Former Delhi wicketkeeper Abhay Sharma named as fielding coach
Rajkuvardevi Gaekwad, the current Baroda women’s selection panel chief, replaces long-time manager Trupti Bhattacharya, who served in the role until the home series against South Africa in March.
Das, who has previously worked with the India women’s A team, including the 2020 quadrangular series in Patna, told ESPNcricinfo he has been appointed only for the England tour.
“This is the first time I have been assigned a job with the India women’s national team, so it’s a quite exciting time for me,” he said. “I’m really looking forward to it. It will be a good challenge for me because I’ve toured England as a player and played a lot of league cricket. Conditions-wise I’m a bit familiar, so it will be nice to add value to the team. My focus is only on the England tour as of now because I’ve come in for the England tour.”
ESPNcricinfo understands that official confirmation to the largely new-look support staff of India Women was sent by Monday, with the touring contingent – including a 21-member playing squad – for the upcoming tour of England set to assemble in Mumbai on May 19.
Ramesh Powar was appointed as the head coach on a two-year contract on Thursday. The tenure of the support staff, where Tracy Fernandes has been retained as physio, remains unclear.
Annesha Ghosh is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo. @ghosh_annesha