For Men in Blue, It's focus on fielding and Slip Catching.
Coach Dravid Says Team is trying to strengthen the slip cordon during it's preparatory camp.
The Indians are focussing on fielding, especially slip catching, ahead of the opening Test against Australia beginning on February 9,head coach Rahul Dravid said on Sunday. The performance of India's slip fielders has been an area of concern in the past and Dravid said the team is trying to strengthen the slip cordon during it's preparatory camp here ahead of the four-match test series.
"Everyone looks in really good shape. It's nice to get the Test team together again. We had a lot of white-ball cricket over the last month or so, " Dravid said in a video posted by the BCCI on Twitter. "Some of those boys, shifting from white- ball to red-ball, it is nice for them to just have that extended period on the nets, " He added.
Indian cricket team is conducting their training session at the VCA stadium in civil lines with the first test scheduled at the VCA Jamtha stadium from Thursday. With the team on the field all through the year, Dravid said there is hardly any time to work with the players and hence it was quite exciting to get this one week ahead of the series.
'We have had a couple of really long sessions. I think it's really exciting as a coaching staff because you don't actually get times like this due to the amount of cricket we play, "Dravid said. Apart from the Nagpur test, Australia and India, currently ranked no. 1 and no. 2 respectively in both the ICC men's Test team rankings and the ongoing world test championship cycle. " Even though this is a short one by my standards, I like to have longer camps where we can work with people. But even then, we are happy to get five days Or six days here in Nagpur, "Dravid Continued.
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