India Under-19 World Cup team enters jungle

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Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 13:17 [IST]
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India Under-19 World Cup team in jungle

Bangalore, Jul 17: India Under-19 World Cup squad has adopted a new method for training as they prepare for World Cup next month. The Indian players have headed for a three-day boot camp at the Nagarhole wildlife sanctuary, which is located about 221 kilometres from Bangalore.

The 15-member team which landed in Bangalore to train at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), has decided to break the usual routine of training and have made a jungle resort as their base for three days. Monday was the first day of their preparatory camp and that too in a jungle!

The World Cup squad, which is captained by Unmukt Chand, will involve in team building exercises and other activities in Nagarhole, under the watchful eyes of coach B. Arun.

The team which travelled to Nagarhole on Monday will return to NCA on Wednesday.

ICC Under-19 World Cup will be held in Australia from August 11 to 26. India play their first game on August 12 against the West Indies. India are in Group B. Zimbabwe and Papua New Guinea are the other two teams in the group.

After returning to NCA, they will continue their preparations till August 2. The squad is slated to reach Mumbai from here and proceed to Australia.

India Under-19 World Cup squad: Unmukt Chand (captain), Akshdeep Nath (vice-captain), Manan Vohra, Akhil Herwadkar, Vijay Zol, Sandipan Das, B. Aparajith, Prashant Chopra, Sandeep Sharma, Kamal Passi, Rush Kalaria, Mohsin Sayyed, Smit Patel, Harmeet Singh and Vikas Mishra.


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