Harmanpreet Kaur all set to feature in WBBL
Published - Jun 29, 2016 11:53 am | Updated - Jun 29, 2016 12:08 pm
Harmanpreet Kaur is the biggest name in Indian women’s cricket after being awarded a contract to play in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL). However, the dreams of the 27-year old have stated her dreams of having better Indian coaches in the future. At the moment, Purnima Rau, the former Indian player is occupying the position of the head coach for the Women’s team.
Kaur also signaled her intention of having R Sridhar as a part of their coaching staff. Sridhar was a part of the Ravi Shastri regime and was also subsequently replaced by Abhay Sharma for the Zimbabwe tour.
“We just have one coach (Purnima Rau) who has to do everything. In the last World T20, she was the only one running around, but she still managed everything efficiently. If we can get more support staff and some men in the setup, we will definitely improve.
I hope we get some men’s coaches. I have discussed this with BCCI officials and they have assured as that they will appoint someone very soon. “Personally, I would like to have R Sridhar sir. We worked with him at the National Cricket Academy camp. If we get him as the head coach, it will be great,” Kaur told mid-day on the sidelines of a Nike event in the city yesterday.
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“There are many greats in Indian cricket. If we can get a cricketing icon as our mentor, it’s nothing like it. A lot will change for women’s cricket. We need someone who can share their rich experience with us,” Kaur said.
“I am very excited. I am preparing to tackle Australian conditions. I am trying to get into the routine as quickly as possible so that I can feel comfortable,” said Kaur.
“We don’t get international exposure like the men’s team. We hardly play internationally. So, if I play there (WBBL), I will get to play 15 to 17 matches. There are little fears in my mind like overcoming pressure etc which I will learn to overcome with experience.
“The experience of playing alongside some top-class women’s cricketers is exciting. There is a lot to learn from them. The confidence will help when I come back to play with the Indian team. I will share my experience with them as well,” said Kaur.
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