Bowlers' training camp begins

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:04 IST

A five day camp for India's pace bowlers began on Wednesday in Bangalore's National Cricket Academy.

Bowlers' training camp begins

Bangalore: A five day camp for India's pace bowlers began on Wednesday in Bangalore's National Cricket Academy a€" and will focus purely on the players' fitness levels. The cream of India's pace bowlers are participating in the training camp to make sure they are fighting fit for the season ahead. They will tone their muscles and build their stamina under the watchful eye of fitness trainer Gregory Allan King. "In this camp the guys will be doing a bit of bowling and also doing a bit of throwing but that will be considered part of their actual fitness training. Normal strength training, core stability, flexibility training, cardiovascular training, speed endurance training, the usual stuff that we do as part of any training programme," said King. And one of the most popular players on India's successful tour of Pakistan is not resting on his laurels but is aiming to improve his delivery. "Like Srinath and Zaheer Khan what they are doing now - they have a pause in the delivery stride. I've been trying to get that. I'm working on my run up as well as my rhythm, and gradually improve my pace. I just want to make my mind stable and become very strong physically and mentally. I want to prepare myself against the forthcoming Asia Cup and Amsterdam Series," said pace bowler Lakshmipathy Balaji. The fitness camp will run till Sunday when the best of the pace bowlers will be joined by the rest of the Indian probables.
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