Indian ladies’s cricket crew skipper Harmanpreet Kaur on Thursday denied any fallout with Ramesh Powar who has been sacked as the pinnacle coach with lower than two months to go for the T20 World Cup. In a repeat of the 2018 saga when Powar was changed as the pinnacle coach after being at loggerheads with then captain Mithali Raj, the previous India spinner as soon as once more confronted the axe and was shunted to the National Cricket Academy, reportedly on request of Harmanpreet.
The Indian captain, nonetheless, categorically denied the experiences of rift and termed it a “decision” taken by the BCCI.
“Well, it’s nothing like that. I’ve always enjoyed working with Ramesh sir whenever I got an opportunity. We have learnt a lot from him and grown as a team,” she mentioned on the eve of their five-match T20I sequence towards Australia.
“It’s the BCCI’s decision who’s moved to NCA. He will work there as the spin coach, and whenever we’ll go to NCA, Ramesh sir is always available.” The board has now roped in Hrishikesh Kanitkar because the batting coach of the crew and he shall be on the helm for the sequence towards Australia.
In ‘proper arms’
Former India all-rounder Kanitkar was in cost after they gained a sequence in Sri Lanka and Harmanpreet mentioned he is the “apt candidate” for the job and that the crew is in the correct arms.
Hailing his “calmness”, she mentioned: “We had a very good experience with him when we were in Sri Lanka.
“He was at all times accessible at any time when it is wanted. He brings a whole lot of expertise to the crew. We are solely wanting ahead and the way we proceed additional. We are in proper arms. We are totally okay with regardless of the resolution BCCI is taking.
“He’s very calm. We needed someone who can give that calmness on the field. You would have seen that in the past at a crucial time, the girls need that support, someone who can guide with calmness and tell us what and how to do with some clear thoughts. We had experienced that in Sri Lanka.” She additional mentioned the crew was very excited after they acquired to know that Kanitkar was approaching board.
“It would have been difficult if it was a new coach, but we have already worked with Hrishi sir.
“I do not assume there shall be any drawback. If a brand new coach would have come we must clarify a whole lot of issues, how we’re working.
“He already knew the type of work we were doing. I don’t think there would be any major changes.” “When we got to know that he’s coming on board, the team got a lot positivity because we really liked the way he worked with us in Sri Lanka.” She recalled how Kanitkar performed an necessary function within the sequence win in Sri Lanka, after the 50-over World Cup debacle earlier this yr.
“We discussed with him how to achieve our targets and we spoke about setting those small targets. He helped us in terms of how to execute plans.
“There have been occasions on that tour after we misplaced early wickets, however we bounced again and scored massive totals. He helped us in understanding the right way to bat in these circumstances.”
Pay equity a huge motivation
The Indian skipper also spoke on the BCCI’s decision to bring in pay equity which means the centrally-contracted men and women players would get the same match fee.
As per the new policy, the women players will now get Rs 15 lakh per Test, Rs 6 lakh for an ODI and Rs 3 lakh for a T20I. The new pay structure will come into effect from the series against Australia.
“It’s an excellent resolution taken by the BCCI. Equal pay is one thing that brings a whole lot of motivation to the present gamers and the upcoming stars.
“It gives a lot of responsibility; we know many people are watching us whenever we go out and play. We want to give our 100 per cent.” “Definitely this was the first step. I’m sure there would be many more to come. I’m sure the BCCI must be thinking about (equal pay) in domestic cricket as well,” Harmanpreet mentioned.
“Domestic cricket is very important. Now, the Women’s IPL is coming, and all those things will be important for domestic cricketers. There is money involved, and with that we will get a lot of good domestic matches. Things will come to you. We just need to perform.” Next goal, a world title Harmanpreet mentioned their predominant goal is to win an ICC international title which has been lacking from their trophy cupboard.
“We have to play good cricket now, taking a lot of responsibility as a team. Every tournament, we are reaching finals, but we are yet to win that big trophy. But the way we are playing, a lot of things have changed in the country.” Sneh Rana has been ignored for the sequence, however the Indian captain mentioned she’s nonetheless on the radar and may make a comeback with a great present within the home circuit.
“The members of the team have performed well, especially the new girls have done well in the domestic circuit. Anjali took the highest wickets and then other players have done really well, selections depend on your performance.
“Rana and others are good gamers, at any time when they carry out, they’ll come again,” she concluded.
India will play the primary two T20Is on the DY Patil stadium on December 9 and 11, earlier than transferring to CCI for the remaining three fixtures on December 14, 17 and 20.
The sequence shall be a great preparation for the T20 World Cup in South Africa, beginning February 10.
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