Lance Klusener appointed as Proteas assistant batting coach for India series

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Former Proteas all-rounder Lance Klusener has been named as South African assistant batting coach for the upcoming three-match T20I series against India.

“In terms of the new team structure, the team director appoints his three assistant coaches who have specific skills focus in the three key disciplines of batting, bowling and fielding,” acting Cricket South Africa Director Corrie van Zyl said in a statement. “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.”

The former cricketer, who was named player of the tournament in the 1999 Cricket World Cup in England, scored 3,576 runs and took 192 wickets in his illustrious ODI career.

It is pertinent to mention here that a three-match T20I series is scheduled between India and South Africca in September in India which will be followed by a three-match Test series that comes under the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Test Championship.