Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has appointed Greg Lamb as batting coach for the national Under-19 team. The 38-year-old former Zimbabwe international has previously served in the same role.
He has joined the national Under-19 technical team led by head coach Prosper Utseya as Zimbabwe prepare for the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2020 that will be held in South Africa from 17 January to 9 February.
“It’s a privilege to be back with the national Under-19 team and I am already enjoying working with such a talented group of players as we prepare for the Under-19 World Cup in South Africa,” Lamb said.
“What makes it more exciting is that I am working with most of the technical staffers that I have worked with before, which makes it easier for us to function efficiently as a unit as we all know each other very well.”
ZC director of cricket Hamilton Masakadza has hailed the appointment, saying Lamb’s experience as a player and a coach will be valuable especially ahead of the biennial global youth tournament.
“Greg is a great addition to the Under-19 technical team. His vast knowledge of the game and ability to get players to improve on their talent and also to perform better in matches will be valuable,” Masakadza said.
Apart from Utseya and Lamb, the other members of the Zimbabwe Under-19 technical staff are team manager Moses Chitare, analyst Mufaro Chiturumani, physiotherapist Travor Wambe and fitness trainer Walter Karimanzira.