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Indian cricketers to attend training camp before solitary T20 match vs. South Africa.

by KhufiaBaaz

Taking no chances before India’s do-or-die match against South Africa, coach Duncan Fletcher cracked the whip, demanding an emergency Training Camp in Leh, Ladakh as early as 27th March.

Fletcher’s lips moved, but we couldn’t hear what he was saying. At which point, a lip reader was called in. “We want the players to acclimatize to Leh’s high altitude and not rush into their training right away - we arrive in Leh on 27th, train on 28th and leave a full day early for Joburg on the 29th for the one-off T20 match on the 30th…” the lip-reader translated most skillfully as Fletcher’s jaw dropped further.

Fletcher: Read my lips
 Leh (11562 ft) is at twice the altitude of Joburg (5751 ft).  Fletcher who has lost more games than he’s coached believes training in Leh will doubly prepare the Indians for the arduously short tour of South Africa.   

It’s learnt the BCCI wants to win this pointless T20 match at all costs, and will send a full-strength team (sans Sachin  and Sehwag) India: MS Dhoni (C), Virat Kohli (Vice-Captain), Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Rahul Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Manoj Tiwary, Irfan Pathan, Ashok Dinda.

 Meanwhile South African could field up to three debutants with only Kallis and Tsotosbe from the test side in New Zealand being included. South Africa: Johan Botha (C), Farhaan Behardien, Faf du Plessis, Jacques Kallis, Colin Ingram, Richard Levi, Albie Morkel, Justin Ontong, Wayne Parnell, Rusty Theron, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Morne van Wyk, Dane Vilas.

A Board spokesperson believes this T20 game will be excellent preparation for the IPL which begins on either April 4th or 5th, in the same breath he also rued the absence of warm-up matches in South Africa.


Piyush_Freight & Logistic Service said...

Fletcher's performance in Indian cricket is totally big zero. So, this is the time to throw out him and think positively about the head coach of Indian cricket team.

Bhashkar_ simulation said...

so sorry, y’kno after today…after bowling that last over…I don’t know how to handle it…you won the match…I lost it…and you became an instant hero…

bhashkar_Quantity-Takeoff said...

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