Australia bowlers to train at MRF Pace Foundation

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Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 10:27 [IST]
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Aussie bowlers to train at MRF academy

Bangalore, Feb 14: With an eye on the future, Australia will send their young fast bowlers to train under Glenn McGrath at the Chennai's MRF Pace Foundation.

Cricket Australia (CA) on Thursday announced the list of players selected for Australia Institute of Sport (AIS) Scholars. McGrath, recently took charge as the director of MRF academy, replacing Dennis Lillee.

The list includes young internationals Pat Cummins and Mitchell Marsh among other players who were part of the Under-19 World Cup squad that lost to India in the final last year.

While the pacemen travel to Chennai, batsmen and spinners will be in Sri Lanka to hone their skills in the subcontinent.

"The AIS scholars based in Brisbane will be fortunate enough to spend a considerable amount of time during the winter working with the Centre of Excellence staff in specialised training programmes.

"The pace bowlers will also get to spend some time with one of Australia's greatest pace bowlers, Glenn McGrath, at the MRF Pace Foundation in India, while the spinners and batsmen will head to Sri Lanka to experience the different conditions the sub-continent brings," CA National Talent Manager Greg Chappell said.

"Past scholarship holders have included cricketers of the calibre of Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke and Shane Watson to name just a few," AIS Director Matt Favier said.


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