Ramesh Powar, a coach of the Indian women’s cricket team, is sure that his team needs to learn to play in a more decisive cricket. He provided the example of India ODI skipper Mithali Raj who played very well in the last games but lacked other batswomen to support her in the matches. The coach considers the strategy of fearless cricket a key to future success.
“We have to be fearless. I can’t force them in the first series. They have been playing with some ideology and we can’t make drastic changes. We have to assess what suits them. To get them out of it (current slow batting in middle overs) (we have to) convince them and to do that, it takes a lot of communication. Fearless is how modern cricket will be played,” the former India off-spinner noted.
Moulding efforts haven’t worked so far in the coach’s opinion.
“This time we tried a few combinations and it didn’t work out and going forward, we might try something new, bring new players, might mould them.”
Powar indicated that he will redesign a training process and use all the possible resources to get the team in shape till the 50-over World Cup in New Zealand.
Powar seemed disappointed with the absence of pace bowlers picks and saving Jhulan Goswami in his team, although he hasn’t mentioned this fact anywhere. The Efforts of other team members such as Deepti Sharma, Punam Raut, Harmanpreet Kaur and Taniya Bhatia haven’t gone unnoticed by the coach. At the same time, he is worried about skipper Mithali Raj, whose strike-rate is not the most impressive.
Indian women lost both WODIs and WT20I series, which ended on Wednesday, by identical 1-2 margins.