Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has appointed Lalchand Rajput as the interim head coach of the senior men’s national team.
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.
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.
Apart from his success with India, he was also Afghanistan’s head coach and led them to Test status.
He has also coached the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, while his stellar work as the coaching director of the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s National Cricket Academy is well-documented.
As a player, Rajput was a solid opening batsman who played Test and one-day international cricket for India.