The Durban-based franchise has announced the former South African all-rounder Lance Klusener as the head coach of the T20 league by the CSA, which is to start off in January 2023.
In the newly introduced T20 league tournament, Cricket South Africa earlier announced that 6 Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise owners have succeeded in their bids to own the teams except Rising Pune Supergiant. The bidding for the teams was conducted on the 13th of July, in which all the six franchise’s bidding was accepted, and the team owners were decided.
Lance Klusener, after retiring from international cricket, has been a coach in various domestic and international cricket games for the Proteas in 2019. From 2016 to 2018, he represented as a coach to the Zimbabwe cricket team and the next for team Afghanistan. In 2010, Lance was the head coach of Durban-based Dolphins. He stated that:
“This is a new challenge for me. It makes me very proud. I am looking forward to meeting the team,” Lance Klusener said
This left-handed batsman is regarded as one of the best all-rounders who has appeared in a total of 49 Test matches and 171 ODIs between the years 1996 to 2004 and has scored 3576 runs taking 192 wickets in One Day Internationals.
The Cricket South Africa had established Global League T20 and Mzansi Super League before, which they failed to sustain, and hence they started their new CSA T20 League and are motivated to grow themselves in the global T20 field. The CSA has allowed only four foreign players for each team in the playing XI squad.