Team India WTC / Team India adopted a new method for WTC practice, Rohit's army ready before the final

Zoom News : Jun 03, 2023, 10:36 PM
Team India WTC: The final match of the World Test Championship will be played between India and Australia from June 7. For this match, Team India is sweating profusely during the practice session. Every day the pictures of Team India players practicing go viral on social media. Meanwhile, Team India has made a big change in its practice session. In the last few years, many experiments have been seen in the practice session of the Indian team and now Team India is doing something similar for the preparation of the World Test Championship.

Team India adopted a new method

Team India is using colored rubber balls for their catching practice so that the players do not have trouble catching the catch even if the direction of the ball changes at the last moment during catching. During practice here, Shubman Gill was seen taking catches from the green balls. There was also a yellow ball but not the lawn tennis ball that is normally used for wicketkeeper and close fielding practice.

Know why Team India is doing this

A renowned fielding coach who has worked for the NCA said that it is a specially made rubber ball and not the one used in gully cricket. These are called reaction balls and are used for practice in certain countries such as England or New Zealand where there is cold air and cold weather. Asked about the importance of the green ball, he said that there is no scientific or cricketing reason for a particular colour. But the rubber ball is specially used for the fielding of slips and for catching by the wicketkeeper. He said that England is the only country and to some extent in New Zealand also the ball changes course by taking the outside edge of the batsman's bat, which makes catching difficult. The duke ball wobbles even more, so rubber balls are practiced as they swing or wobble more.