New Zealand vs India 2020: Team India Comes Up With New Training Drill

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Ahead of the second Test at Christchurch, the Indian National Cricket Team came up with a unique practice session, to surprise the fans. They had an interesting training drill, in which, the team members were divided into four people per set and score a goal in a couple of chances which was given to each individual.

Following a crushing 10-wicket defeat in Wellington, the Indian team is trying everything possible – to level the two-match series when they take on New Zealand in the second Test beginning Saturday at the Hagley Oval.

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The Indian team were seen indulging in a new training technique named “turbo touch” in a video uploaded on BCCI’s official Twitter account. What does this training involve?

Indian team’s head strength and conditioning coach Nick Webb explained the drill and why it is necessary.

“A general warm-up to start with, to get the boys moving. We always try to finish up with a game. It’s pretty intensive. It’s called ‘turbo touch’. It’s an evasive game in which you divide the players into two teams, and they try and score in between the two goals.”

”The idea is that they have only two touches to score and they have to try and evade and try to change up the rules of the way they can catch and the way they play the game as we go,” he said.

The game is played with the softball as there’s more swing involved and the players need to have softer hands.

Webb feels that softball will add a bit more fun to the game, and helps the players to catch the swinging ball.

“I try to make some contiguous calls to try and fire up as they then play a little bit harder, they change the direction a little bit more and if brings a little more fun,” said Webb.

India are trailing 1-0 in the ongoing two-match Test series against New Zealand after suffering a heavy 10-wicket defeat in Wellington.

The Virat Kohli-led side will play the Kiwis in the must-win 2nd Test in Christchurch which begins on Saturday and will hope to pull off a win to level the series.

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