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Focus on fitness in India's pre-season camp

Cricinfo staff

August 30, 2009

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Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni stretch at the National Cricket Academy, Bangalore, August 30, 2009
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India's four-day conditioning camp leading into the tri-series in Sri Lanka and the Champions Trophy finished with a three-hour net session at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore. The players will now disperse to play for their respective companies in the week-long BCCI Corporate Trophy, starting Tuesday.

This camp was the first time the team had come together in close to seven weeks, and coach Gary Kirsten felt four days were enough for them to get back to the intensity required for the packed season, with mostly one-day cricket scheduled ahead.

Unlike the first three days, the players didn't get into any fielding drills on Sunday, instead concentrating on the batting and bowling in the nets. Like the first three days, the short ball remained one of the focus areas. Similar to the two previous days, Ishant Sharma spent extra time - apart from the nets - working on his yorkers, with Paddy Upton, the team's mental conditioning coach, giving him a single stump and three small markers to bowl to.

The last four days have been about coming back to the best possible physical condition and hitting and bowling form, while doing nothing fancy or out of the ordinary.

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