“These 8 days We Are Going To..”, Soham Desai on India’s Preparation for T20 WC 2022

Indian cricket team
Indian cricket team(Image: BCCI)

Ahead of ICC T20 World Cup 2022, India’s strength and conditioning coach Soham Desai feels the team is often “rushed” into big tournaments and the ongoing preparatory camp will give the players much-needed time to unwind as well as work on their specific skills to deal with Australian conditions.

Soham Desai on India’s Preparation for T20 WC 2022

Indian cricket team who has their first training session on Friday will play two warm-up games on October 10 and 13 before they travel to Brisbane for the ICC-organised practice matches ahead of their T20 World Cup 2022 opener against arch-rival Pakistan in Melbourne on October 23.

“The upcoming 8-10 days are very crucial for us leading into the World Cup and I can’t thank the management and BCCI enough to get these 8 days because we always feel we are rushed into the big tournaments playing so much cricket as Indian team.

“…. but these 8 days, we are going to gradually build ourselves both physically as well as on the skills front to lead us nicely into the first game of the World Cup,” Desai told the BCCI website.

Head coach Rahul Dravid had said that the idea behind the camp was to get used to the pace and bounce in Australia since most of the players did not have a lot of experience of playing in these conditions.

Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid

“The goal in Perth specifically is to get some time on these pitches as well as to break the monotony of playing two back-to-back bilateral series in India.

“It is going to be a good time for the group to unwind as well build on a specific skill set that is required for the Australian conditions,” Desai added.