CSA T20 League: Durban confirms Lance Klusener as head coach

CSA T20 League: Durban rope in Lance Klusener – Lucknow Super Giants sister franchise, Durban, has already started making its moves, confirming…

CSA T20 League: Durban rope in Lance Klusener – Lucknow Super Giants sister franchise, Durban, has already started making its moves, confirming South African legend Lance Klusener as their head coach. The RPSG Group franchise is one of six teams participating in the newly formed CSA T20 League, which kicks off next January. Follow CSA T20 League live updates on Insidesport.IN

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CSA T20 League: Like LSG, sister franchise Durban makes quick moves, confirms SA legend Lance Klusener as head coach

RSPG’s Durban franchise has brought in Lance Klusener as their head coach for the inaugural season of the CSA T20 League. Klusener is a South African legend, who played in 171 ODI games and scored 2,576 runs at an average of 41.10. He scored two centuries and 19 half centuries and took 192 wickets in his career. He also appeared in 49 Tests, scoring 1,906 at an average of about 32 and four centuries and eight fifties with 80 wickets to his name.

In a statement, the South African said he was honored to be given the opportunity and looks forward to meeting the team. He said: “I am honored to join the RPSG family. This is a new challenge for me. It makes me very proud. I am looking forward to meeting the team.”

CSA T20 League: Like LSG, sister franchise Durban makes quick moves, confirms SA legend Lance Klusener as head coach

After his playing career, Klusener stepped into coaching starting with the Durban Dolphins in the 2010s before traveling the world. Since then, he has coached Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh on the international stage, while also taking on roles in the Bangladesh Premier League, Tamil Nadu Premier League and IPL.

The Durban franchise is the second T20 team to acquire the RPSG group in the past 12 months after paying INR 7090 crore to buy the Lucknow franchise in the IPL last October. The owners were also proactive in their business with LSG, confirming Andy Flower as their head coach even before the team name was confirmed.

The KL Rahul-led side had a good debut season, reaching the play-offs before being eventually knocked out by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

CSA T20 League: Like LSG, sister franchise Durban makes quick moves, confirms SA legend Lance Klusener as head coach

Notably, Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced on July 19 that former captain Graeme Smith has been appointed as the commissioner of South Africa’s new T20 league. Smith, Cricket’s most successful Test captain, will lead the new T20 League, overseeing all aspects (both cricket and non-cricket) and developing what is expected to be a dynamic brand demonstrating the power of South African cricket. Earlier on April 29, Cricket South Africa (CSA) and SuperSport TV had announced the formation of a t20 league with six private franchises from January 2023.

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