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टी20 विश्व कप के दबाव से निपटने में अपटन भारतीय टीम की करेंगे मदद

Upton has worked in the Indian and IPL teams with Virat Kohli, captain Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal and Pranbhav Krishna.

New Delhi| Mental conditioning coach Paddy Upton, who played a key role in making the Indian team world champions in 2011, will rejoin the national team ahead of the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia. Upton has been signed on a short-term deal and will join head coach Rahul Dravid’s support staff.

A Cricket Board of India (BCCI) source said on condition of anonymity: “Yes, Paddy will join the ODI squad from Wednesday’s third match against the West Indies and will continue until the end of the T20 World Cup in Australia.” It is a short term agreement for a period of four months.

Upton was previously inducted into the national team support staff by Gary Kirsten after becoming India’s head coach in 2008. He was with the national team until 2011. Upton then joined various teams in the IPL (Indian Premier League). He has worked with Dravid in Rajasthan Royals.

According to the source, Dravid, who had worked with Upton, approached him to add him to the team. Before the T20 World Cup, the schedule of the Indian team is very busy. The team starts its campaign in this World Cup against Pakistan in Melbourne on October 23.

In such a situation, Dravid probably felt the need for someone who is known to inspire as well as help players deal with the hustle and bustle of international cricket.

India has not won any ICC title after 2013 (Champions Trophy) so BCCI doesn’t want to leave any stone unturned. BCCI had appointed Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the team’s mentor in the last World Cup but it did not yield good results.

Upton has worked in the Indian and IPL teams with Virat Kohli, captain Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal and Pranbhav Krishna.

In such a situation, it is understood that he is aware of the needs of most players. It is understood that Upton may have a few sessions with Kohli, the team’s leading batsman, who has struggled to find his rhythm for a long time.

“It’s fantastic that someone like Paddy has joined the Indian team again. If you look at Virat’s batting, he doesn’t always look out of shape and he may not be able to overcome the mental hurdle. Upton has worked with him before.

Disclaimer:Prabhasakshi has not edited this news. This news has been published from the PTI language feed.



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