Xtra Time Web Desk: Rohit Sharma led Indian cricket team got down to training at the WACA ground in Perth on Saturday. The main focus of the training session was strength and conditioning ahead of the T20 World Cup 2022. The Indian cricketers will be having 8 days to prepare themselves ahead of their T20 World Cup opener against arch rivals Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on October 23.
Team India’s strength and conditioning coach Soham Desai explained in a video shared by BCCI on its official social media handles, what is the purpose of travelling early to Australia.
According to Soham, “The upcoming 8-10 days are going to be very crucial for us, leading into the World Cup. We can’t thank the team management and the BCCI enough for getting us these 8 days because, we always feel we are thrust into the big tournaments, playing so much cricket as the Indian team. But these 8 days, we are going to gradually build ourselves both physically and, on the skills front, to lead us nicely into the first game in the World Cup,”
He added, “The goal in Perth specifically is to get some time on these pitches as well as to break the monotony of playing the bilateral series, back-to-back in India.”