On India’s recent trip to New Zealand, Kanitkar was a member of the men’s coaching staff.
Mumbai: Hrishikesh Kanitkar has been named India’s women’s batting coach and will take control of the forthcoming home series against Australia, which begins on December 9. Kanitkar had represented India in two Tests and 34 One-Day Internationals between 1997 and 2000 and scored over 10,000 first-class runs.
Meanwhile, Ramesh Powar, the team’s head coach, will step down to join the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, which is led by VVS Laxman, as a spin bowling coach for men’s cricket. Powar took over as head coach of the national women’s team in May 2021 after WV Raman.
“It is an honour to be named as the Senior Women’s Batting Coach,” Kanitkar added. “This team has great potential, and we have a wonderful blend of youth and experience. I feel our crew is up to the task at hand. We have a couple of big events, which will be exciting for the squad and me as batting coach.”
“With Mr Ramesh Powar coming on board (as a spin bowling coach), we are confident he will bring his skills and experience to the National Cricket Academy,” Laxman said. With experience in domestic, age-group, and international cricket, I am confident he will play an active role in the game’s advancement. I’m excited to work with him in his new capacity at the NCA.”