Chappell introduces innovative training plan

Published: Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Bangalore: Team India Coach Greg Chappell introduced an innovative training drill to assess and improve the performance of the players in the run-up to the tri-series in Kuala Lumpur.

Introducing a new concept of 'Rolling Camp', Chappell started working on five key players including vice-captain Virender Shewag for first three days.

Talking to reporters Chappell said that his intention was to make the players match fit and hence he has taken the innovative format.

Chappell said that after leadership and team development camps before the rain washed series in Sri Lanka, the current camp was a natural corollary. During the Camp attention would be devoted on rectifying the shortcomings of the players.

''The rationale behind the 'Rolling Camp' was that we had two camps before leaving for Sri Lanka about leadership and team development. This camp was about developing individual players'' he added.

The former Australian captain said each player would be given opportunity to improve upon his game and weakness if any would be rectified. ''The thrust will be on each player's need and our requirement from the players,'' he said.

Replying to a question, he clarified that there was no yardstick adopted in selection of players for each batch. The players were selected as per their availability since most of them had prior commitments.

He said that bowling machines would be used during batting practice.

To another question, said ''on adhoc basis we have new things in the Camp as well as study the outcome of earlier camps. So far we were concentrating on group leadership, this time we want to concentrate on individual, nothing more.''

When asked whether he has drawn plans for each player, he said that ''we do have plan for each individual, but don't want to disclose now.

Each individual may have certain areas to improve and we too want them to improve in certain areas. We too want some fast bowlers and batsmen to overcome their shortcoming and improve their performance in their respecitve field.''

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