NEW DELHI: With the Indian cricket board (BCCI) bringing again Ramesh Powar because the India ladies’s workforce coach, the main focus has now shifted on the choice panel led by Neetu David.
TOI understands that BCCI is specializing in constructing a powerful pool of gamers which might carry the workforce for years to come back. Nevertheless, the final workforce that was picked by the choice committee has drawn the ire of quite a lot of stakeholders in ladies’s cricket.
Dropping the flourishing Shafali Verma from the ODI squad and seasoned pacer Shikha Pandey from your complete collection in opposition to South Africa at dwelling in March has not gone down nicely with the board.
“The selectors glided by rumour that Shikha lacked health and Shafali wanted relaxation for ODIs. One could not perceive how they may come to that conclusion when the ladies performed nothing however a couple of Girls’s T20 Problem matches in a yr,” a senior BCCI official informed TOI.
TOI additionally understands that the selectors resisted hard-hitting batter Richa Ghosh to be included within the ODI set-up. There have been additionally some reservations in opposition to Priya Punia. “There’s a line of thought that Shafali and Richa are solely good for T20Is. If these younger gamers will not be blooded within the longer format, how are they going to develop? The selectors want to think about life past the likes of Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami,” the official stated.
“There may be an ODI World Cup coming in February. The likes of Shafali and Richa have to be given sufficient expertise within the longer format. They’re influence gamers. They will add these further 30 runs to the totals,” the supply added.
It is usually learnt that former coach WV Raman was sad with the alternatives for the South Africa collection and that led to some friction with the selectors and senior gamers in workforce.
With the ladies’s workforce for subsequent month’s tour of England slated to be picked immediately, it will likely be fascinating to see how the selectors divide the gamers in three squads for the one-off Take a look at, ODIs and T20Is.