The Indian women’s cricket team which will tour England in June got two more coaches. Former Indian team test opener Shiv Sunder Das has been appointed as the batting coach while Abhay Sharma has been made the fielding coach.
The Team Tour
The team is scheduled to tour England next month. During the tour, the team will play one Test, three ODIs and three T20 series against England. Earlier, Ramesh Power was appointed as the team’s head coach replacing WV Raman. A total of 35 people applied for the coach. The BCCI then interviewed four people. Power has been re-elected as head coach, while Shiv Sunder Das has been named batting coach. This was informed by the BCCI on Monday.
Shiv Sundar Das has become the interim batting coach of the Indian women’s cricket team. Das, 43 years old, has scored more than 10,000 runs in first-class cricket. The right-handed batsman has scored 10,908 runs at an average of 38.68 in 180 matches. That includes 24 centuries and 52 fifties. His unbeaten 300 was his highest score in First class.
Shiv Sundar Das has played 23 Test matches for India and scored 1326 runs at an average of 34.89. That includes two centuries and nine fifties. He was also part of the Historical test against Australia, which India won after being follow-on in Eden Garden.
He has also played four ODIs for India. He is the third and last player of Odisha to play international cricket after Debasish Mohanty and Sanjay Raul.
Prior to this, Shivsunder Das has been the coach of the Barbados Cricket Team in 2016 by the West Indies Cricket Association. In 2014, he was also the head coach of the Manipur cricket team. He started coaching under-19 and under-19 cricketers in 2014. Das has a lot of experience in coaching. With this in mind, the BCCI has appointed the national women’s cricket team as batting.
Shiv Sunder Das started his cricketing life at Pragati Sporting Club in Bhubaneswar and was fondly addressed as Budha by his colleagues, coach and as Budha Bhai by his juniors in his sporting club. Pragati sporting has been responsible for producing many state-level cricketers like Sanjay Satpathy, Tukuna Sahoo etc.