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Lance Klusener has been part of the Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians coaching staff in the IPL, and in September 2019, bagged the role of Afghanistan’s head coach. Photo: PIT File.
Lance Klusener has been part of the Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians coaching staff in the IPL, and in September 2019, bagged the role of Afghanistan’s head coach. Photo: PIT File.
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Lance Klusener Decides To Step Down As Afghanistan’s Head Coach After 2021

Lance Klusener has announced his decision to step down as the head coach of the Afghanistan men’s cricket team. The latest development comes weeks after the conclusion of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, where the Taliban ruled Afghanistan crashed out from the group stage Super 12s itself.

Soon after the conclusion of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, Afghanistan head coach South Africa’s Lance Klusener has decided to step down as the head coach of the Afghanistan men’s cricket team. One of the finest all-rounders to have played limited-overs cricket ever, the South African all-rounder was appointed as the head coach of Afghanistan for a two-year period.

Afghanistan
Afghanistan Courtesy of ICC

Lance Klusener Decided Not To Extend His Contract As Afghanistan’s Head Coach

Lance Klusener played 171 ODIs, 49 Test matches, 197 first-class, and 324 List A matches. He has scored 3576 in ODI, 9521 in first-class cricket, and 6648 in List A matches. After retiring from cricket, he decided to become a coach and got the training. At present, he is the level 4 certified coach. In a statement, he said he would not be extending his contract, which will come to an end on December 31, 2021.

“I, Lance Klusener, has decided not to extend my contract as the head coach of the Afghanistan men’s cricket team which finishes on 31st December 2021. Having spent two years with the team, I will take away some memorable moments with the team,” Klusener said in a statement.

Lance Klusener
Lance Klusener. (Photo by David Munden/Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Widely considered one of the best all-rounders of his era, Lance Klusener played 49 Tests and 171 ODIs for South Africa over his international career. However, he is notoriously remembered for not being able to take South Africa over the line in the 1999 World Cup semi-final match against Australia, which ended in a tie.

Lance Klusener Replaced Phil Simmons As Afghanistan Coach On 2019

Lance Klusener added that he was looking forward to his coaching career.

“As I walk away from Afghanistan cricket team and its cricketing structure, I look forward to the next stage in my coaching career and the opportunities it bring,” the statement added.

Phil Simmons
Phil Simmons[Photo: Getty Images]
Lance Klusener took over as Afghanistan’s head coach on September 27, 2019, where he replaced Phil Simmons.

“I am extremely excited and honored to be given the opportunity to work with some of the best talents in world cricket,” Klusener had said after his appointment. “Everyone knows the fearless brand of cricket Afghanistan plays. I am very confident that with some hard work we can become one of the best sides in the world. “

Lance Klusener has previously worked as the batting coach of Zimbabwe and South Africa, and head coach of the South Africa domestic side Dolphins, as well as bowling coach of Indian Premier League franchise Mumbai Indians. In T20 World Cup 2021, Afghanistan finished fourth with two wins from five matches.

Sarah Taylor [Photo: The Cricketer]
Sarah Taylor [Photo: The Cricketer]
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There’re A Lot Of Female Coaches Who’d Have Been Very Good For the Men’s Cricket: Sarah Taylor After Being Roped In For T10 League

Sarah Taylor, the former England wicketkeeper-batswoman, who is a legend of the sport and a true trailblazer in her own right, has been roped in by Team Abu Dhabi for the T10 league 2021. She will work alongside head coach Paul Farbrace alongside South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener.

The game of cricket has always been acknowledged as a sport predominantly played by gentlemen-male cricketers. However, even though men have made major contributions to this sport ever since it came into existence, women’s cricket has always been at par with the men’s game, even ahead at times.

Sarah Taylor
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Sarah Taylor Thinks Being A Woman Coach In Men’s Franchise Cricket Is An Interesting One, But There Are A Lot Of Women Coaches In England

In fact, the very first Cricket World Cup played in 1973 was played exclusively by women, as opposed to the popular belief that the first World Cup was in 1975, which was won by Clive Llyod’s West Indies. Also, not many know that the first double centurion in ODI cricket was not Sachin Tendulkar, but it was, in fact, Belinda Clack of Australia, who scored a mammoth 229 in 1997, 13 years before Sachin Tendulkar reached the milestone for the first time.

In a 1997 ICC Women’s World Cup game in Mumbai, 13 years before Sachin Tendulkar became the first male to score a double ton in a 50-over game, captain Belinda Clark smashed an unbeaten 229 off just 155 balls to propel Australia to a mammoth 412 for 3 against Denmark.

Taking another step forward, the world will soon witness a female cricketer in a coach’s role in men’s franchise cricket. Former England wicketkeeper-batter Sarah Taylor, a legend of the sport and a true trailblazer in her own right, has been roped in by Team Abu Dhabi for the T10 league 2021.

Belinda Clark smashed an unbeaten 229 off just 155 balls to propel Australia to a mammoth total of 412 for three against Denmark © Getty Images
Belinda Clark smashed an unbeaten 229 off just 155 balls to propel Australia to a mammoth total of 412 for 3 against Denmark © Getty Images.

Until last year it was just Universe Boss Chris Gayle who was the main attraction of the team. However, this season, it’s Sarah Taylor who would make a major difference.

“I think it’s an interesting one [having a woman coach in men’s franchise cricket]. There are very good women coaches out there. I don’t think if they have aspirations to go into men’s cricket, I have no idea.”

“I don’t know whether me being with Sussex is kind of people have looked to – ‘Okay! ‘She just wants to be in men’s game’ – I have no idea. But I agree, there are a lot of female coaches who would have been very good for the men’s game. But as I said, we have got Julie (Price), myself and there will be plenty more,” Sarah said during a media interaction facilitated by T10 League.

Sarah Taylor has been associated with the English county team Sussex as a coach, and it’s going to be a huge milestone when she will share her inputs with some renowned male players of the game. While the outside world is calling this development ‘path breaking’, the former English cricketer believes it’s just the beginning. She already has the experience, having been the first female specialist coach at Men’s county cricket level when she joined Sussex.

Sarah Taylor Opens Up On Meeting Chris Gayle And Being A RCB Fan

Being a coach, it’s important to analyze each and every player on the team, especially when you have someone like Chris Gayle on your side; it’s a surreal experience. Sarah Taylor feels the same way as she’s going to meet the Universe Boss for the first time. The Abu Dhabi T10 will begin on November 19 and conclude on December 4. Chris Gayle and Liam Livingstone are two recognize international players who will take part in the league.

“I mean look, I have always seen him in the nets wearing a helmet. I have been pretty much working with wicketkeepers and now I will probably sit back and enjoy watching Chris. It will be a kind of a moment where I’ll be in a dugout and do look around and I’ll look at names who are in there.

“It is a serious team. I will just embrace it. I am just excited to see what’s going to happen. I am sure, Chris will be a very, very funny guy. I haven’t met him before, so It’ll be nice to see him,” she told Cricketnext.com.

Chris Gayle PTI
Chris Gayle PTI.

When asked about which team in IPL she would like to join as a coach, if given a chance in the future, Sarah said, “You can’t ask me that [and she giggles].

“I have been an RCB fan. I have left that to Alex Hartley and Kate Cross to deal with that, really. I’m like, they are doing that. I can’t be them. I’m not thinking that far ahead. I don’t even know if that would really happen. But yeah, I’ve been a big RCB fan.”

England veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Sarah Taylor had announced shocking retirement from international cricket with immediate effect in September 2019. The 30-year-old has been dealing with anxiety issues for the past few years, which forced her into retirement.

Sarah Taylor played 10 Tests, 126 ODIs, and 90 T20Is. In total, she scored 6533 runs at the highest level of the game. Known for her wicketkeeping skills, she affected 232 dismissals, most by any player.

Ravi Shastri. (Photo Source: Twitter)
Ravi Shastri. (Photo Source: Twitter)
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BCCI To Start Process To Find A New Coach Before T20I World Cup 2021

BCCI would’ve started the process of finding a new coach when present head coach Ravi Shastri will assemble the Indian team for his last assignment as head coach of the Indian team for the 2021 T20I World Cup. The BCCI is close to finalizing the documentation and the criteria for the next support staff and is likely to come out with an advertisement this week.

Along with Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar’s contracts also end in November. India is due to play a full series against New Zealand at home from November 17, which is three days after the T20 World Cup final in Dubai.

BCCI (File Photo| PTI)
BCCI (File Photo| PTI)

BCCI Keen To Bring In The New Coach During New Zealand Series Before South Africa Tour

Former Indian cricketers Anil Kumble and VVS Laxman are in contention for the next chief coach of Team India. According to the reports, the BCCI may mull over appointing big names like Anil Kumble and VVS Laxman for the head coach role.

Anil Kumble served as the chief coach for one year in 2016-17 before he gave up after a fallout with the skipper Virat Kohli. Besides Anil Kumble, the BCCI may also approach VVS Laxman, who has been the mentor of Sunrisers Hyderabad since the IPL 2013 season.

“The process of hiring the next support staff will start this week. The board is looking at October 14 to come out with the advertisement. The board is keen to bring in the new coach during the New Zealand series so that he gets used to the dressing room before the team leaves for South Africa in the second week of December,” a top BCCI official told TOI.

VVS Laxman and Anil Kumble (Photo Source: Twitter)
VVS Laxman and Anil Kumble (Photo Source: Twitter)
According to sources, BCCI has been in touch with the former cricketers’ Anil Kumble and VVS Laxman to know if they are interested in the job.

“These are very early stages. There could be more big names applying for the job. The board will wait to see who all apply and then decide on pursuing individuals,” the BCCI official added.

The source stated that the likes of VVS Laxman and Anil Kumble perfectly fit the bill to become the next coach. Moreover, they have tremendous experience in coaching or mentorship.

Paras Mhambrey Is In Running To Be India’s Bowling Coach

Former India pacer and current National Cricket Academy bowling coach Paras Mhambrey is in the running to be the bowling coach. Paras Mhambrey has been grooming the next generation of future players as NCA head Rahul Dravid’s trusted lieutenant over the last six years.

Rahul Dravid’s reapplying for Head of Cricket at National Cricket Academy contradicts the reports of him being Ravi Shastri’s successor at the highest level. Rahul Dravid had travelled with the men’s team to Sri Lanka as a head coach earlier this year.

“It will be great if Mhambrey applies for the job. He knows the system well. But the board will have to figure out who will take care of the U-19 team because there is not much time to prepare or the U-19 World Cup,” the official said.

Paras Mhambrey
Paras Mhambrey

Under Ravi Shastri, India has achieved several milestones, more significantly in Test cricket that included reaching the final of the inaugural ICC World Test Championship, back-to-back series wins on Australian soil, and the recent tour of England where his team was leading 2-1 before the final contest was called off due to Covid-19 outbreak in the touring camp.

Among overseas coaches, former Australia all-rounder Tom Moody is said to be interested in applying for the position for the fourth time. In addition, the former South African all-rounder and the coach of the Afghanistan cricket team, Lance Klusener, expressed his desire to be the next coach of the India cricket team if given an opportunity.

Regarded as one of the best coaches to have served New Zealand cricket, Mike Hesson is well respected all around the world and was instrumental in making the Black Caps one of the best cricket teams in the world. Mike Hesson is the Director of Operations at Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Lance Klusener has been part of the Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians coaching staff in the IPL, and in September 2019, bagged the role of Afghanistan’s head coach. Photo: PIT File.
Lance Klusener has been part of the Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians coaching staff in the IPL, and in September 2019, bagged the role of Afghanistan’s head coach. Photo: PIT File.
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MS Dhoni Is A Great Finisher And Virat Kohli Plays Anchor’s Role: Lance Klusener

Lance Klusener, former South African all-rounder said he sees himself in MS Dhoni as the Indian star performed a similar role during his international career. Lance Klusener is widely regarded as one of the most exciting players and the best finisher of his era.

The 49-year-old is currently the head coach of the Afghanistan cricket team. In a recent interview with Malayala Manorama, Lance Klusener discussed MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, saying that MS Dhoni perfected the art of finishing games while Virat Kohli plays an anchor role.

 

Lance Klusener
Lance Klusener. (Photo by David Munden/Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Lance Klusener: MS Dhoni Perfected Finishing Matches While Virat Kohli Plays An Anchor Role

The current coach of the Afghanistan national cricket team added that MS Dhoni perfected the art of taking the games deep and finishing them off in the company of tail-enders. He referred to MS Dhoni and his successor Virat Kohli as the legends of the game.

“Dhoni perfected the art of taking the games deep and finishing it off in the company of tail-enders. When I look at him, I see myself! Like me, Dhoni is an aggressive batsman who looks to dominate the bowlers right from the word go and accelerate the scoring rate,” Klusener said.

While talking about Virat Kohli, the former all-rounder opined that building an innings and playing an anchor role is a much tougher task in international cricket.

“Players like Kohli play an anchor role by batting through most of the innings. Compared to Kohli, our job was easier. Batting at the top-order and stitching the innings together by playing against quality bowling is tough. That’s why I think Kohli belongs to a different class,” Lance Klusener added.

Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni Image Source : BCCI
Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni Image Source: BCCI

Further, the 49-year-old, reckoned that Virat Kohli’s job was tougher than that of any finisher in the game as he plays an anchor role for the team and bats through most part of the innings. The same reason, according to Lance Klusener, makes him a player belonging to a different class.

Lance Klusener Regrets  Failure At 1999 World Cup

Lance Klusener never played T20I for South Africa. But there is no doubt he would have been more than a handy player in the shortest format, given his batting and bowling prowess. Lance Klusener said that not being around in the IPL and T20 era is one of the biggest regrets of his life, besides his failure at the World Cup.

“My failure at the World Cup will remain the biggest regret of my life. The IPL comes second. In fact, Mumbai Indians had invited me to be a part of their coaching staff three years ago, but I was not in a position to accept that offer,” the South African said.

Lance Klusener, South Africa National Cricket Team, ICC World Cup 1999
Lance Klusener. (Photo by Michael Steele/EMPICS via Getty Images)

Widely considered as one of the best all-rounders of his era, Lance Klusener played 49 Tests and 171 ODIs for South Africa over the course of his international career. However, he is notoriously remembered for not being able to take South Africa over the line in the 1999 World Cup semi-final match against Australia, which ended in a tie.

The semi-final contest between Australia and South Africa in the 1999 World Cup will be remembered for ages. Lance Klusener was one run away from taking his side to the final of the mega event. However, the talisman all-rounder could not do it as Allan Donald was run-out. Lance Klusener didn’t turn his back and kept on running towards the dressing room. The Proteas lost as Australia had a better net run rate in the group stages.

Navdeep Saini, Lance Klusener
Lance Klusener (Image Credit: BackpagePix)
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Lance Klusener Suggests Use Of Wax In Place Of Saliva

Former South African all-rounder and Afghanistan coach Lance Klusener has suggested that wax can be used in limited quantity during the Covid-19 era. ICC Cricket Committee headed by Anil Kumble had recently recommended a ban on saliva after consulting with the medical experts. Subsequently, the ICC Cricket Executive Committee decided to approve the saliva ban on interim measures in the ongoing health crisis.

Meanwhile, many cricket pundits have opposed the saliva ban and they think the ICC should come with an alternative which will help the bowlers in keeping the shine on the ball. The current, as well as former players, have come up with different kinds of suggestions.

Lance Klusener named consultant coach of Delhi Ranji team
Lance Klusener. Credits: Twitter

Lance Klusener backs wax to replace saliva

In fact, it was recently reported that the ICC is contemplating allowing ball-tampering. However, Anil Kumble clarified that they will not allow external substances to be used on the ball.

Klusener, who was known for his attacking batting, feels wax can help maintain the shine on the ball.

“They could perhaps use wax in limited quantity. The captain of the fielding team gets to keep it. After 80 overs of play, they get a new one while the old one is handed back to the umpire,” Klusener told Times of India.

“I have no problem with saliva being banned by the ICC. Coronavirus is passed through saliva, so that makes sense. However, I would like to see a certain amount of a specific substance provided by the ball manufacturers (say 10ml for example) to the team captain which he can use at this discretion for 80 overs. After that it can be replaced with a newer one.”

Meanwhile, it is going to be hard for the players to get used to the new law as they have been using saliva throughout their careers.

AB de Villiers is not the greatest South African batsman: Lance Klusener
Lance Klusener. Credits: AFP

ICC is going to be lenient in the initial phase as the umpires will give two warnings to the fielding team if saliva is used. Five penalty runs will be awarded on the third occasion and the ball will be disinfected if the saliva is used by a player.

“It is a habit. Players will have to adapt to the new normal. Mistakes will be made by them at first but over a period of time they will get used to it.” Klusener said.

Meanwhile, former Indian legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar has also suggested the use of wax. Some players have suggested that two new balls can be used or the pitches can be made bowler’s friendly.

Lance Klusener (Image Credit: Google)

Lance Klusener Talks How Can Hardik Pandya And Shivam Dube Improve

Former South African all-rounder Lance Klusener believes that the Indian pace-bowling all-rounders Hardik Pandya and Shivam Dube have the abilities to become match-winners by improving their skills.

Indian national cricket team is now giving special importance to the pace-bowling all-rounders as the team is introducing and building some talented players in this spot. After Hardik Pandya has grown up impressively, Shivam Dube has now entered to this fight.

The 26-year-old Hardik Pandya made his international debut in January 2016. With the time progress, the all-rounder has impressed with his consistent performances. If he remains fit, he is now India’s no.1 choice for the pace-bowling all-rounder spot. He has already faced some challenging situations and showed his true calibre in those moments.

Hardik Pandya, Lance Klusener, Shivam Dube
Hardik Pandya (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Hardik Pandya has played 11 Tests, 54 ODIs and 40 T20Is where the right-handed batsman has scored 1,799 international runs (532 Test runs, 957 ODI runs and 310 runs) and the right-arm medium-fast bowler has taken 109 international wickets (17 Test wickets, 54 ODI wickets and 38 T20I wickets).

Just encourage Hardik Pandya to have an open mind: Lance Klusener

Lance Klusener believes that Hardik Pandya can make a difference for the team if he slightly increases his pace. The former Proteas all-rounder feels that the team only needs to encourage Pandya to have an open mind.

Hardik Pandya, Lance Klusener, Shivam Dube
Lance Klusener (Image Credit: Google)

Klusener told the Federal, “I think if he can bowl a bit quicker and can add another 5-10 kmph on that bowling, that would make a difference. His batting has come on leaps and bounds and I think he is definitely having a great leadership in the Indian team. Just encourage him to have an open mind. Rather than learn from his own mistakes, have him learn from the mistakes of others. Just grab all the knowledge and use what he can use and split up what he can’t.”

Lance Klusener also spoke about Shivam Dube

In the absence of Hardik Pandya, the 26-year-old Shivam Dube has recently earned the opportunity in the national team. He has impressed with his cricketing skills in limited opportunities but needs to prove his consistency.

After making the international debut in last November, Shivam Dube has played only ODI and six T20Is. While the left-handed batsman has scored nine ODI runs and 64 T20Is runs, the right-arm medium bowler has scalped three T20I wickets.

Hardik Pandya, Lance Klusener, Shivam Dube
Shivam Dube (Image Credit: Google)

Lance Klusener has claimed that Shivam Dube is in the learning process and has got a lot of work to do.

Klusener said, “Shivam is learning his trade; definitely showing signs of being that all-rounder. It is hard to get a long run in the Indian team if you are not performing. So, he has got a lot of work to do. He has got some great heads around him for inputs and he is definitely someone India will be looking to. And if he can rise to that occasion and deliver with the bat and the ball, then he is definitely someone can be classified as an all-rounder.”

Lance Klusener (Image Credit: Google)
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Lance Klusener Announced As The Afghanistan Head Coach

Former South African cricketer Lance Klusener joins Afghanistan team as the head coach. The experienced will guide the team now for their upcoming assignments. Afghanistan is currently developing as a challenging team. Lately, the performance of the team is commendable.

Lance Klusener has coached worldwide. He worked as a batting coach for Zimbabwe team, batting coach of South Africa Test team and has coached in many domestic matches. Now he will be working with Afghanistan and will take up the role before the series against West Indies in November.

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Afghanistan Cricket Board announced that the head coach Phil Simmons‘ tenure came to an end. 50 applications were received by the board and one of them was of Klusener. ACB CEO Lutfullah Stanikzai expressed confidence in him and opined his experience will help a lot.

“Lance Klusener is a renowned name in the cricketing world. It will be great to see our players benefit from his vast experience both as a player and a coach.” Mr Stanikzai said

Lance Klusener
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Lance Klusener is confident

Lance Klusener said that he was happy to take up the role and would work hard to make Afghanistan the best.

“I am extremely excited and honoured to be given the opportunity to work with some of the best talents in world cricket. Everyone knows the fearless brand of cricket Afghanistan plays. I am very confident that with some hard work we can become one of the best sides in the world. I am really looking forward to working with the Afghanistan team and helping them take their cricket to the next level.”

Klusener played 171 ODIs, 49 Test matches, 197 first-class and 324 List A matches. He has scored 3576 in ODI, 9521 in first-class cricket and 6648 in List A matches. After retiring from cricket, he decided to become a coach and got the training. At present, he is the level 4 certified coach.

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Navdeep Saini, Lance Klusener
Lance Klusener (Image Credit: BackpagePix)
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Navdeep Saini Is Superbly Fit And Has Hunger To Bowl At 150 Kmph: Lance Klusener

Navdeep Saini, the young talent, has gained his place in T20I against South Africa. After his performance in West Indies soil, the selectors are looking forward to giving him more chances. He made his T20I debut in West Indies soil where he took 5 wickets in 3 T20Is. He was also awarded Player of the Match on his T20I debut. Lance Klusener, the South Africa assistant batting coach, is delighted with the improving performance of Saini.

Klusener has told Times of India that Saini has now become the prominent face of India as a fast bowler. He is pleased to know that he is bowling at the speed of 150 kmph and the best thing he noticed in Saini is that he enjoys his game.

“I am so glad to see Navdeep Saini being recognized. You don’t see many in Indian cricket who can bowl at 150 kmph. While he loves bowling at 150, he knows that this ability doesn’t last forever. So his idea is, just enjoy it as long as you can,” Klusener told TOI.

Navdeep Saini has added a lot of value to Delhi team: Lance Klusener

Navdeep Saini, Lance Klusener
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Lance Klusener was the batting consultant for Delhi Senior team in last white-ball season since then he knows Saini. He noticed that Saini is fit and his action makes the game easier for him.

“He is a great human being and that added a lot of value to our Delhi team last year,” Klusener said.

“I think he has wonderful action which is very clean and smooth. He is superbly fit as well. But while chatting with him, I realized he is hungry to bowl at 150 and above.”

Earlier, the fast Bowler Navdeep Saini was also selected in the squad for Test but was never given chance to play. He has played 43 first-class matches and picked 120 wickets at an economy rate of 2.81. He has also played 41 List A matches and picked 65 wickets.

VVS Laxman, Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. Credit: Twitter
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Rishabh Pant Is A Phenomenal Talent But Needs Time: Lance Klusener

The young player Rishabh Pant is commanding the wicket-keeping for India in place of MS Dhoni. The player has shown his ability for wicketkeeping but has not proven himself as a better batsman. Since the World Cup 2019, he is being criticised for selection of shots and rushing to play big shots. Currently, the T20I batting coach of South Africa for India tour, Lance Klusener, remarked Rishabh as a phenomenal talent but agrees to give him the platform.

He is of the view that Rishabh should learn from the mistakes of others and move ahead. Though players opine to learn from owns mistake and improve, Klusener is of a different view.

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“It would hard for me to pinpoint but with a phenomenal talent like that, one always tends to get a bit ahead of himself,” Klusener

“He needs to give himself time to get in and that bit of time will allow him to showcase his talent”

“What gets you ahead in international cricket is learning from others’ mistakes rather than making your own mistakes along the way and learning,” he said.

You can learn from your own mistakes but it will take a lot more time to realise – Lance Klusener

He says the procedure to learn from your mistakes takes time while learning from others can quickly improve your mistakes.

“I will tell you why. You can learn from your own mistakes but it will take a lot more time to realise, correct and become a better player using that process. If you look at mistakes others are making, you will learn quickly and thus improve fast,” said Klusener.

Lance Klusener, Rishabh
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Lance Klusener, former South African allrounder, expressed that skill level is getting down in players because of the introduction of limited-overs games. Test cricket allows players to improve their game as the player has to bat or ball for a longer time.

“I think in the past when the focus was more on Test cricket, you had to bowl 15-overs-a-day. The more you bowled or longer you batted, you got better at it naturally,” he said.

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Klusener played 49 Test matches and 171 ODIs in the international career.

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ICC Cricket World Cup: Top 10 Highest Batting Averages In CWC History

Every cricketer has a dream to play the Cricket World Cup (CWC) and make a crucial impact for his team to win a CWC trophy. But, only a few players can fulfil this dream.

Batting is one of the essential parts of a cricket team. The batting average determines the success rate of a batsman. So, the better average in CWC career means he is one of the high-quality batsmen in international cricket history.

Here we are briefly discussing the top ten batsmen who have the highest batting averages in the Cricket World Cup history (Special Criteria: Batsmen have played at least 10 CWC innings).

10. Kane Williamson (New Zealand) – 58.73

Cricket World Cup, Batting averages
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The right-handed top-order batsman Kane Williamson is one of best batsmen in New Zealand cricket history. He is famous for his calm brain. After featuring the 2011 and 2015 Cricket World Cups as an important batsman, he is leading his national side in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. After batting in 21 CWC innings, Williamson has scored 881 runs with an average of 58.73. He has hit two centuries and three half-centuries in his CWC career.