BCCI has appointed former Indian opener Shiv Sunder Das as the batting coach of the Indian women’s team for the tour of England. India is set to tour England to play games across all three formats, including playing a test match after half a decade.
Das has honed his skills as a batting coach at the National Cricket Academy under Rahul Dravid’s guidance. He believes that time at NCA will help him to solve the technical problems of the batters in the Indian team during the England tour.
“I have been part of NCA for the last 4-5 years and have been batting coach for the last couple of years. I would like to thank Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly for giving me this opportunity,”
Das has played 23 Tests between 2000-02, averaging 35 with more than 1300 runs, including two tons and nine half-centuries. He was a part of the Indian team that toured England under Ganguly in 2002 and scored 250 in a first-class tour game, which was also his highest during that tour. He believes that his experience of having played years of league cricket in England will also prove to be very helpful for the Indian team
The women’s team will be playing a Test match after a long time, but the new batting coach is confident that senior pros like Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami can help the team in adapting to English conditions.
Earlier this week, the Indian team was announced for the tour of England. The women’s team will also have a new head coach as Ramesh Powar is set to replace WV Raman. Recent reports in Indian media suggest that both men’s and women’s teams will travel together to England at the start of June. The men’s team is also set to play test series against England after playing the World Test Championship final against New Zealand in June.