Ravi Shastri wants South Africa-bound Indian players to train at Dharamsala

Updated: Dec 12, 2017, 17:34 IST | Harit N Joshi | Dharamsala

Considering the seaming conditions that the Indian team encountered at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association stadium here in the opening ODI against Sri Lanka on Sunday

Considering the seaming conditions that the Indian team encountered at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association stadium here in the opening ODI against Sri Lanka on Sunday, mid-day has learnt that the team management is keen to arrange a training camp here for the South Africa-bound Test players. It is learnt that coach Ravi Shastri has already made his intentions clear to the HPCA about their plans to have the Test players train here for at least a week. The team management believes the conditions at the HPCA Stadium would be ideal to train for the South Africa tour.

Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri

HPCA officials confirmed the Indian team's plans. "Yes, coach Shastri and the team management are keen to have a short camp or at least organise a few training sessions for the Test players before leaving for South Africa. "They were encouraged with the conditions here because nowhere in India will they get pitches like these which are pretty close to what they will face in South Africa. We are ready and will be happy to host the players once we get instructions from the BCCI," an HPCA official told mid-day.

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