Former South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener will step down as the top coach of Afghanistan staff when his contract expires on December 31.

Klusener, who was appointed in September 2019, stated he won’t renew his contract.

“Having spent two years with the staff, I’ll take away some memorable moments with me,” he stated in an announcement on Monday.

“As I stroll away from Afghanistan cricket staff and its cricketing construction, I look ahead to the following stage in my teaching profession and alternatives it brings.” Klusener had taken over as Afghanistan coach from (*31*) Moles, who was serving in interim capability after the exit of Phil Simmons following the 2019 World Cup.
Klusener’s contract was then prolonged until the top of 2021.

Though Afghanistan hardly performed any cricket in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff did moderately nicely beneath Klusener, profitable one out of the three Tests, three out of the six ODIs and 9 out of 14 T20Is.

During his first collection as head coach, Afghanistan beat West Indies 2-1 within the T20I collection performed in India. They additionally beat Ireland 3-0 within the ODIs and 2-1 within the T20I collection earlier this yr.

In the recently-concluded T20 World Cup, Afghanistan crashed out of the group stage after profitable two out of their 5 matches.

Considered the most effective South African all-rounders throughout his taking part in days (1996 to 2004), Klusener scored 1906 runs and took 80 wickets in 49 Tests. He additionally scored 3576 runs and bought 192 wickets in 171 ODIs.

He has taken up varied teaching roles following his retirement, working with worldwide and home groups as nicely as IPL franchises.

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