Gary Kirsten is the right man to coach England: Klusener
England Cricket Board has an important decision to make in their next meeting where they would think deeply about appointing a fresh face for the coaching role.
Meanwhile, former South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener might have just given a huge hint to England about the new head coach.
According to Klusener, there is no other coach as great as Gary Kirsten to become England’s next head coach as he believes he can make a significant impact on the side.
It is also worth mentioning that Kirsten has had a dream spell as Indian head coach in his stint where he led the Men in Blue to their World Cup glory in 2011 and was also in charge of South Africa when they relished the taste of going on top of the Test rankings the following year.
“What is he going to bring? Loads and loads of experience. He brings winning, so that for me is vitally important,” Lance Klusener told Stumped on the BBC World Service.
Besides coaching the international teams, Gary Kirsten has also coached Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Hobart Hurricanes in Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL)
“Gary’s won the World Cup. He’s the right man for the job,” said former all-rounder Klusener, who was roped in as Afghanistan head coach last week.
“He brings experience in coaching the big T20 leagues around the world. He’s one of those guys that when he does stand up and speak, people tend to listen, and he’s had that ability since I used to play with him,” he added.
England are searching for an ideal replacement for Australian Trevor Bayliss, who left after 4 years in charge at the end of the summer.
Under the guidance of Bayliss, England clinched their maiden World Cup for the first time but their performances in Test cricket started to become inconsistent.