New Delhi. Former coach WV Raman said on Tuesday that opener batsman Smriti Mandhana should be handed over the command of the Indian team after the upcoming Women’s ODI World Cup. 25-year-old Mandhana has been an important member of the team since making her debut in 2013. Raman said that captaincy has nothing to do with age, but I am sure that Mandhana can be the captain. She understands the game very well. She has been playing cricket for many years. He has scored a century against Australia in the Day-Night Test recently. She became the first Indian female player to do so. T20 series is starting from Thursday.
“It can be a good time and giving the captaincy to a young cricketer means she can lead the team for a few years,” he said. He said, ‘Right now is not the right time to change the captain. Whatever be the result in recent days, the team should wait till the World Cup. Whatever the result in the World Cup, I think Smriti should be handed over the captaincy.
Jhulan Goswami’s career at the last stage
Currently, 38-year-old veteran Mithali Raj is the captain of India’s Test and ODI team, while 32-year-old Harmanpreet Kaur is in charge of the T20 International team. Under Raman’s coach, the Indian team reached the final of the T20 World Cup. However, this year Ramesh Pawar was appointed coach of the team in his place. India’s main fast bowler Jhulan Goswami is in the last stages of his career and Raman hopes that in the coming days, the women’s team will get more good fast bowlers like Meghna Singh.
Good fast bowler like Pooja and Meghna in the team
“We need to develop a program for fast bowlers. Actually, I had discussed this issue with Rahul Dravid even before. We were planning to start a program in which three fast bowling coaches were to watch the match and test the talent. He said, before these things were implemented, there was a lockdown due to corona virus. The former coach said, ‘It is good to see that Pooja Vastrakar is helping Jhulan Goswami to put pressure. Meghna Singh is also in the team.
World Cup to be held in March-April
WV Raman said that I am confident that Rahul Dravid will carry forward this program in future. If it is done according to our plan, then in three years we can see some fast bowlers emerging. He believed that considering the recent performance of the Indian team on the tour of England and Australia, it can be said that its preparation for the World Cup is good. The World Cup will be held in New Zealand in March-April next year.
He said that Shafali Verma can make a big difference in the T20 series against Australia starting on Thursday. He said, ‘Shefali will play a big role, as she can reduce the grip of the opponent team on the match with her attacking game. He has talent. Australia’s team is not better in terms of chasing the target.