Mumbai Indians on Sunday announced the coaching team for the upcoming Women's Premier League (WPL) scheduled in March. Former India pacer Jhulan Goswami will be the Team Mentor and Bowling Coach while former England captain Charlotte Edwards will lead as the Head Coach. Former Indian all-rounder, Devika Palshika will be the batting coach and Trupti Chandgadkar Bhattacharya will be the Team Manager of Mumbai Indians for the upcoming Women's Premier League.
Charlotte Edwards is one of women's cricket all-time greats having a career spanning 20 years. She led England to ODI and T20 World Cup titles. She has been extensively coaching teams across England and Australia. The British Empire honored her as an MBE in 2009 and a CBE in 2014. The English women's Cricket Twenty20 domestic competition is named the Charlotte Edwards Cup. In 2022, she was included in the ICC Hall of fame.
Palshikar was a player and coach of the Assam team from 2009 to 2012. After playing, she worked as an assistant coach in India between 2014 and 2016. She was the assistant coach of the Bangladesh side that won the 2018 Asia Cup. As head coach, she led Velocity to the 2022 Women's T20 Challenge finals.
Team owner Nita Ambani said, "I am sure that under Charlotte's brilliant leadership and with the support of our bowling coach and mentor Jhulan and our batting coach Devieka, our women's team will build on and carry forward MI's iconic legacy."
Mumbai Indians recently won the bid for Mumbai's team in the Women's Premier League (WPL), making it the fourth franchise in its. Through this franchise, MI aims at continuing its efforts to support the development of women's cricket in India.