The Indian women's cricket team is been longing to have a bowling coach and the wait is finally over. Before the Asia Cup team is announced, later this week, this criteria should be met.
After a highly successful tour of South Africa recently India faced huge loss in the recently-concluded matches. The back-to-back home seasons did not go in their favour. Indian women played brilliantly and won both the T20 and one-day series. Since the World Cup final in England last July, Indian women are struggling to keep up the beat. However, they beat hosts South Africa in their ICC ODI Championship-opener before being trounced by Australia at home. But in the ODI series against Australia and England they fell miserably. They have now lost all their matches in the ongoing T20 Tri-series. Thus leaving them out of the final. The Mithali Raj-led squad then knocked down England 2-1 in a three-match ODI series and saved the day.
Seeing big opportunities in the future, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is all set to appoint a much-needed bowling coach. The BCCI is all set to invite applications for the role. The players get batting inputs from head coach Tushar Arothe, former Baroda all-rounder who scored 6105 first-class runs and took 225 wickets.
Biju George is the current fielding coach and the result there is brilliant.
"The women's team management has expressed the need of a bowling coach. We will soon start the hunt for a suitable candidate by inviting applications," a senior BCCI official told PTI. "The applicants need not have an international background. Even Tushar has not played for India so that really is not a factor," the official said.