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Klusener named SA’s assistant coach for India T20Is


Former South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener has been named South Africa’s assistant coach (batting)  for the upcoming tour of India.

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Lance Klusener has been named assistant coach (batting)  for the upcoming tour of India. However, he will be with the team only for the T20Is. Vincent Barnes will handle the duties of assistant coach (bowling) while Justin Ontong will be the assistant fielding coach during the series against India.

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CSA’s Acting Director of Cricket Corrie van Zyl said:

“Former Proteas all-rounder Lance Klusener will fill the role of assistant coach (batting) for the T20 Series only as he is currently not available for all formats. His record as one of the best all-rounders in the world, particularly in white ball cricket, during his playing career speaks for itself and he also has extensive coaching experience both at franchise and international level.”

“Vincent Barnes will be the assistant coach (bowling). He also has extensive coaching experience at international level and his knowledge of playing conditions in India will make his contribution invaluable. Vincent currently also fills the role of the HP Bowling Lead for CSA. Justin Ontong will fill the role of assistant coach (fielding). He has built up a strong relationship with the players over the last two years and is an acknowledged expert in this department,” he added.

Klusener played 49 Tests and 171 ODIs for South Africa. He was the head coach of the Dolphins team while he also had a stint with Zimbabwe as batting coach. The former all-rounder was also the head coach of Glasgow Giants for the inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam

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