Lance Klusener has been named Zimbabwe’s batting coach, while Craig Ervine has been selected the ODI and T20I captain

Lance Klusener, a former experienced South African allrounder, has been appointed batting coach of Zimbabwe’s men’s national team. The Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) board confirmed the nomination during a meeting held on March 7. (Monday). Between 2016 and 2018, the 50-year-old served as Zimbabwe’s batting coach. He then served as head coach of the Afghanistan national team until January 1, 2022, when he resigned.

The board also made several additional decisions during the meeting. Craig Ervine, a left-handed batter, has been named Zimbabwe’s full-time white-ball captain. The 36-year-old batsman has played over 100 ODI matches, scoring 2837 runs at an average of 32.61. Ervine has played 34 T20I matches for his country, scoring 777 runs at an average of 25.06.

Meanwhile, Sean Williams has been named Zimbabwe’s Test captain. Williams has represented his country in 14 matches, scoring 1034 runs at a respectable average of 41.36. In his bowling career, the left-arm spinner has taken 21 wickets at an economy rate of 3.18.

Zimbabwe Cricket is currently recruiting a bowling coach and a fitness trainer for the men’s national squad. Zimbabwe will face Ireland in five One-Day Internationals (ODIs), three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), and one Test match slated to begin in April. Bangladesh is scheduled to visit Zimbabwe in July for two Tests, three One-Day Internationals, and an equal number of T20Is.