• Klusener happy at Kings

    Former Proteas all-rounder Lance Klusener is relishing coaching the Rajshahi Kings in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League.

    The Kings sport the services of  South African batsman Christiaan Jonker, Sri Lanka pair Isuru Urdana and Seekkuge Prasanna, Dutch international Ryan ten Doeschate – and a host of local talent.

    ‘I think the Bangladeshi players came from a lot of cricket, and that’s good. There are a couple of players from England who have not played for a while. But the make-up of our side are players from the subcontinent, and that is something we will try to do to make it right,’ said Klusener.

    ‘We have very few from outside, so hopefully that will be a good step, because we think that they have better knowledge to play in these conditions. We have got a good bowling attack. It’s just about finding the balance. And we have lots of variety, so that’s an advantage for us. At the same time, we have some wonderful batters and we will try to look at some decent scores to defend.’

    The Kings currently occupy last position in the seven-team tournament, after losing to a Dhaka Dynamites outfit spearheaded by West Indian trio Kieron Pollord, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell.

    ‘I am not trying to put too much attention to the other teams. I think our focus will be on ourselves, on what we can do. Obviously, there are some really good teams out there, and there is no easy game. But our focus will be on ourselves and on what we can do to try and win games,’ added Klusener.

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