

“That I have done enough to secure my job will come out in the next couple of weeks‚ but if you look at the World Cup in isolation then you will think perhaps I haven’t done enough to keep my job‚ but if you look at what we have achieved over the last 18 months‚ then it is a different picture. I guess it will come down to interpretation from Corrie (Van Zyl) and the (CSA) hierarchy.”

Gibson on the World Cup

“First game we lost Hash [Amla] as a batsman‚ the second game we lost Lungi [Ngidi] as a bowler and that kept putting pressure on squad.”

“Unfortunately, we did not recover in time but at the last week of the tournament, we were playing the kind of cricket that we wanted to play. In the first and middle part of the tournament we did not recover from the early injury setbacks.”

“A team like England, who I was involved with up until the last World Cup, had Trevor Bayliss come in in 2015 and four years is a lot more time when you consider that I came in with 18 months to go. We had Kolpaks and injuries, especially in the last six months, that took important players out, plus Hashim Amla had a family situation he had to attend to.”

“It all happened with the World Cup around the corner and we felt like we needed more time. It’s a big challenge to build a team and time was always against us. Guys also retired which put a strain on the system.”

“People feel bad about the World Cup and rightly so, but we never had the team we wanted to bring here. We also tried to introduce a whole new positive and aggressive brand of cricket, but that needs time.”

Gibson's Stats at Proteas Coach

Tests:

2017 September: SA beat Bangladesh (2-0)

2017 November: SA beat Zim (1-0)

2018 January: SA beat India (2-1)

2018 March: SA beat Australia (3-1)

2018 July: SA lost to Sri Lanka (2-0)

2019 January: SA beat Pakistan (3-0)

2019 February: SA lost to Sri Lanka (2-0)

Test record: 11 wins – 6 losses

ODI’s:

2017 October: SA beat Bangladesh (3-0)

2018 February: SA lost to India (5-1)

2018 August: SA beat Sri Lanka (3-2)

2018 October: SA beat Zim (3-0)

2018 November: SA beat Australia (2-1)

2019 January: SA beat Pakistan (3-2)

2019 March: SA beat Sri Lanka (5-0)

World Cup: 3 wins – 5 losses

ODI record: 23 wins – 15 losses – 1 NR

T20’s:

2017 October: SA beat Bangladesh (2-0)

2018 February: SA lost India (2-1)

2018 August: SA lost to Sri Lanka (1-0)

2018 October: SA beat Zim (2-0)

2018 November: SA beat Australia (1-0)

2019 January: SA beat Pakistan (2-1)

2019 March: SA beat Sri Lanka (3-0)

T20 record: 11 wins – 4 losses – 1 NR

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