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Lalchand Rajput named Head Coach of Afghanistan

Former Indian batsman Lalchand Rajput has been named as the new head coach of Afghanistan. 

Rajput has beaten the likes of ex-Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf and former South Africa opener Herschelle Gibbs to get this position.

Ex-Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif had also applied for the job and had reached the last round but Rajput was selected.

Afghanistan Cricket Board Chairman Danish Nasimullah said in a statement,



Mr. Rajput has coached the Indian Under-19 Cricket side as well as the Mumbai Indians franchise in the IPL. His experience is a key asset for Afghanistan Cricket. Mr. Rajput is technically and professionally strong coach in cricket, I am sure his presence with Afghan national cricket team will benefit the team.



Rajput has played two Tests and four ODIs for India along with 110 matches and 7988 runs in first-class cricket. He has also coached Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. He has also had successful stints at the helm of India Under-19 and A teams.

Inzamam Ul Haq recently quit as the head coach of Afghanistan and ever since, the team has been looking for a good head coach to mentor the team.

Rajput’s first assignment is the tour of Scotland, Ireland and the Netherlands in July and August. 

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