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Lalchand Rajput named as interim head coach of Zimbabwe

Hyderabad: Former Team India manager Lalchand Rajput has been named interim head coach of the Zimbabwe Cricket Team. The 56-year-old will replace Heath Streak, who was sacked in March after failing to qualify for the 2019 World Cup.

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“Rajput is a highly qualified, vastly experienced and well-respected coach who was in charge when India won the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 in 2007,” Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) said in a statement.

Rajput is expected to join the team ahead of a triangular Twenty20 international (T20I) series involving Zimbabwe, Australia and Pakistan in Harare in July.

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Former opening batsman Rajput, who played two tests and four One-Day Internationals for India, is a vastly experienced coach. He was also in charge of the Indian team which won the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 in 2007 under MS Dhoni.



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