Rediff – Lalchand Rajput has been named interim coach of Zimbabwe, with his first assignment a triangular Twenty20 series against Australia and Pakistan in July.

Summary

  • Lalchand Rajput has been named interim coach of Zimbabwe, with his first assignment a triangular Twenty20 series against Australia and Pakistan in July.
  • Rajput was in charge of India when they lifted the inaugural World Twenty20 in 2007 and also had a successful spell with Afghanistan.
  • He was confirmed as coach in a statement by Zimbabwe Cricket on Thursday.
  • The 56-year-old takes over from Heath Streak, who was sacked in March after Zimbabwe’s failure to qualify for the Cricket World Cup in England and Wales next year.
  • Former opening batsman Rajput played two Tests and four One-Day Internationals for India, and was also previously the head of the country’s National Cricket Academy.


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