South Africa’s Lance Klusener named Afghanistan’s head coach
South Africa legend allrounder Lance Klusener has been appointed as new head coach of Afghanistan. Klusener has been picked from 50 candidates, that had applied for the job accroding to Afghanistan Cricket Board.
The Proteas allrounder appeared in 49 Tests and 171 ODIs for the South Africa from 1996 to 2004. He will take over the coaching job from former West Indies batsman Phil Simmons who left after the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Klusener said on the appointment as the new head coach of Afghanistan: “I am extremely excited and honoured 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.” he further added.
The allrounder will start his stint as the head coach of Afghanistan cricket team against West Indies at home in November-December – with the series of one Test, three ODIs and three T20Is.