Ravi Shastri re-appointed as the Head Coach of the national team again; He looks at the numbers behind some of the most famous captain-coach partnerships in Indian cricket in the new millennium. India has had tremendous success, across formats, individually and combined, under the dynamic duo of Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri. Under their leadership, India has won 59 of the 91 matches it has played lost just 26for a win-loss ratio of 2.269.
The old cricketing adage – “A captain is as good as his team” can be modified in contemporary times to “A captain is as good as his team and coach.” Advancing technology, a rigorous schedule across three formats and higher demands of training and fitness has redefined the role of a coach in cricket. This, when seen in India’s context with its diversity in cultures, regions, backgrounds, languages, and the relevance of cricket to the nation as a whole assumes greater significance.
The coach also needs to share a harmonious relationship with the captain having his confidence and goodwill. He has to play the role of a mentor and guide complementing the captain – this is a difficult job because of the aura and the power the Indian cricket team captain enjoys in a cricket-crazy country. And this is where the job of the men’s national cricket coach becomes one of the most difficult, challenging and coveted in the country. India has won 10 Tests, lost 7 and draw 3 under their partnership. This included a series sweep in Sri Lanka and India’s first historic series win in Australia 2-1 in 12 attempts. India currently stands as the Number 1 team in the Test Rankings.
virat Kohli led India to 36 wins and 12 losses in 50 ODIs in this time-frame. It is by far, the best win-loss ratio any captain-coach duo have had in ODI cricket for India. India was the best team in the group stages of the World Cup, 2019 before bowing out in the semi-finals. They have won 10 and lost just two series in this time-frame.
India has also had a great run in T20 cricket in this period having won 8 and lost 2 of the 13 series they have played. They were victorious in a seven series streak from November 2017 to November 2018 with wins in South Africa and England. This included India’s first series triumph in South Africa – a 5-1 thrashing in their own backyard and the win in the Asia Cup in 2018, a rare series win in Australia in 2019 and another series win in New Zealand.
Date: Friday, 16th August 2019
Start time: 7.30PM
IST Venue: EKA Arena by TransStadia, Ahmedabad
U Mumba will take on the Patna Pirates in the first match of the final day of the Ahmadabad Leg at the Arena by Transstadia, Ahmedabad on Friday, 16th August at 7:30 PM IST in game 43 of PKL 2019. It will be an epic clash between the defense of U Mumba versus the heavy offense of Patna Pirates. U Mumba stands at the 8th spot with three wins to their name. Patna Pirates, on the other hand, are at the 10th spot and will be looking to move to the upper tier of the table.
U Mumba lost 32-30 to the Bengal Warriors in their last outing despite the impressive performance of young raider Arjun Deshwal who covered up well for the injured Abhishek Singh. The Pirates meanwhile got a thumping 41-20 win over UP Yoddha in the final game of their home leg thanks to a Super ten from Pardeep and 8 tackle points from Neeraj Kumar ending a bad run of games.
Young Arjun Deshwal is sure to retain his spot and will want to shine against the Patna defense. Abhishek could recover in time and can make it if fit.
Defensively, Surinder Singh starred yet again with 4 tackle points, and the rest of the defense did do a decent job and can be expected to continue in the starting 7. Patna looked pretty comfortable against UP, thanks to Neeraj’s stellar defensive display and some support for Pardeep in the form of Jang Kun Lee who got 5 raid points. Monu, however, could replace Mohammad Maghsoudlou who has had a torrid time in the last few games, failing to contribute in both raid and defense
With the cover combination and Neeraj and Vikas yielding points, they are sure to be unchanged. Hadi and Jaideep meanwhile need to be back at their best though they will continue in their roles.
Mamatha pooja is one of the brave and iron ladies in kabaddi players. and also a team leader in kabaddi, she got many medals in kabaddi and from childhood on words she was very active in sports like volleyball, shortput and kabaddi .but she was more and more interested in kabaddi. she very inspirational women to every girl and women. She won the gold medal.and also she won medals in open kabaddi tournaments in Hingaat and Dadar. The gold medal at the 2010 Asian Games is the most memorable win for her.
she won the Arjuna Award. Mamatha was a part of the Indian Kabaddi team that won Gold in the south Asia games held in Colombo in 2006. she got many medals in national and international. she leads the team as a captain of the Indian women’s kabaddi team . she leads Indian kabaddi team to world cup victory. Poojari says she loved sports as a child, but it was only in college that she started taking kabaddi seriously. she started playing kabaddi regularly while pursuing BA at Shree Gokarnanatheshwara College of Education, Mangaluru. The coaches there were very helpful and convinced my parents that she actually had a future in it,” who hails from Udupi district, Karnataka.
matha Poojary was born in 1986 to a farmer Boja Poojary and Kitti Poojary in Karkala taluk, Udupi district, Karnataka. She is currently employed by the South Central Railways Zone of Indian Railways. Mamatha finished her schooling in Hermunde and Ajekar and graduated from Gokarnatha College.
She is the current captain of the Indian women’s Kabaddi team and has been awarded the Rajyotsava Prashasti, the second-highest award of the Government of Karnataka. The 30-year-old looks bright in the pink and yellow jersey of her team, Fire Birds, her hair tied in a stylish braid. Finally, she said that the girls are so confident, we just wanted an opportunity, and show our skills. once we were on the court, it didn’t matter.” she is inspirational women, iron lady, and queen of kabaddi