Saturday, March 5, 2011

Star opener of South Africa Herschelle Gibbs

Herschelle Gibbs

Herschelle Gibbs

Full name:Herschelle Herman Gibbs
Born:23rd February 1974, Green Point, Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa
Batting:Right-hand batsman
Occasional wicket-keeper
Teams:South Africa (Test: 1996/97-2007/08); South Africa (ODI: 1996/97-2009/10); South Africa (Int Twenty20: 2005/06-2010); South Africa (Twenty20 World Cup: 2007/08-2009); Western Province B (Main FC: 1990/91-1995/96); Western Province (Main FC: 1990/91-2003/04); Western Province Boland (Main FC: 2004/05); Cape Cobras (Main FC: 2005/06-2008/09); Glamorgan (Main FC: 2009); Western Province (Main ListA: 1990/91-2003/04); Western Province Boland (Main ListA: 2004/05); Cape Cobras (Main ListA: 2005/06-2010/11); Glamorgan (Main ListA: 2009); Western Province Boland (Main Twenty20: 2003/04); Cape Cobras (Main Twenty20: 2005/06-2010/11); Glamorgan (Main Twenty20: 2008); Yorkshire (Main Twenty20: 2010); Northern Districts (Main Twenty20: 2010/11) 
Herschelle Gibbs's brush with a career death in the Cronje match-fixing scandal added to the impression of a man who had failed to grasp the magnitude of his impact on the nation's youth. At the crease Gibbs can be invincible as there is no shot beyond his compass. The speed of his hands, frequently allowing him to hook off the front foot and keep out surprise lifters are something to behold. In the field - at backward point - he is the next Jonty Rhodes. Arguably his most famous innings came in a record-breaking one-day contest against Australia at Johannesburg when South Africa chased down an improbable 434 in 49.5 overs. Gibbs' contribution was a 111-ball 175 to power the hosts to a 3-2 series win in perhaps the greatest match of all. A lean trot continued into late November 2006, but Gibbs showed glimpses of a return to form with a match-winning unbeaten 93 in a series clincher against India at home. Gibbs was banned for two Tests by the ICC after being was charged under Level 3.3 of the ICC's Code of Conduct for making abusive comments about a section of the crowd during the Test series against Pakistan in early 2007. On March 16, 2007, during a World Cup game against Netherlands, Gibbs smashed himself into the record books. His six sixes off Dan van Bunge's fourth over was a record for international matches and he managed 342 runs, with four half-centuries, in the tournament.

Test Career Batting and Fielding (1996/97-2007/08)

South Africa901547616722841.95 142650.25 94
Test Career Bowling (2004/05)

South Africa60400-4


First-Class Career Batting and Fielding (1990/91-2009)

Overall193331131342522842.21 3160176
First-Class Career Bowling (1990/91-2004/05)

Overall13867832-1426.00 0046.00 3.39

One-Day International Career Batting and Fielding (1996/97-2009/10)

South Africa24824016809417536.13 213783.24 108

One-Day Career Batting and Fielding (1990/91-2010/11)

Overall386369321193717535.42 2762170
One-Day Career Bowling (1996)

Overall6605721-1628.50 0033.00 5.18

International Twenty20 Career Batting and Fielding (2005/06-2010)

South Africa2323140090*18.18 03125.78 8

Twenty20 Career Batting and Fielding (2003/04-2010/11)

Overall11110992633101*26.33 118125.38 56

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