Shiv Sunder Das appointed as the Indian Women’s Team Batting Coach

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Shiv Sunder Das

Former India opener batsman Shiv Sunder Das has been appointed as the batting coach of the Indian women’s team for their upcoming tour of England. Shiv Sunder Das is looking forward to using his coaching stint at the NCA to help the Indian Women’s team during their tour of England.

Shiv Sunder Das who has played 23 tests from 2000-2002 has a decent average of near 35 with more than 1300 runs, including two hundred and nine half-centuries.

“It will be a good experience and I am looking forward to it,” the 43-year-old former Odisha skipper told media on his appointment.

He has polished his skills at the NCA under the guidance of Rahul Dravid & he believes that this training will help him in solving technical problems of the batters.

“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,” said the man who has played all his cricket under the BCCI president’s captaincy.

“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.”

Shiv Sunder Das was an integral part of the Indian team that toured England under Sourav Ganguly in the year 2002 & scored 250 runs in a first-class tour game. “That was my highest score in England on that tour,” he recalled.

For many years Das has played league cricket in England & he believes that his experience of having played league cricket for years in England will prove to be very helpful in coaching the Indian Women’s team ahead of their England tour.

“It will help that I have played a lot of cricket in England, including international cricket and league cricket. I know the conditions and those experiences I will share with them. A few of them have toured England multiple times and they have a bit of experience. Whatever time we have, we will see how many training sessions we get and make sure we use them properly,” he said.

The Indian Women’s team will be playing a test match after a long time but the newly appointed Coach is quite confident that the Indian women’s team will easily adapt to the conditions in England with the support of senior & experienced players Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami.

“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.

“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,” Das concluded.

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