Ind vs Eng girls’s Check – Amol Muzumdar – Deepti Sharma is the ‘Ben Stokes of the staff’

Amol Muzumdar, head coach of the India girls’s staff, known as Deepti Sharma the “Ben Stokes of the staff” after her match haul of 9 wickets – to go along with 67 and 20 – led India to a well-known 347-run win at DY Patil Stadium on Saturday. The margin of victory was the very best by way of runs in girls’s Check historical past, whereas Deepti grew to become the second India after Shubhangi Kulkarni to select up 5 wickets and rating a fifty in the identical Check.

“You’re speaking about Stokesy – I jokingly name her because the Ben Stokes of the staff,” Muzumdar informed WV Raman, himself a former coach of the staff, on the official broadcast after the win. “She is unbelievable. The boldness she has proven in her batting and the arrogance she has gained in these two innings – 9 wickets within the Check match and a fifty!

“She is a crucial cog within the wheel when she comes [to bat in the] decrease order, bowls essential overs, and will get wickets.”

India posted 428 – of which 410 got here on the primary day – of their first innings and batted at a fee in extra of 4 an over. Even within the second innings, regardless of shedding six wickets for 186, the run fee was round 4 and a half.

“No Check match is straightforward. However the efforts the women put in earlier than the Check match – the gamers who got here in five-six days earlier than, we had a pleasant strong group that was working on the Wankhede Stadium,” Muzumdar mentioned. “The preparation was good, and it resulted in a Check match win.

“We had considered enjoying in a sure trend as a staff and we are going to proceed to do this. It was not deliberate as a 400-run day. However we needed to be optimistic. Glad that the staff responded. And resulted in a superb first day.”

India wrapped up the win earlier than lunch on the third day, a feat Muzumdar felt will maintain them in good stead forward of the Check towards Australia subsequent week.

“Good indicators for Indian cricket,” he mentioned. “All of them who made their debut [Jemimah Rodrigues, Shubha Satheesh and Renuka Thakur] batted and bowled effectively. England is a high aspect however on the similar time, these children received a style of what Check cricket is about.”

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