Lance Klusener appointed as the head coach of Afghanistan

first_imgAdvertisementFormer South African all-rounder and the man of the tournament of the 1999 world cup Lance Klusener has been appointed Afghanistan’s new head coach after former head coach Phil Simmons decided to step down from his post after a disappointing Cricket World Cup in England and Wales.There were atleast 50 applicants for the post of the head coach and Lance Klusener who is a level 4 coach was selected as the next coach of the Afghanistan cricket team.“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.” Lutfullah Stanikzai, ACB’s CEO, said on Friday“I am extremely excited and honored to be given the opportunity to work with some of the best talent in world cricket,” said Klusener of his appointment. “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.”The legendary All-rounder has previously served the Mumbai Indians as Bowling Coach and has also been the consultant at the South AfricaNational Academy, batting coach of South Africa’s Test team and Zimbabwe, head coach of Dolphins franchise in South African domestic cricket, most recently as batting coach of South Africa’s T20I side which toured India for a 3-T20 matches and went on to draw the series 1-1.Advertisementlast_img read more