Bangladesh Cricket Board cricket operation head Jalal Yunus has revealed that Ottis Gibson has opted not to extend his contract as bowling coach. On January 20, he will complete his two-year term. Between 1995 and 1999, Gibson played two Tests and 15 One-Day Internationals for the West Indies. He played in 177 first-class matches and took 659 wickets while scoring 5604 runs.
With the Pakistan Super League due to begin on January 27, Gibson will join Multan Sultans as an assistant and fast bowling coach. Gibson, who took over for renowned South African speed bowler Charl Langeveldt in 2020, had previously served as the head coach of both South Africa and the West Indies. He also worked as a bowling coach for England.
In a recent press conference, Ottis had condemned the performance of Bangladeshi bowlers in the 2nd Test match against New Zealand. He says, “Obviously, they performed admirably, and we were unable to match our previous week’s level of discipline. I felt Latham did a fantastic job. Early on, he left a lot of excellent balls and forced us to bowl to him. Unfortunately, we did not bowl enough nice balls to generate the same level of pressure as last week. Isn’t Conway in wonderful shape? He walked in and made everything appear so simple. The pitch didn’t work out as well as we had hoped. As an example, you could notice the greenness and expect it to do more. Simultaneously, I’m not going to make any excuses for us. We didn’t bowl nearly as well as we could have.”
“Take a peek at the bowling attack’s inexperience. With 12 games under his belt, Ebadot is our most experienced seamer. Taskin is on his eighth inning, while Shoriful is on his third or fourth inning. We examine the bowling attack’s inexperience and assess where they were last week in terms of progress and learning. But, once again, this serves as a reminder to them that international sport is difficult,” he concluded.