Gibson wishes England well for the Ashes

Ottis Gibson (Gallo Images)
Ottis Gibson (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Proteas coach Ottis Gibson has wished England's Joe Root and squad well leading up to the first Ashes Test at the Gabba.

Gibson worked as England's bowling coach for nearly five years from 2007-2010 and again 2015-2017. In that time he was involved in the 2006/7, 2009 and 2015 Ashes.

He accepted the role as South African head coach in August.

This time Gibson will not be in the England dressing room, as the first Ashes Test gets underway in Brisbane on Thursday.

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The West Indian went on to Twitter to give a final word of advice to England, saying: "Good luck to captain @root66 and the @ECB_cricket boys tomorrow. Play the game not the name #ashes."

Gibson's next assignment for the Proteas will be to get the team ready for their four-day Boxing Day Test against Zimbabwe and their India and Australia home series' in early 2018.

But for now Gibson is enjoying an abundance of cricket before he is in the hot seat, as he will be keeping a close eye on the ongoing T20 Challenge and by the looks of it, the Ashes.

Play at the Gabba starts at 02:00 SA time.

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