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Zimbabwe recruits former Indian opener Lalchand Rajput as interim head coach

by Jasvinder Singh May 17, 2018 • 19:58 PM

Harare, May 17 (CRICKETNMORE) - Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) on Thursday named former India opener Lalchand Rajput as the interim head coach after ex-national skipper Heath Streak was sacked from the position in March.

"The 56-year-old is expected to start work immediately ahead of the triangular Twenty20 international (T20I) series involving Zimbabwe, Australia and Pakistan in Harare in July," read a ZC statement.

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Rajput, a former India opener, has previously been in-charge of India's coaching set-up during their World T20 triumph in 2007. 

He has also coached Afghanistan, after having coached Mumbai Indians and serving as the director of India's National Cricket Academy.

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Rajput's first challenge in his new role will be Zimbabwe's triangular T20I series involving Australia and Pakistan in Harare in July.