India’s head coach Rahul Dravid urged his players to have a quality practice and show good intensity ahead of the net sessions which the team had on Monday.
India is currently preparing for the three-match Test series against South Africa in Centurion. Team India hasn’t yet savored success in the South African conditions and they will have a good chance to create history for the first time.
Shreyas Iyer also featured in the video which is uploaded by the official Twitter handle of the BCCI. Iyer said that the pitch had green grass and there was good bounce on the track.
Meanwhile, Rahul Dravid will look to get the best out of his players and he is also seen having a chat with skipper Virat Kohli.
“The next three days are going to be extremely important in terms of our preparations and getting ourselves ready for the first Test,” he said in a video of the nets session posted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on its official website.
“Today was a center wicket practice session. It was a fresh wicket with overcast conditions, pretty challenging for the batters. So extremely happy with the way they went about it today,” said batting coach Vikram Rathour.
On the other hand, India’s bowling coach Paras Mhambrey said that it is a challenge for the bowlers to hit the ground running in challenging conditions.
“You have to be prepared for such conditions. Yes, we thought it would be sunny when we walked out here. Overcast conditions are always challenging from the bowlers’ perspective as well to hit the right areas. You will get these kinds of conditions in a Test match and you should be able to exploit them,” said Mhambrey.
Meanwhile, India’s veteran fast bowler Ishant Sharma revealed that Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami bowled in the right areas while the batters also had a good practice session.
“It was damp initially, moving a bit. I think Jassi and Shami bowled pretty well. They (batsmen) played pretty well. They know what kind of bowlers they will face and how the conditions will be,” said Ishant.
The first Test match between South Africa and India will be played at Centurion from December 26.