Indian coach helps Bangladesh girls lift Asia Cup title

Indian coach helps Bangladesh girls lift Asia Cup title

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 12 Jun 2018

Dhaka, June 12 (IBNS): Bangladesh women cricket team's coach  Anju Jain created magic since taking the job last month as it was under her guidance that the side defeated favourites India to win the Asia Cup last Sunday.

Bangladesh defeated India by three wickets in the final match to lift the tile.

The neighbours had defeated India in the round-robin stage of the tournament as well.

Anju, a former Indian wicket-keeper, took charge as Bangladesh coach on May 21.

She said that Bangladesh team was in a bad shape when she took charge of it.

“Joining Bangladesh was a fast-tracked move. The team was in bad shape and I was only looking to boost their morale,” the former India wicketkeeper-opener told The Times of India.

This is Anju's maiden stint with an international side.

She told the Indian newspaper: "This is a huge moment for the team and personally for me also. After the team returned from South Africa, I identified the areas that needed attention. It was a massive challenge, but I must compliment the girls as they made a genuine effort to implement every single thing that I pointed out."

She said she felt India was under pressure in the final of the tournament.

" India are six-time champions and had already lost to us in the tournament, so the pressure was on them. This was the first final for my girls but they were high on confidence,” she said.

Anju played  8 Tests and 65 ODIs for India.

She retired in 2005.

Indian coach helps Bangladesh girls lift Asia Cup title

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