“This is a new challenge for me. It makes me very proud. I am looking forward to meet the team,” Klusener said in a statement issued by the RPSG group, the owners of the Durban franchise who also own the Lucknow Super Giants team in the IPL.
Klusener has built a strong coaching career since the end of his playing days and was, in fact, coach of the Durban-based Dolphins in the mid-2010s before moving around the world.
Prior to that, he had also worked with the South Africa team briefly as their assistant batting coach in late 2019, as the head coach of Rajshahi Kings in the BPL, as consultant coach of Indian domestic side Delhi. He also had short stints with South Africa’s senior men’s side in 2015 and with Mumbai Indians in the IPL in 2011.
As of now, CSA is likely to allow four international players in each playing XI and Indian players are not expected to be available for the league.
The owners, or co-owners, of Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals have bought the remaining teams in the competition.