Klusener in charge of Dolphins

2012-01-25 13:12

Johannesburg - Lance Klusener has been appointed as the Sunfoil Dolphins’ interim coach for the remainder of the season, the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) franchise announced on Wednesday.

Klusener, 40, who has completed a level-three coaching course under the auspices of Cricket South Africa, takes over from Graham Ford who resigned a week ago.

It has been reported that Ford will soon be appointed as Sri Lanka’s new coach.

Klusener represented the Dolphins with distinction during his playing career and was captain the last time they won a trophy, when the team shared the SuperSport Series title with the Titans during the 2005/06 season.

“Being a former Dolphin, I am very proud of my team and want to be part of the process of rebuilding the team to its rightful place as SA’s number one franchise,” Klusener said in a statement.

Klusener, who is affectionately known as ‘Zulu’, takes over a team that finds itself in a bit of a muddle. The Dolphins are currently bottom of the four-day SuperSport Series standings after failing to win in seven matches.

The former all-rounder, who played in 49 Tests and 171 one-day internationals for his country, will be thrust straight into action with the Dolphins set to take on the Chevrolet Warriors in a SuperSport match at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead in Durban on Thursday.

“With Lance’s vast experience at our disposal, we believe that our players will be challenged and want to perform. Lance also has first-hand knowledge on the dynamics and makeup of our team,” Fa-eez Jaffar, the president of the KZN Cricket Union said.


  • The-third - 2012-01-25 13:34

    Well good luck to you chief.

  • Shaun - 2012-01-25 13:40

    An awesome player. Lets hope he has what it takes to be an awesome coach.

  • Gerry - 2012-01-25 13:44

    Based on their current league standing, they need all the help they can get!? Good luck Zulu - maybe you should also play; you can't do worse than the current team!!?

      Thunukenenxeba - 2012-01-25 14:24


      malcolm.molver - 2012-01-25 14:54

      Lol. Take it easy on the Dolphins. They made a big decision about a year or two ago to rebuild the side. They did away with a load of experienced "mercenaries", players who had roamed about from one team to the next. They decided to focus on local young players and will improve over time.

      goyougoodthing - 2012-01-25 15:07

      The biggest problem at the Dolphins is the team of dodgy management.

  • goyougoodthing - 2012-01-25 14:11

    I hope he's a good coach. Was a great player but had the worst personality of any sportsperson I have ever had to deal with. Rude, arrogant and abrasive, and all whilst people around him were trying to do things FOR HIM.

      Heiku - 2012-01-25 16:12

      so what WERE you doing FOR HIM?

  • Oamis - 2012-01-25 14:16

    Lance is a legend !!!!!!!!!

  • Caleb - 2012-01-25 14:44

    Welcome back to cricket The ZULU!!! Hoping for some competitive cricket fromt he dolphins in the seasons to come.

  • jos.pike - 2012-01-25 15:23

    Another Zulul...lander comes good! Well done Lance. This is just the next step in a great cricket carrer- your honest, no nonsense attitude should keep the players on the straight and narrow

  • francoisjv1 - 2012-01-30 08:55

    Why are you SO quiet about the win of the Titans, Rob?

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