Former Zimbabwe captain Dave Houghton has been named the brand new head coach of the nationwide group by Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) on June 14, 2022. He’s set to take cost forward of the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2022, beginning within the month of June.
Houghton will take over from incumbent coach Lalchand Rajput of India, who will now assume the function of Technical Director of the Zimbabwe cricket group. Earlier, Zimbabwe additionally roped in former South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener as their batting coach after the veteran ended his stint with the Afghanistan nationwide group.
Rajput’s teaching contract was prolonged not too long ago in March by Zimbabwe Cricket, however the board has now revamped the assist workers.
Dave Houghton To Start His Second Stint As Zimbabwe Group Coach
This would be the second time Dave Houghton would be the head coach of the Zimbabwe Group. The 64-year-old former keeper-batter had beforehand coached Zimbabwe within the late 90s, and was on the helm throughout their memorable run to the Tremendous Six stage of the 1999 World Cup in England, following memorable group-stage wins over India and South Africa.
He had additionally captained Zimbabwe of their inaugural Check in opposition to India in 1992 and scored a century in that match as properly. It was the primary of 4 that he made in 22 Check matches, scoring 1464 runs in complete at a median of 43.05. His 266 in opposition to Sri Lanka in Bulawayo in 1994 stays Zimbabwe’s highest particular person Check rating.
He additionally performed 63 ODIs, making 1530 runs with one century and 12 fifties to his identify.
“We’re delighted to be bringing in Dave and we rely ourselves lucky and privileged to have the ability to appoint such a vastly skilled and extremely revered head coach at a time we need to enhance our on-field performances,” present director of cricket at ZC, Masakadza mentioned in a media assertion.
“With Lance having additionally bounced again as batting coach, we imagine we now have a formidable technical group that may push for World Cup qualification and guarantee our gamers put in constantly aggressive efficiency. I’d additionally wish to thank Lalchand who has been accountable for the group for the previous 4 years, an extremely difficult interval for our cricket,” he added.
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