August 31, 2003

Kapil to assist at camp

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Having completed a two-week fitness camp last week, India's probables will start on the serious business of honing their cricket skills on Monday. The pace bowlers among them will be able to interact with Kapil Dev, who will be present at the camp in Bangalore for the first two days.

The six-day cap will focus mainly on batting and bowling. With this in mind, the team management has also drafted in nine medium-pace bowlers, including Tinu Yohannan, who played Test matches against England and New Zealand not so long ago.

The 36 probables who participated in the fitness camp will be joined by Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif, who have come back after their stint in county cricket. John Wright will be the man in charge, with Andrew Leipus and Gregory King keeping a close eye on the physical well-being and fitness of those involved.