Kanitkar will join the team for the forthcoming five-match Twenty20 International series against Australia, which begins on December 9th in Mumbai.
On Monday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the hiring of former India batsman Hrishikesh Kanitkar as the senior Indian women’s cricket team’s batting coach.
Kanitkar will join the team for the forthcoming five-match Twenty20 International series against Australia, which begins on December 9th in Mumbai. Kanitkar has extensive coaching expertise, having worked at various levels over the last seven years.
He coached Goa in the Ranji Trophy before moving on to Tamil Nadu for three years. He also coached India’s Under-19 World Cup victory in 2022, and he was recently part of the coaching staff on India’s tour of New Zealand (men), with Rahul Dravid and his team opting to take a break after the T20 World Cup.
Ramesh Powar, the former women’s team head coach, will join VVS Laxman at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and transition to men’s cricket as part of the BCCI’s restructuring program.
Kanitkar remarked on his appointment as batting coach, “It is an honor to be named as the new batting coach of the senior women’s team.” This team has great potential, and we have an outstanding balance of youth and experience. I feel our crew is up to the task at hand. We have a couple of big events coming up, which will be exciting for the squad and me as batting coach.”
Laxman welcomed the former India spinner and stated that his presence will strengthen the NCA setup.
“With Powar coming on board as a spin bowling coach, we are sure he will bring his expertise and experience to the National Cricket Academy. Having worked in domestic, age-group cricket and the international circuit, I am sure he will play an active role in the betterment of the game. I look forward to working with him in his new role at the NCA,” Laxman said.