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Herschelle Gibbs

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Full Name: Herschelle Herman Gibbs
Born: February 23 1974 , Green Point, Cape Town, Cape Province
Other teams: Glamorgan, Yorkshire
Test debut: India v South Africa, Kolkata, November 27-December 1 1996
ODI debut: Kenya v South Africa, Nairobi (Gym), October 3 1996
T20 debut: South Africa v New Zealand, Johannesburg, October 21 2005
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium


The often aggressive batsman and athletic fielder has been one of South Africa`s talismen during the post-Apartheid era. The right-hander made his first-class debut aged 16 and broke onto the international scene in 1996, first playing for South Africa in a one-day international against Kenya in October 1996. His Test bow came just under two months later in front of 70,000 passionate India fans at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Gibbs fast established himself as a flamboyant opening batsman capable of shots all round the wicket in both forms of the game. His reputation was tarnished when he was ...

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