Sanjay Bangar Visited Sydney To Train The Test Specialists
By CricShots - Nov 21, 2018 12:15 pm
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India tour of Australia is all set to commence with the three-match T20I series on Wednesday, but the buzz for the four-match Test series has already started. India hasn’t won a single Test series in the previous two tours, even on the Australian soil they are yet to seal a series. With the Baggy Greens missing a couple of their crucial cogs, India would be looking to end the jinx down under.

Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane will play a crucial role

While Team India plays the shortest format, the Test specialists have already been in Australia. According to a BCCI official, batting coach Sanjay Bangar is expected will spend time with the Test specialists and train there. The visitors are leaving no stone unturned in their preparations and would be looking forward to putting up an improved performance as compared to their performances in the last overseas tours earlier this year.

With youngsters in both sides, the upcoming Test series is expected to be intense and competitive. Bangar and a couple of other staff members are headed to Sydney to start the training. The players who will join them include experienced campaigners like Ajinkya Rahane, Murali Vijay, Parthiv Patel as well as the young duo of Prithvi Shaw and Hanuma Vihari.

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As per the reports of DNA, an official said, “Our batting coach Bangar has reached Sydney with one of our throwdown expert Nuwan and a logistics manager. The Test specialists have also arrived from New Zealand. They will train under Bangar ahead of the First-class match on November 28. Both Prithvi and Hanuma are on their first tour of Australia. Till November 25, they would be training under Bangar along with Ajinkya Rahane, Murali Vijay and Parthiv Patel.”

Prithvi Shaw

Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be in action during the T20Is, but the likes of Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma will travel a few days later. The pacers were playing the Ranji Trophy, the Indian management wanted them to get as much practice as possible. In the meantime, bowlers from New South Wales will help the Indian batsmen for net practice.

Describing the same, the official said, “Ravi Shastri is there and with seniors like Virat and Rohit around, it’s only better that Sanjay helps the first timers with inputs about Australian conditions. With our second line of pacers in New Zealand and Ranji Trophy on, we felt that we shouldn’t pull out any bowler who are currently playing competitive matches. We have spoken to Cricket Australia and quality net bowlers from New South Wales will be provided.”