Lucknow Supergiants hire Lance Klusener as assistant coach

Lucknow Supergiants hire Lance Klusener as assistant coach. Klusener formerly aided Shaun Pollock with the Mumbai Indians (MI).

Lance Klusener, a former South African cricketer, has joined the LSG as their assistant coach for the forthcoming Indian Premier League 2024. He will work alongside head coach Justin Langer and assistant coach S Sriram as they strive for the elusive IPL trophy under KL Rahul’s leadership. Notably, he will also be in charge of the Durban Super Giants, the South African affiliate of the Supergiants squad in SA20. The former all-rounder’s hiring strengthens the coaching staff, raising hopes for a great season ahead.

Klusener’s appointment as Lucknow’s assistant coach marks his return to the IPL. Having previously aided Shaun Pollock with the Mumbai Indians (MI). He has a rich of coaching experience from stints with South Africa and Afghanistan, and has also contributed his assistance to Tripura in Indian domestic cricket. His excellent track record will bring depth to the LSG coaching staff. Making him a key asset for the team’s IPL season.

During his time with the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean Premier League. Klusener had the opportunity to work with Lucknow Super Giants’ young pace bowling star, Shamar Joseph. Lucknow Super Giants’ IPL 2024 campaign begins against the Rajasthan Royals in the tournament’s fourth match. This match, scheduled for March 24 at Jaipur’s Sawai Mansingh Stadium. Promises to be a thrilling start to both teams’ seasons.

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Klusenerโ€™s contributions to South African cricket

From 1996 to 2004, the Proteas cricketer played 171 One-Day Internationals and 49 Tests for his country. He was well known for his outstanding performance in the 1999 ODI World Cup. Where he scored 281 runs in nine matches with a strike rate of 140.50. His all-round ability was clear as he took 17 wickets, earning him the prestigious Player of the Tournament award for his outstanding performance.

After retiring from cricket, the 52-year-old moved into coaching, using his extensive knowledge to guide teams such as Afghanistan. He has also offered his coaching expertise with other domestic and T20 league organizations throughout the world, considerably aiding to their growth and success.

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