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[Watch] Team India Sweats It Out In Nets Ahead Of Nagpur Test

[Watch] Team India Sweats It Out In Nets Ahead Of Nagpur Test
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Team India has begun their preparations for the much-awaited Border Gavaskar Trophy, which kicks off on February 9 at the Vidarbha Cricket Association in Nagpur. The team assembled in Nagpur on Thursday and is gearing up for the high-octane series. The Board of Control for Cricket in India shared a video from the team’s training session.

The Indian cricketers were seen grinding it out at the ground in the video. They began with the warm-ups, followed by the nets session. The likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Ishan Kishan practiced in the nets to get in the groove. Head coach Rahul Dravid shared insights from the long practice sessions. In the video shared by the BCCI, he expressed,

“It has been a really good couple of days we have had. We have had a few 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.”

“You don’t get time to do a camp or you can get an extended period of time where you get to work with players and build up towards the Test series,” he added.

Watch the video here: 

Close-in catching will be very important: Rahul Dravid

The Indian team last played a test match against Bangladesh, where they won the series 2-0. Since then white-ball cricket has kept the team busy. Team India’s head coach that heading into the Border Gavaskar Trophy, extended net sessions will help the team to shift from white-ball to red-ball cricket. He also expressed that close-in catching will play a key role during the four-match Test series against Australia.

“Had a lot of white-ball cricket over the last month or so and some of the boys shifting from white-ball to red-ball. So it’s nice for them to have that extended period in the nets. The surface has been really good here as well. I think close-in catching will be a very important part of the series, so there has been a lot of emphasis on close-in catching and slip fielding,” said Rahul Dravid.

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