Hrishikesh Kanitkar has been appointed as the Batting coach of the Indian Women’s team. He will take up the duties from India’s home series against Australia beginning on December 9.
The appointment of Kanitkar will bring more experience & balance to the India Women’s team having coached at various levels over the last seven years. Kanitkar initially coached the Goa team in the Rani Trophy & then went ahead to coach the Tamil Nadu team for three years. He was also the coach of India’s U-19 team which won the U19 Women’s World Cup in 2022 & was an integral part of the coaching staff under VVS Laxman on India’s tour of New Zealand when Rahul Dravid & his team got a short break after the rigorous T20 World Cup.
Notably, Kanitkar also has playing experience in front of his name. He played for India between 1997 & 2000 & has featured in 2 Tests & 34 ODIs for India. He has amassed over 10,000 first-class runs & his appointment will add more power to the India Women’s team.
Ramesh Powar gets transferred to the NCA
There comes another important update from the Indian Women’s Team. Their head coach Ramesh Powar will leave his position as he will join VVS Laxman’s Coaching team at the NCA in Bengaluru & will work with the Men’s cricket team as their spin bowling coach.
“It is an honor to be appointed as the new Batting Coach of the Senior Women’s team,” Kanitkar said in his statement. He further said that he has seen lots of potential in the team & that he will work towards unleashing it. He also said that a plethora of marquee events are coming up & India Women’s team has a lot of opportunities to prove their mettle.
VVS Laxman applauded Powar’s appointment to the NCA by stating that Powar’s appointment as spin bowling coach will be beneficial for the NCA as he will bring along with him valuable experience & expertise.
He further elaborated that Powar’s experience in domestic, age group cricket & International arena will help him to play an active role in the betterment of the game. He also said that he is looking ahead to working with Powar in his new role at the NCA.