India’s Asia Cup-bound players have started arriving in Bengaluru for a six-day conditioning camp, which will begin from Thursday at the Karnataka State Cricket Association’s (KSCA) Three Oval complex in Alur.
While the fitness parameters of the players, especially those who returned from the Caribbean tour earlier this month, will be a major focus area, the camp is aimed at serving as an exercise in team bonding before focusing on the final phase of World Cup preparations also have to work.
Fifteen of the 18 players – barring Sanju Samson, Jasprit Bumrah and the famous Krishna (all of whom are scheduled to reach Bengaluru from Dublin late on Thursday – will undergo fitness assessment followed by a few indoor sessions on the opening day. From Friday) Will be divided into batches for outdoor conditioning and skill-based programmes.
ESPNcricinfo understands that the senior players, who did not feature in the T20Is in the Caribbean, were given personalized fitness and diet plans over the past two weeks. While this practice is not unique, India has been particularly cautious about workloads in the past few years considering injuries to key players.
How KL Rahul Pull ups will be of high interest. He has been considered conditionally fit for the Asia Cup. While he has made a full recovery from the thigh injury, for which he underwent surgery and was followed by extensive rehabilitation at the NCA, Rahul is believed to have picked up a minor injury that could rule him out at least for the Asia Cup. Playing in the first two matches has become questionable. Chief selector Ajit Agarkar confirmed this in a press conference. announce squads on Monday.
According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, the NCA medical team is believed to be happy with Rahul’s batting workload, but is carefully monitoring his wicketkeeping workload; It is believed that he complained of pain after one of the practice matches organized by the NCA last week.
shreyas iyerMeanwhile, he is believed to be fully fit and ready to go. The camp marks his return to the senior set-up for the first time since the home Test series against Australia in March. Iyer has done well after both the warm-up games and is also opening the batting against the net bowlers of the India A team, who are at the NCA for a skill-based camp for budding players.
The team is expected to leave for Colombo from Bengaluru on August 30. India, who will open their campaign against Pakistan in Pallekele on September 2, can play a maximum of six matches if they reach the final. India will play three ODIs at home against Australia after the Asia Cup before starting their World Cup campaign.
The ICC announced this on Wednesday warm-up fixtures For the tournament, India will play England and the Netherlands on 30 September and 3 October respectively, before flying to Chennai where they will face Australia in their tournament opener on 8 October.