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New Coach WV Raman's Experience Will Make A Big Difference: Mithali Raj

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| January 14 , 2019 , 13:17 IST

Indian women's ODI team captain Mithali Raj gears up to make a "fresh start" under the guidance of new coach WV Raman in the upcoming tour of New Zealand.

Speaking to media Mithali Raj said, "I think it’s a fresh start. Coming into the new year, this is the first series and yes we have moved on from that (controversy)."

The Indian captain believes that Raman’s experience as a coach would make a difference and she will be on the "same page" with the former India opener.

She also said, "When a coach comes in the national side, we as a team are very vocal and expressive as to what is required for the benefit of the team. The coach and the players will have to be on the same page, because that’s very important."

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It is learnt that this will be Mithali's first stint under Raman, she is confident that it will be onwards and upwards from here on. "And I am sure. I have not trained under him (Raman) but met him couple of time and if you seen his credential. He has played (at the highest level) and coached various teams at various levels."

"So he comes with that and there are no expectations as such when you have credentials like that, you are only positive that the coach will make big difference to the team, getting in to the year and to the series," the star batter exuded confidence in new coach.

Mithali also acknowledged that all coaches have played a part in shaping up the team.

"I honestly believe every coach like how very captain has a very different take, they get very different perspective to the table, so does the coach."

"The team what it is today, is because of all those various coaches, who trained the team in these years, the team has come so far and his (Raman) knowledge will only benefit the team to go further and above, to move forward," she added.

Mithali also stressed that as the ODI captain she will bring the team together.

"At this level, every player understands what it takes to reach this level and what it takes as a team to play, go on an overseas tour, aim to win the series and gain those (ICC ranking) points."

"So even though we (coach-captain) might have difference of opinions, but when it comes down to players, as a team, we sit and discuss," the skipper said.