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Gary Kirsten is a former South African cricketer and is currently the coach of the Indian cricket team.

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CSA to appoint Upton as Proteas Performance Director
Cricket South Africa (CSA) is set to announce a change in the management structure of the national team and is all set to appoint Paddy Upton as Proteas Performance Director.

Proteas take to mountains for team building exercise
The South African cricket team will undergo a four-day team-building exercise in Switzerland to help them cope with the pressure of 13 weeks away from home.

Kirsten says 'lack of preparation' no excuse for Proteas failure on England tour
South African coach Gary Kirsten has said the lack of preparation cannot be blamed if the team doesn't perform well during their England tour.

Smith needs six wins to claim Test victory world-record
Graeme Smith needs only six wins to achieve the world-record for most Test victories as captain.

Proteas Coach Kirsten worried over Philander's tight cricket schedule
South African coach Gary Kirsten has admitted that he is "little bit concerned" that seamer Vernon Philander will head straight into two months of county cricket after a busy season.

Proteas want to become best team in world cricket: Kirsten
South African coach Gary Kirsten has said his side has the ability to dominate world cricket, after arriving home from his first overseas tour with the national team.

Smith says resurgent Proteas can win both England, Oz away series
South African captain Graeme Smith has expressed confidence that his team will win the series against both England and Australia.

Alviro Petersen's vigilant knock in final Test could earn him ticket for England
South Africa's opening batsman Alviro Petersen played a patient knock of 96 not out from 244 deliveries against the Kiwis, on the first two truncated days of the final Test match in Wellington, and experts believe if he carries on to get a bigger score, then he could earn a ticket for the Test series in England later this year.

Morkel says getting two days off from Hamilton Test a blessing in disguise
South African fast bowler Morne Morkel has said wrapping up the Hamilton Test match against New Zealand in three days had worked as a blessing in disguise for the team, who used the two remaining days to refresh themselves.

Kiwi fast bowler Martin reaches his peak form at 37
Former New Zealand coach David Trist has said Kiwi fast bowler Chris Martin has hit peak form at the age of 37, 11 years of making his Test debut for the Black Caps against the Proteas in Bloemfontein.

Exciting times in store for South African cricket: Kirsten
Coach Gary Kirsten believes that South Africa's cricketing juggernaut is passing through an interesting and exciting time, especially in terms of player selection.

Kirsten believes 'world class champion' Kallis never got his deserved 'recognition'
South African coach Gary Kirsten has hailed all rounder Jacques Kallis' massive contribution to the team, but also believes he hasn't received the recognition he deserved.

Key Kiwis players in South African 'crosshair', says Kirsten
South African coach Gary Kirsten admitted that they have decided to target key players in the New Zealand squad but will not indulge in a war of words.

Proteas to concentrate on performance rather than verbal battle against Kiwis: Coach
South African cricket coach Gary Kirsten has said his players will concentrate on performance rather than being drawn into a verbal battle with New Zealand during their tour.

World Cup loss to Black Caps 'history' for Proteas: De Villiers
South African one-day cricket captain A B de Villiers has said that his team's loss to New Zealand in last year's World Cup quarter-final is now history, and added that the visitors are here to set the record straight about which side is the better one.

Kirsten says out of form Smith deserves more time to bounce back
South African coach Gary Kirsten has defended out of form batsman Graeme Smith saying that he needs more time to bounce back.

Steyn to be rested for fourth ODI against Sri Lanka as part of Proteas' rotation policy
South African bowler Dale Steyn will be rested for the remaining One Day International series against Sri Lanka as a part of the eam's player rotation policy.

Is out of form Smith's friendship with Kirsten keeping him in ODI squad?
Former South African selector Mike Procter has claimed that batsman Graeme Smith's friendship with coach Gary Kirsten may have helped him retain his berth in the squad.

Hashim Amla becomes first-time dad to baby boy
Hashim Amla became the father of a baby boy after his wife gave birth to their first son in Durban on Wednesday afternoon.

'Humble' Tendulkar on verge of striking 100th international century
As veteran Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar gears to score his 100th century in international cricket, stalwarts have revealed significant insights about his personality.

Proteas skipper Smith denies 'quitting captaincy' rumours
South African skipper Graeme Smith has denied rumours that he was stepping down from the captaincy over his team suffering a 208-run defeat against Sri Lanka at Kingsmead.

Tendulkar's personal practice assistant keeps master on his twinkle toes
A man who has never played first-class cricket and seemingly has no credentials to warrant being part of a tour, is shaping as a key part of India's quest to win their first Test series on Australian soil.

South Africa must use Sri Lanka Test series to experiment: Wessels
Former South African captain Kepler Wessels reckons that the Proteas' upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka is an ideal time for coach Gary Kirsten to experiment.

'Exceptional keeper' Boucher needs to improve his batting: Proteas coach Kirsten
Proteas cricket coach Gary Kirsten has admitted that wicket-keeper- batsman Mark Boucher needs to score runs, though his wicket-keeping was exceptional in the series against Australia.

Kirsten 'generally happy with the way things went' in drawn Australia Test series
South African coach Gary Kirsten insists the just concluded two-Test series with Australia was a very competitive one, as both the teams were constantly trying to gain a commanding position.

Kirsten backs Imran Tahir to 'develop and grow as decent Test cricketer'
South African coach Gary Kirsten feels that leg-spinner Imran Tahir has the potential to become a decent Test match cricketer.

Vulnerable Oz team is in transition phase, says Ali Bacher
Former South African cricket chief Ali Bacher feels that the current Australian team led-by Michael Clarke is vulnerable and can be easily thrashed by South Africa in the ongoing two-Test series.

John Wright "right man" to coach Australian team: Roebuck
Former New Zealand captain John Wright is the most suitable candidate for coaching the Australian team, noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has said.

Aussie Damien Wright appointed New Zealand's new bowling coach
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has appointed Australia's Damien Wright as the new bowling coach.

Ex-Australian bowler Wright tipped for Black Caps bowling coach job
Veteran Australian state fast bowler Damien Wright is set to be unveiled as New Zealand's new bowling coach.

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