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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 caught up...

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