Ottis Delroy Gibson Profile
A right-arm fast bowler, Ottis Gibson was unfairly seen to be more of a one-day specialist than anything else. The West Indian pacer was a bright bowler, typically with the old ball. But, his hard-hitting at the lower middle- order labelled him as a finisher, suitable to one-day cricket.
Gibson played just two Tests and 15 ODIs for the national team but had ample of cricketing experience at the first-class level. Gibson played for his native team Barbados, had stints with the English county clubs and also represented three South African provincial sides. Injuries took him out of action and he turned towards coaching with ECB, before returning to Leicestershire in 2004 and Durham in 2006. He had a flourishing season with Durham in 2007 and was named Player of the Year at the PCA awards. Later that year, he was named as England’s bowling coach for the Sri Lanka tour. He remained the coach for more than two years before being named as the head coach of the West Indies national team in 2010.