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Thatscricket - News - Indian cricket is the Wright stuff, says coach

Published: Thursday, September 27, 2001, 17:22 [IST]
 
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Johannesburg: India coach John Wright is confident that the cricket India play in South Africa will be entertaining.[an error occurred while processing this directive]"I don't know really whether too much fuss has been made about the fast wickets over here," Wright said on Wednesday as his charges warmed up at the Wanderers nets in Johannesburg."What we must do is avoid a certain mindset about playing on South African wickets. I wouldn't expect to tour overseas and have slow turners prepared. That's life. A top player has to learn to adjust."Look, whatever else happens, we'll always be a good team to watch. It's never dull when we're around."India visited the country twice in the 1990s and on both occasions struggled to come to terms with fast wickets.This time, of the three Test venues where India and South Africa will meet (Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria), only Centurion Park in Pretoria has a reputation for being truly quick and bouncy.The Tests only take place in November, which means the tourists will have ample time to prepare and adjust.As part of that preparation, the Indians completed their second net session since arriving in the country on Monday without any injury, though paceman Javagal Srinath sat out part of the practice."There's nothing to worry about there," explained Wright, "Jay's just got a bit of a cold."India's other two potential match winners who have recently returned from injury, Sachin Tendulkar and Anil Kumble, both took full part in the training."They've come on very well. There's no worry about them not being fit. In Anil's case, he has not played cricket for a while but he's a real professional and he's preparing well," Wright said."As for Sachin, he was hitting the ball very well in the nets and turning it quite a bit as well. When he lands it he can be outstanding. He's just one of those players."

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