Afghanistan Cricket Board appoints former South African all-rounder Lance Klusener as head coach

first_img Next India Today Web Desk KabulSeptember 27, 2019UPDATED: September 27, 2019 17:13 IST Lance Klusener will now be heading the coaching duties for the Afghan cricket team (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSLance Klusener said that he will try to turn Afghanistan into one of the best sides in world cricketKlusener was chosen amongst over 50 candidates who applied for the head coach positionKlusener has previously served as the bowling coach of Mumbai Indians in IPLFormer South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener has been appointed as new Head Coach by the Afghanistan Cricket Board.After the tenure of former Head Coach Phil Simmons was completed, ACB invited applications for the position and received over 50 applications from candidates that also included Lance Klusener.ACB CEO Lutfullah Stanikzai said that the process was carried out successfully concluding with the appointment of Klusener who will commence his role prior to the series against West Indies in November. He added: “Lance Klusener is a renowned name in the cricketing world. It will be great to see our players benefit from his vast experience both as a player and a coach.” Mr. Stanikzai expressed confidence that Klusener’s presence would prove effective in the national team’s preparations for next year’s Asia Cup as well as the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia.Meanwhile, Mr. Klusener said: “I am extremely excited and honored to be given the opportunity to work with some of the best talent in world cricket. Everyone knows the fearless brand of cricket Afghanistan play. I am very confident that with some hard work we can become one of the best sides in the world. I am really looking forward to working with the Afghanistan team and helping them take their cricket to the next level.”Lance Klusener is Level 4 certified coach and has served as bowling coach of Mumbai Indians in IPL, consultant to South Africa National Academy, batting coach of South Africa Test team, Head Coach of Dolphins franchisee in South Africa domestic cricket, batting coach of Zimbabwe and most recently as batting coach of South Africa T20I team.advertisement(ACB Press release)Also Read | 6 for 7. Meet Sri Lanka’s 17-year-old Slinga who bowls like MalingaAlso Read | England may rope in South Africa’s Gary Kirsten as head coachFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Lance KlusenerFollow Afghanistan cricket teamFollow Rashid Khan Afghanistan Cricket Board appoints former South African all-rounder Lance Klusener as head coachFormer South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener, who recently served as the batting coach of his country’s senior men’s T20I side, will replace Phil Simmons as the new head coach of Afghanistan.advertisementlast_img

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