India women's cricket team fielding coach Abhay Sharma, trainer set to be replaced ahead of Australia tour


From
the
England
tour,
former
India
opener
Shib
Sundar
Das
has
retained
his
position
as
batting
coach
while
head
coach
Ramesh
Powar
takes
care
of
the
bowling
department.

Sharma,
who
is
among
the
support
staff
at
the
National
Cricket
Academy,
and
trainer
Naresh
Ramdas
did
not
enter
the
Indian
team’s
bio-bubble,
surprising
even
the
players.
“The
names
of
new
fielding
coach
and
trainer
will
be
approved
shortly,”
a
BCCI
official
told
PTI.

The
UK
tour
was
Sharma’s
second
assignment
with
the
women’s
team,
having
worked
with
the
players
in
a
home
series
against
South
Africa.

Sharma
had
worked
extensively
with
the
players
and
his
one-on-one
sessions
were
appreciated
by
T20
skipper
Harmanpreet
Kaur
during
the
England
series.

Indian
fielding
improved
by
leaps
and
bounds
as
the
UK
tour
progressed
with
Harleen
Deol’s
stunning
catch
standing
out.
After
that,
even
Test
and
ODI
skipper
Mithali
Raj
had
praised
Sharma
for
improving
the
team’s
fielding.

With
only
the
head
coach
posting
being
a
permanent
one
in
the
women’s
team,
the
NCA
support
staff
is
rotated
often.

With
the
U-19
World
Cup
coming
up
next
year,
Sharma
could
be
assigned
to
work
with
the
junior
cricketers.
He
had
travelled
with
the
U-19
squad
to
South
Africa
in
the
previous
edition.

“Earlier
also,
we
used
to
make
a
lot
of
effort
but
the
little
adjustments
that
Abhay
sir
has
done
with
our
fielding,
the
individual
sessions
that
he
has
taken
with
the
players
has
helped,”
Harmanpreet
had
said
last
month.

The
BCCI
is
expected
to
name
the
replacments
at
the
earliest
but
the
board
president
Sourav
Ganguly
is
currently
in
England,
watching
the
second
Test
against
England
at
the
Lord’s.



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