Coach Lance Klusener showers rich praise on the young Afghanistan spin attack

Afghanistan has a very good spin attack.

Afghanistan has best spin attack in Mujeeb, Nabi and Rashid | AFP

Afghanistan head coach Lance Klusener has showered rich praise on his young spin attack, saying they are the best in the world especially in the T20 format of the cricket.

Afghanistan is blessed with one of the best spin attacks comprising Rashid Khan, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Mohammad Nabi, Qais Ahmad in the world, who are known for their ability to fox the best of batsmen, and Klusener was highly impressed with his army of tweakers.

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Klusener said when asked if the Afghan spin attack is best T20I going around: “Yeah, clearly - just with the variations. It is still a young team but they’re getting a lot of experience playing around the world. So that’s good for us. With Afghanistan not playing too much domestic cricket, it’s a good sign.”

Former South Africa all-rounder was also happy with Afghanistan’s progress in T20 internationals as the Asian side is currently considered as one of the best teams in the shortest format of the game.

He added, “It’s [T20 cricket] the focus for us. We are trying to play as much T20 as possible - there’s an Asia Cup, a World Cup, and another T20 World Cup after that. We have a very good attack that includes guys who are playing [domestic T20 leagues] around the world. Our challenge is to score enough runs.”

Meanwhile, Afghanistan recently beat a full-strength West Indies team and has been given a tough challenge to the top international teams which shows how much talent is there, says Klusener.

He signed off by saying, “It just shows you how much talent is there. If we can just be a little more consistent and be a bit better at small things. My job is to get the best out of national players. I won’t be remembered for scouting in the leagues. I will be remembered for the games that I help Afghanistan win.”

(With ESPNCricinfo Inputs)


By Rashmi Nanda - 26 Mar, 2020

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