SA T20 League: Lance Klusener Named as Head Coach of the RPSG Group Owned Durban Franchise

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Lance Klusener - Head coach of the RPSG Group owned Durban franchise
Lance Klusener

Former South Africa cricketer Lance Klusener has been named as the head coach of the RPSG Group owned Durban franchise for the inaugural edition of South Africa’s T20 league.

Head coach of the RPSG Group owned Durban franchise

Klusener made his ODI debut on 19 January 1996 against England and made his Test debut for South Africa against India in Calcutta during the second Test in 1996/97.

It is worth mentioning that on his test debut he picked 8 wicket haul in a flat pitch in Kolkata and he led from the front, especially after Allan Donald had broken down.

His bowling figures of 8/64 is regarded as the best bowling figures by a South African bowler in an innings on Test debut. Lance Klusener announced his retirement from international cricket in 2004.

“I am honoured to join the RPSG family. This is a new challenge for me. It makes me very proud. I am looking forward to meet the team,” Klusener said in a statement.

Lance Klusener Coaching Career

  • In 2016, he started as a batting coach for the Zimbabwe national team and served in the position until 2018.
  • He also coached the Lyca Kovai Kings in the Tamil Nadu Premier League.
  • In 2018, he was appointed as the head coach of Rajshahi Kings in the Bangladesh Premier League replacing Daniel Vettori.
  • He was named as consultant coach for Delhi team ahead of the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy season.
  • He also served as the batting coach of Mumbai Indians and has also coached Delhi Capitals in the IPL.
  • In 2019, he served in an interim capacity as the assistant batting coach of South Africa for the away T20I series against India.
  • In 2019, he served in an interim capacity as the assistant batting coach of South Africa for the away T20I series against India.
  • In July 2019, Klusener was appointed as the head coach of the Glasgow Giants for the inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam cricket tournament.
  • In September 2019, Klusener was appointed as the head coach of the Afghanistan national cricket team replacing Phil Simmons.
  • In January 2022, Klusener was appointed as the head coach of the Khulna Tigers in the Bangladesh Premier League.
  • In March 2022, he was reappointed as batting coach of the Zimbabwe men’s national team.