Dav Whatmore is the new Zimbabwe coach until end of World Cup
Nirapad News : Dav Whatmore has been confirmed as the coach of Zimbabwe after the Australian agreed to a contract that will run only to the end of the World Cup in March.
Whatmore, who coached Sri Lanka to a World Cup triumph in 1996, will take charge of his fourth international side, having also led Bangladesh and Pakistan.
The Sri Lanka-born 60-year-old, who played seven Tests for Australia in 1979, believes there is plenty of potential in the Zimbabwe squad.
“I know this team, I have seen them beating Pakistan, so the potential is there,” he said. “What we all require is a genuine effort, a duty of care to the employer and a collective effort.
“There are challenges with every position. Coaching is what I do and I enjoy doing it. That’s why I am here.”
A batting coach will be appointed to assist Whatmore, while the incumbent Douglas Hondo will remain as bowling coach.
Whatmore will discuss the possible extension of his contract after the World Cup, to be played in Australia and New Zealand from 14 February to 29 March.