Lance Klusener has himself had success batting in lower order positions © Getty Images
Lance Klusener has himself had success batting in lower order positions © Getty Images

Lance Klusener has been roped in by the South African management to hone the batting skills of the lower-order in a bid to strengthen that facet of their game in light of their 3-0 drubbing in India. Klusener makes for a suitable candidate as he will be on the similar wavelength having batted lower down the order himself. Klusener also has a coaching background given that he has coached the Dolphins franchise in South African domestic cricket. He has played a significant role in boosting the batting profile of their lower order. ALSO READ: South Africa vs England 2015: Proteas need to arrest decline of all-rounders

“We see our lower order as being potentially an area we need to work on. I don’t think we are blessed with the all-rounders of the past. We used to have Klusener batting at No.8, Pollock at No.9 and Nicky Boje at No.10. Now, our tail is a little bit exposed,” Russell Domingo, South Africa’s coach was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

“His particular role will be to work with our lower order batters and also to give our lower order a sense of purpose and a sense of direction,” Domingo added.

Domingo expressed confidence that the top order will put their bad memories in India behind them and will get back to their usual selves. “We’ve got some serious quality in our batting line-up. We know it’s all about runs and putting in big performances but we know it’s one big score away, one good start, or one dropped catch and somebody can get a bit of luck and a bit of momentum going and everything will click back into place. We are very confident that the group we’ve got are the best players in the country,” he said.