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Big change in Indian women’s team, Dravid’s special man made batting coach

Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday announced major changes in the Indian women’s cricket team. Hrishikesh Kanitkar has been made the batting coach of the senior team. The appointment will be effective from the five-match T20I series against Australia starting December 9. Former women’s team head coach Ramesh Powar will go to the National Cricket Academy. He will play an important role for men’s cricket in the NCA under the leadership of VVS Laxman.

After this responsibility, Hrishikesh Kanitkar said, ‘It is an honor to be appointed as the new batting coach of the senior women’s team. I see tremendous potential in this team and we have a good mix of youth and experience. I believe this team is ready for the upcoming challenges. We have some big competitions coming up and it is going to be exciting for the team and for me as the batting coach.

Former women’s team head coach Ramesh Powar said, ‘My tenure as head coach of the senior women’s team has been an enriching experience. Over the years, I have worked closely with some of the legends of the sport and the budding talents of the country. With my new role at NCA, I look forward to helping groom talent.

NCA chief and veteran cricketer of his era VVS Laxman said, “With Ramesh Powar joining us (as spin bowling coach), I am sure he will bring his expertise and experience to the National Cricket Academy. Powar’s experience in domestic, age-group cricket and the international circuit will come in handy.

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