Gary Kirsten – profile, career and stats

Gary Kirsten is a former South African cricketer who is now known for his wonders as a cricket coach.

Kirsten took India to their ICC World Cup glory in 2011 under the captaincy of MS Dhoni.

Apart from coaching international teams, Kirsten has coached franchises all over the world including Hobart Hurricanes of Big Bash League (BBL), Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) and Gujrat Titans (GT) of Indian Premier League (IPL).

Gary Kirsten was also appointed as Pakistan Cricket’s coach for the white-ball formats in 2024.

Kirsten was also part of the South African squad that won the 1998 ICC Knockout Trophy.

When and where was Gary Kirsten born?

Gary Kirsten was born on 23 November 1967 in Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa.

When did Gary Kirsten debut for South Africa?

Gary Kirsten made his international debut for South Africa in ODIs and Tests against Australia in 1993.

When did Gary Kirsten play his last ODI match?

Kirsten played his last ODI on March 3, 2003, against Sri Lanka.

When did Gary Kirsten play his last Test match?

Kirsten played his last Test against New Zealand in 2004.

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Who is the wife of Gary Kirsten?

Deborah Kirsten is the wife of Gary Kirsten.

Which international teams has Gary Kirsten coached?

Kirsten has coached the Indian Cricket Team from 2008 to 2011 and South Africa’s cricket team from 2011 to 2013.

How many international matches has Kirsten played for South Africa?

Kirsten played 101 Test matches and 185 ODIs for South Africa.

Who was the best bowler Gary Kirsten ever faced?

Glenn McGrath of Australia was the best bowler Gary Kirsten has ever faced.

Who is the favourite batter of Gary Kirsten?

Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar.

What is the favourite holiday spot of Gary Kirsten in India?

The Himalayas.

Who is the cricket guru of Gary Kirsten?

Duncan Fletcher.

Does Kirsten like to watch a game on TV or in the Stadium?

On TV.

Which is the favourite stadium of Gary Kirsten?

Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town.

What does Gary Kirsten like to do in his free time?

Ride a bike in the mountains.