'I can see talent': Indian Women's Cricket Team head coach Ramesh Powar names 'the find' of England series
The Indian women's cricket team came up short in the three-match One Day International series against England. India lost the first two ODIs to England but managed to win the third one due to a superior batting display by captain Mithali Raj. However, despite losing the one-off Test match and the ODI series there were several positives to come out for Team India.
Shafali Verma's display with the bat has been a joy to watch while Sneh Rana's all-round ability has been lauded by several critics and fans.
Head Coach of the Indian Women's Cricket Team, Ramesh Powar is also a fan of Rana as he has heaped praise on 27-year-old, calling her "the find" of the series against England.
India defeated England by four wickets in the third ODI on Saturday at the New Road, Worcester. Mithali played a captain's knock as she remained unbeaten on 75. In the end, Rana also played a crucial 24-run knock off just 22 balls with the help of three fours. Earlier, Rana bowled the figures of 7-0-31-1, dismissing Lauren Woodhill in the match.
"Sneh Rana is the find of this series. The way she was bowling in practice sessions at Southampton, we thought we must give her a chance. It was a difficult decision to play two off-spinners in the playing 11 but she played her role to the core. And am really happy for her because being an off-spinner I can see the talent. She is a player who can play in the crunch situations and that's what we needed right now," Ramesh Powar said in a video tweeted by BCCI.
Talking about the match Powar said, "Bowler brought us back in the game and I think we have to learn many things from this series. Fielding and Bowling improved immensely and I think batting also needs to improve if we are aiming at the World Cup."
England and Indian will now meet again on Friday at Northampton in the first of three T20Is to round out the multi-format series.
(with ANI inputs)