Gibbs wants to make Sylhet fearless

Staff Correspondent | Published: 23:05, Dec 10,2019


Former South African hard-hitting batsman Herschelle Gibbs on Tuesday said he was looking to install fearless approach into his Sylhet Thunder charges during the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League, starting today in Mirpur.

Gibbs, who arrived in Dhaka on Monday for his maiden stint as a BPL coach, conducted his team’s training session at the National Cricket Academy Ground in Mirpur for the first time.

In the inaugural BPL in 2012, Gibbs represented Khulna Royal Bengals in his lone BPL appearance and he made 161 runs in 10 matches for them.

‘I have played with lot of energy and passion and lot of skill as well. That’s what I need to instill in my players. That fearless type of cricket,’ Gibbs told reporters in Mirpur.

‘It is a big stage for some of my players who have not played international cricket…I want them to embrace the next couple of weeks and just to show that talent believe in themselves,’ he added.

Gibbs admitted that they didn’t have big stars in their side but hoped that the players would get more success as they can play more freely.

‘I do not think we have that big star that most of the other teams have. This means we can play with more freedom,’ he added.

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