BCCI has appointed former Indian starter Shiv Sunder Das as hitting coach for the Indian women’s team for the England tour. India is scheduled to tour England to play in all three formats, including playing a test match after half a decade.
Das has honed his skills as a hitting coach at the National Cricket Academy under the direction of Rahul Dravid. He believes that the time in the NCA will help him to solve the technical problems of the batters of the Indian team during the tour of England.
“I’ve been a part of the NCA for the last 4-5 years and I’ve been a hitting coach for the last two years. I would like to thank Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly for giving me this opportunity ”.
That has played 23 tests between 2000-02, averaging 35 with more than 1,300 runs, including two tons and nine half centuries. He was part of the Indian team that toured England with Ganguly in 2002 and scored 250 in a first-class game, which was also the highest during that tour. He believes that his experience of playing years in the cricket league in England will also prove very useful for the Indian team.
The women’s team will play a test match after a long time, but the new hitting coach is confident that veteran professionals like Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami can help the team adjust to English conditions.
Earlier this week, the Indian team announced for the tour of England. The women’s team will also have a new head coach Ramesh powar it is set to replace WV Raman. Recent reports in the Indian media suggest that both the men’s and women’s teams will travel to England together in early June. The men’s team will also play test series against England after playing the World Test Championship final against New Zealand in June.