NEW DELHI: Former India opener WV Raman has been appointed as the coach of the Indian national women’s team, according to sources in the BCCI. . While the interviews were conducted on Thursday, Raman, along with former South African cricketer Gary Kirsten and former Indian cricketer Venkatesh Prasad, was shortlisted for the high-profile role.
53-year old Raman played 11 Tests and 27 ODIs for India over his international career from 1988 to 1997. He made 448 Test runs at an average of just under 25 and 614 ODI runs at an average of just under 34. He had an impressive First-class career, making 7939 runs at 45.62 and 2892 List A runs in 87 games at 35.26. Raman has been involved with various development squads in the country in recent years - as a batting coach at the National Cricket Academy and has also travelled as the coach with India A and Duleep Trophy sides.
The former coach Ramesh Powaer had to face an unceremonious exit following an ugly spat with Mithali Raj for keeping her out of the ICC Women’s World T20 semi-final.