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Coach Lance Klusener to leave Afghanistan

Former South African all-rounder and current head coach of Afghanistan Lance Klusener has decided to step down from his post. He does not want to continue as the coach of Afghanistan and is planning to leave.

Coach Lance Klusener to leave Afghanistan

For this, Klusener has also appealed to the Afghanistan Cricket Board not to renew his contract. His contract expires on December 31. He was appointed as the coach by the Afghanistan Cricket Board in September 2019.

Klusener became a coach after replacing Simmons

Klusener replaced Phil Simmons. Simmons was the coach of Afghanistan till the 2019 ODI World Cup. Klusener said that after spending two years with this team, I want to leave with some memorable moments. He said this in a press statement.

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What did Klusener say about leaving office?

Klausner said- If I leave the Afghanistan cricket team, now I will try to pursue my coaching career. I am ready to face the challenges ahead.

Brilliant performance during Klusener’s tenure

Afghanistan’s performance in the white-ball format during Klusener’s tenure has been excellent. During this time he has won one Test, three out of six ODIs, and nine out of 14 T20 Internationals. This includes a series of victories against the West Indies and Ireland.

Poor performance in T20 World Cup

However, after a good start in the T20 World Cup, he failed to sustain it. In the Super-12 round, the team crashed out of the race to reach the knockouts after winning just two out of five matches. This includes the defeats against India, Pakistan, and New Zealand.

Klusener’s brilliant performance for South Africa

Klusener played 49 Tests and 171 ODIs for South Africa between 1996 and 2004. He has 1906 runs in Tests and 3576 runs in ODIs. Apart from this, Klusener took 80 wickets in Tests and 192 wickets in ODIs.

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