Andhra women’s team can emerge champions: coach
Andhra Cricket Association is hosting the BCCI Senior Women Plate B group league tournament one day limited overs matches.
Andhra Cricket Association is hosting the BCCI Senior Women Plate B group league tournament one day limited overs matches. The event kicked off on December 6 and would conclude on December 14. The tournament is being staged at the ACA Women Cricket Academy and JKC College Campus Grounds simultaneously and five teams are participating in it. The top two teams will qualify for the knockouts which would be held from from December 20-30. The teams participating in the tournament include Andhra, Assam, Baroda, Karnataka and Haryana.
Andhra girls coach S Srinivasa Reddy was confident of his team emerging victorius.
"We are participating in this tournament as underdogs. We are well prepared and are confident on facing any situation. We can handle the pressure.
Girls have been performing consistently since the practice matches. They played a few games with boys and won all the games against them. This has given a boost to the girls. We are very confident that we will lift the Championship taking the home ground advantage," he stated.
The coach added that girls were physically strong and mentally alert.
“The top six girls have been performing very well in all the matches in both batting and bowling. The team has a good combo of pace attack and genuine spin and has both the left and right hand combinations. The girls are keeping themselves fit by diving and sliding,” he said.
The batting in the team is complimented by V Sneha Deepthi , S Meghana, S Monika Sai, PV Sudha Rani, R Kalpana (wk) and Skipper S Hima Bindu followed by all rounders S Rama Devi and K Anjali Sarvani. K Jyothi and S Meghana are the right arm pacers. S Monika Sai is the left arm spinner and SU Salma Banu and Ch Jhansi lakshmi are off spinners. The team is supported by head coach Maria Fahey, assistant coach Y Mastan Reddy and DV AN Raju as manager, Dr K Gayathri as physiotherapist and A Koteswara Rao as trainer.
By: Ravi P Benjamin