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Gibson faces pace crisis


Gibson faces pace crisis

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JOHANNESBURG – New South Africa coach Ottis Gibson faces a fast bowling crisis ahead of the two-Test home series against Bangladesh, which starts on September 28, as he plots a path to return the side to number one in the International Cricket Council’s five-day rankings.

Barbadian Gibson left his post as England bowling coach to take up the top position with South Africa, but already faces a challenging start with several top performers sidelined by injury.

“We have four quality fast bowlers injured. That’s a problem straight away,” Gibson said at his first press conference as coach yesterday.

“You can’t really develop a team with that type of injury list. We have to take 20 wickets consistently to win tests. We need a group of fast bowlers ready to perform.” (Reuters)

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