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Rajput: Talent is abundant

By Sports Reporter / Published on Wednesday, 27 Jun 2018 18:15 PM / No Comments / 1229 views

27 June 2018

CHEVRONS interim coach Lalchand Rajput is convinced there is enormous talent within Zimbabwe Cricket that only needs the right guidance.

Rajput gets down to business with his Chevrons this Sunday in the T20 International tri-series involving Australia and Pakistan at Harare Sports Club.

The former India and Afghanistan coach had time to watch some of the local players during the Kenya T20 series where he was left convinced with the nature of talent that was on exhibition.

“I think the talent is abundant. It’s only that we have to give the right guidance that’s why I want to try to be with the boys. I think I am really impressed with the talent.

“Its only areas that we have to tighten up and we are working on it because you cannot change overnight it will take time and I am sure this talent will get into performance very soon.”

Zimbabwe will be without five senior players in Brendan Taylor, Graeme Cremer, Sikandar Raza Butt, Sean Williams and Craig Ervine.

Rajput has backed the available players selected for the tri-series to come good against the world’s best T20I sides.

“To be very honest, I just look at the players who are available and the best 15 or 17 which we have picked so my job is to get the 17 who are available and prepare them for the tri-series.

“I am not interested in who is available or not available. My job is for the people who are available and I want to prepare them well for the tri-series,” he said.

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