The Mumbai Indians have revealed their coaching staff for the upcoming Women’s Premier League. Charlotte Edwards, the legendary English cricketer and former England Women’s Team Captain, will be the team’s head coach.
Alongside her, Jhulan Goswami, Padma Shri and Arjuna Awardee will serve as the team’s mentor and bowling coach. Devieka Palshikaar, a former Indian all-rounder and international player will be the batting coach. Trupti Chandgadkar Bhattacharya will be the team manager for the tournament, set to start in March 2023.
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In a press release from the Mumbai Indians, Neeta Ambani expressed her excitement about the coaching panel and stated her commitment to supporting female athletes in every possible way. She highlighted the increasing number of women in the sport who are excelling in various roles, from players to coaches, administrators, and support staff. This, she said, is an exciting time for women’s sports in India, and the female athletes have continued to make the nation proud on the international stage.
The three coaches come with extensive experience in international cricket. Edwards, who has captained England to an ODI and T20I World Cup win, has a career spanning 20 years and has served as a coach in England and Australia for the last five years.
Goswami, who recently retired as the highest wicket-taker of all time in the women’s ODI format, is one of the most revered fast bowlers in women’s cricket. Palshikaar, who served as the assistant coach of India between 2014 and 2016 and assistant coach of Bangladesh, winning the 2018 Asian Cup with them, was a player and coach of the Assam Woman’s team from 2009 to 2012.