Rohit Sharma warms up with other team members during a training session. (AP Photo)


Indian players added a new running drill to their practice curriculum at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad ahead of the 1st T20I of 3-match series against the West Indies on Wednesday, which will be played on December 12 (Thursday).

During the first training session of the team ahead of the three-match T20 series against the West Indies on Wednesday, the Indian players were seen running in batches with the front row having colored towels placed on the back of their shorts and the chasing pack trying to collect it.

The video was shared by BCCI on their social media handles with the caption “A look at Team India’s new “Chase drill”.

What’s with #TeamIndia’s new training drill?


At times, the queue in front had a handkerchief placed on the back of their shorts and those in the second line would try to chase down and pluck it out.

It is learned that the Indian team’s new strength and conditioning (trainer) coach Nick Webb has introduced this drill where the players not only develop speed but can also deal with pressure that there is someone hot on his heels chasing.

India though would be looking to put the rare blemishes in T20Is behind them when they take on the West Indies, who had lost the Tests, T20Is and ODIs when India toured the Caribbean in August-September this year.

The West Indies, on the other hand, will be looking to exact revenge on this limited-overs leg in India under skipper Kieron Pollard. The limited-overs series will be Pollard’s first as captain against India and the second overall after the Afghanistan series in Lucknow.

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