'Zulu' gets backing for Proteas bowling job

Pat Symcox says Lance Klusener is the right candidate for the job given his experience in the sport.

FILE: Former Proteas' bowling coach Allan Donald, Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - Former Proteas spinner Pat Symcox reckons Dolphins coach Lance Klusener should be South Africa's next bowling coach.

This comes after Allan Donald stepped down after four years in that role.

Donald was appointed in June 2011 as part of Gary Kirsten's management team and continued to work under Russell Domingo.

The Proteas will need to appoint a new bowling coach ahead of their July tour to Bangladesh and Symcox believes Klusener is the perfect replacement.

He says Klusener is the right candidate given his record and depth of experience.

"It's not necessary that the guy must be homegrown. For me, I just want the best coach to join the team and one that comes to mind that we can use more is Lance Klusener. I think that he was a bowler, essentially he will add real value to the team.

He said Cricket South Africa should broaden their search and look at candidates abroad.

"If you talking about the perfect guy for the job then really why won't you be looking around the world, as opposed to just South Africa?"

Symcox believes Klusener must be roped in given the work he has done with the Dolphins.

"You know himself as a good fast bowler; he has done some good job at the Dolphins. Who knows maybe he wants to put his name in the hat, I'm not sure."


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