Former all-rounder Lance Klusener worked with the Proteas during September’s T20I series against India.
The first match in Dharamsala was washed out without a ball bowled. India won the second in Mohali and the Proteas the third in Bengaluru.
‘I’ve been watching as a spectator for eight years; it’s hard to say from the outside, but what I see is a lack of intensity. That’s what I would be looking at. I hate to say it, but it just doesn’t look right,’ said Klusener in early September.
‘I think it is intensity. It’s having a presence at the crease, and I’m only speaking from a batting point of view. I want to bring some fresh ideas; I believe if you’re doing the same things you achieve the same results. Hopefully the boys will respond and change the way they approach or think about it.’
The hard-hitting Klusener didn’t play T20I cricket during an eight-year international career from 1996 to 2004, but was formidable with the bat throughout 171 ODIs and won the Player of the Tournament award at the 1999 World Cup.
‘Why can’t David Miller do that? Why can’t Andile Phehlukwayo? Why can’t Dwaine Pretorius? Why can’t they do it tomorrow? Those are the questions I ask. I don’t think it’s technical, besides a few small things, but most of it is believing they can do that,’ added Klusener.
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