Indian cricket team are all set to play the second and final Test of the New Zealand tour in Christchurch and it is seen that the Indian team are preparing for the second test in a different manner. The Indian team lost the first Test match at Wellington quite comprehensively as the Kiwis wreaked havoc against the world no.1 Test side.
The Indian team will look to make a comeback in Christchurch and would also look to draw the Test series against New Zealand by winning the 2nd and the final test match of the tour. The Indian team will also have the ICC World Test Championship in mind as they would be keen to hold onto their top spot in the points table.
Meanwhile, ahead of the second encounter, Virat Kohli & Co indulged in a new practice technique known as the “turbo touch” under the watchful eyes of India’s head strength and conditioning coachNick Webb. BCCI’s shared a video of the drill on their official Twitter account to introduce it to the fans and followers.
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Meanwhile, Nick Webb explained why “Turbo Touch” is necessary and how can it help the players in live match scenarios. Webb who has been the part of the Indian team for 8 months now, explained the procedure of the training session. He explained that the session started with a general warm-up session, which is followed by a game of turbo-touch in which the teams are divided into two parts.
“A general warm-up to start with, to get the boys moving. We always try to finish up with a game. It’s pretty intensive. It’s called ‘turbo touch’. It’s an evasive game in which you divide the players into two teams, and they try and score in between the two goals.”
“The idea is that they have only two touches to score and they have to try and evade and try to change up the rules of the way they can catch and the way they play the game as we go,” Webb said.
The game of Turbo-Touch is played with a softball as the coach feels the ball provides more swing and helps the player to catch the swinging ball. The second and the final Test commences from February 29 (Saturday) at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.