BCCI appoints Shiv Sunder Das as Batting coach of Indian Women’s Cricket Team

According to PTI, former Indian opener Shiv Sunder Das is recently appointed by BCCI as the batting coach of Indian Women’s Cricket Team.

Shiv Sunder Das who has been coach in National Cricket Academy under Rahul Dravid’s guidance is now appointed by BCCI as batting Coach of Women’s Cricket team. BCCI appointed him on Monday according to a report by PTI.

Former Indian Opener will be the batting coach of Women’s cricket team for the upcoming England tour. Das, who has played 23 Tests between 2000-02, has a decent average of near 35 with more than 1300 runs, including two hundreds and nine half centuries.

It will be good experience and I am looking forward to it,” the 43-year-old former Odisha skipper told PTI on his appointment. Das Further told PTI that  “I have been part of NCA for last 4-5 years and have been batting coach for last couple of years. I would like to thank Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly for giving me this opportunity,”

“I don’t think there is a lot of difference and at the end of the day, you impart your knowledge, and work with players. You contribute to their success and be ready to solve their cricketing issues when they require you. My responsibility is to make them well prepared and match ready.”

Notably. Shiv Sunder Das was also the part Indian team that toured England back in 2002 under Sourav Ganguli’s captaincy. Das scored his best score of 25o runs there. Das Further told to PTI that ”

“The girls will be excited as they are getting an opportunity to play a Test match after a long time and it’s a good initiative that they are playing the longer format.”

He showed a great confidence in senior players like Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami and quoted  “Jhulan and Mithali have played a lot of international cricket and they will easily adjust to it and it is a good time for young players as it gives opportunity to learn the art of building an innings or bowl a lot of overs, which is good for overall growth as a cricketer,” Shiv Sunder Das told to PTI concluding his statement.

 

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