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WATCH: Team India’s unique training drill ahead of Hamilton T20I

After marmalizing New Zealand in the second T20I in Auckland to take 2-0 lead in a five-match series, the Indian team is preparing hard to take the Kiwi challenge in the next encounter scheduled to take place on Wednesday (Jan 29) at Seddon Park in Hamilton.

Ahead of the 3rd game, the Virat Kohli-led side came up with a unique training drill which caught everyone’s attention. Players can be seen catching the ball with one-hand in a video uploaded by BCCI’s official Twitter handle.


Indian cricketers can be spotted throwing the ball to each other and trying to grab it with one hand. It can be seen clearly that players are enjoying and having a good time with unusual training.

“What’s with #TeamIndia’s new training drill?” the BCCI captioned the video.



Meanwhile, Indian middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer, who slammed an unbeaten 59 off 29 balls in the opening game of the series, followed by a crucial 44-run innings in the second contest, impressed India’s batting coach Vikram Rathore as he praised the youngster ahead of the Hamilton T20I.

“Having seen KL (Rahul) and Shreyas as young cricketers coming through, in my mind, I have absolutely no doubt that they are match-winners. They are getting their opportunities now, and they are showing the world what they are capable of, that is great to see,” Rathore was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.

“Apart from having those (batting) skills, I think the mindset is amazing. He (Iyer) believes he is a big player, and he is, without any doubt. He genuinely believes that he is a match-winner, and he is here to stay. And that mindset I think helps him, that is the biggest advantage he has,” added Rathore.


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