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Famous Cricketer Lance Klusener

by on November 20, 2012
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Famous Cricketer Lance Klusener

Whenever it came to South African batting line up, Lance Klusener was one name that had some sort of an oath to blow the other team out with his aggressive game play. His army background and his otherwise cool and composed personality were two things that contributed to his brilliant all rounder skills for South African cricket team.

Lance Klusener is a former player of the South African team who is more notable as an all-rounder. Klusener, nicknamed Zulu, was a vibrant batsman while his fast-medium swing style bowling was enough to thrash out the strongest of competitors. Crediting his superb performance at the World Cup of 1999, Klusener was ranked first in the ICC One Day Internationals batting ranking list. Not only this, he was also categorized as the finest One-Day batsman, having played in ODIs with a consistent average: 41.10.

Klusener also played for Nashua Dolphins (also known as Kwazulu-Natal) at the domestic level during 1991-2004. Later, he also got inducted into Northamptonshire County Cricket Club that went on till late 2008. He also played for the ICL 20-20 series conducted in India by playing for the team of Kolkata Tigers. In the season of 1996-97, Klusener played his Test debut by performing against India through the second Test match. Coming to his ODIs, this player was a torchbearer who made immense contributions to the standing of South African cricket team. He was actually feared as a determined batsman who made hard hitting scores, got impressive feats in his pockets and was subsequently selected as the Man of the tournament during the course of the World Cup held in 1999. Following this, in 2000, Klusener was also bestowed with the honor of Wisden Cricketer of the Year.

An aggressive player that he was, Klusener is still remembered for his notable average figures in the arena of One Day Internationals.

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