Former India opener Shiv Sundar Das has been appointed as the batting coach of the Indian women’s team for the tour of England and is keen to use his coaching stint at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) to guide the youth during the journey. Huh. Das, who has played 23 Tests between 2000-02, averages close to 35, with more than 1300 runs, including two centuries and nine half-centuries.
The 43-year-old former Odisha captain told PTI on his appointment, “It will be a good experience and I am waiting for it.”
He has respected his skills as a batting coach at NCA under the guidance of Rahul Dravid and believes that this will help him solve the technical problems of batsmen.
“I have been a part of NCA for the last 4-5 years and have been a batting coach for the last few years. I would like to thank Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly for giving me this opportunity,” he said. Under the captaincy of the BCCI President.
“I don’t think there is much difference and at the end of the day, you impart your knowledge, and work with the players. You contribute to their success and solve their cricketing issues when they need you Be prepared to do. My responsibility is to prepare them well and prepare for the match. “
Das was part of the Indian team that toured England under Ganguly in 2002 and scored 250 runs in the first-class tour game.
“That was my highest score in England on that tour,” he recalled.
Das believes that his experience of playing league cricket in England for years will also prove to be of great help.
“It will help that I have played a lot of cricket in England, including international cricket and league cricket. I know the circumstances and the experiences that I will share with them.
He said, “Some of them have visited England many times and have little experience. Whatever time we have, we’ll see how many training sessions we get and make sure we use them properly. “
The women’s team will play Test matches after a long time but the new batting coach is confident that it will not be very difficult to adapt to the circumstances due to senior players like Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami being in the team.
“The girls will be excited as they are getting a chance to play Test matches after a long time and it is a good initiative that they are playing in the longer format.
He said, Jhulan and Mithali have played a lot of international cricket and they get along with it easily and it is a good time for young players because it gives an opportunity to learn the art of making innings or throwing too many overs, which Is good for Overall development as a cricketer, ”he concludes.
Dravid’s core NCA team may visit Sri Lanka for bilateral series
The BCCI wants NCA chief Rahul Dravid to oversee the second-line Indian team playing six white ball matches in Sri Lanka in July.
Ever since Dravid took over as NCA chief, the A team or second-string sides have had NCA coaches who have been rotated with Paras Mhambre, Abhay Sharma, Sitanshu Kotak managing the A and Under-19 sides.
He said, ‘There is a possibility that Dravid may travel to Sri Lanka. We will come to know soon. ‘
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