Dave Houghton Appointed as Zimbabwe Head Coach 2022
Former captain Dave Houghton has been re-appointed as a head coach of Zimbabwe Cricket team for 2022. The former cricketer has previously coached the country. He was in charge of the Rhodesians in the late nineties. Under him, Zimbabwe had a great performance in the 1999 World Cup.
Dave Houghton is taking charge of the team from current coach Lalchand Rajput. However, Rajput is also with the team. He has been newly appointed as the technical director of the team. Dave Houghton’ first assignment as a coach was to qualify for the World Twenty20. The tournament, to be held on Zimbabwean soil, was a litmus test for him.
In addition to the national team, Dave Houghton has coached cricket clubs Derbyshire and Middlesex. He coached the Mountaineers in the last domestic league. Meanwhile, Zimbabwe have returned South African all-rounder Lance Klusner to the coaching staff as batting coach.
Zimbabwe lost badly to Afghanistan on the day Dave Houghton took over. After the three-match ODI series, Zimbabwe has also lost all the matches in the three-match T20 series. In response to Afghanistan’s 125 runs in the last T20 match, the African country was all out for only 90 runs.