The Player Turned Coach – Devika Palshikar

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Devika Palshikar is an Indian Test and One Day International cricketer. She was born in Malvan, Maharashtra, India on June 20, 1979. She has represented the Indian women’s team, Maharashtra team, and West zone team. She has played one Test and fifteen One-Day Internationals for Maharashtra and West Zone in India’s domestic league. Although she plays as a right armed batsman, her predominant role is as bowler. She bowls Leg-break and googly. 

Debut

Devika Palshikar had her Test debut against the Australian women team at Adelaide. She was part of the Indian squad led by Mithali Raj for their Women tour of Australia and New Zealand between February 18 to February 20, 2006. In the first innings, she played nine overs and gave 17 runs with an economy of 1.88. She also scored 6 runs before being dismissed. In the second innings, she was dismissed for 1 run. The Australian team won that match by an innings and 4 runs.

Her ODI debut was spectacular as she displayed a career best performance against the Pakistan team for the Women’s Asian cup. The match was held on Jan 2 2006 at Karachi and was the 6th match for the Indian team. She bowled 10 overs and took 3 wickets for 12 runs with an economy of only 1.20. She was also declared player of the match for her performance.

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Statistics

Devika Palshikar played only one test match in her career. She scored 8 runs with a batting average of 3.50. She also bowled 54 balls but did not take any wicket. In the ODI, however, she has appeared in 15 matches. She scored 66 runs with a bartering average of 13.2. Her top score is 22 not out. She has bowled a total of 366 balls. She has taken 12 wickets with a balling average of 18. Her best balling performance to date is 3 wickets for 12 runs. She has also taken 4 catches in ODI matches.

Devika Palshikar played her last ODI match against the England women’s team at Hove on September 9, 2008. She was selected to the Indian squad for the India Women tour of England. It was the last match of the 5-match ODI series and the England team was leading 4-0. However, rainstopped the play and the match had to be abandoned and the England team was declared the tournament winner.Devika PalshikarShe played her last ODI match against the England women’s team at Hove on September 9, 2008. She was selected to the Indian squad for the India Women tour of England. It was the last match of the 5-match ODI series and the England team was leading 4-0. However, rainstopped the play and the match had to be abandoned and the England team was declared the tournament winner.

Coaching career

After pursuing a coaching career, she was appointed as India’s assistant coach for two years in 2014. She also coached the state teams of Assam, Mumbai, and Goa in India. Devika Palshikar was named assistant coach for the Bangladesh women’s international cricket squad on April 11, 2018. She is collaborating with national team head coach David Capel.

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Darshanhttp://cricketscaffe.com/
There are many sports in the world. Some people likes football, and others likes cricket or basketball. But I love to play cricket because it is a game of gentalman. I am a left-handed batsman and a left-arm orthodox bowler. I played an inter-college tournaments. Also, I represented my college cricket team as vice captain. Ms. Dhoni is my idol, and the Chennai Super Kings are my all-time favourite franchise. 

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