Mumbai, Mar 4: With the 12th edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) slated for March 23 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Monday began their preparation for the season with their second pre-IPL camp.
According to the franchise's official website, a training camp is being organised at the Cricket Club of India’s Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai starting from Monday till March 6.
The Indian players who are part of the (RR) squad will participate in this training camp under the guidance of the Royals Head Coach Paddy Upton along with Head of Cricket Zubin Bharucha.
This camp entails three days of intensive training as well as fitness drills which will help the players enhance and hone their batting, bowling and fielding skills.
Practice matches will be held as a platform for the new players including Riyan Parag, Shubham Ranjane, Shashank Singh and others to play with the likes of team captain Ajinkya Rahane, Jaydev Unadkat, Sanju Samson, Stuart Binny, Dhawal Kulkarni among others.
The team does not want to leave any stone unturned in making sure their players are hunderd per cent fit. The Royals physiotherapist John Gloster along with assistant physiotherapist Niranjan Pandit are part of this camp to ensure the fitness and energy levels of the players remains optimum, along with their nutrition.
Paddy Upton termed the team energetic and talendted. “It feels great to be back with the Royals and to work with this squad that is full of energetic and talented players. They show promise and determination, the team website quoted him as saying.
"They are eager to deliver the best they can.We are indeed excited to be beginning the season at home in the SMS stadium," he added.
The other team members present for the camp are Krishnappa Gowtham, Varun Aaron, Shreyas Gopal, Prashant Chopra, Rahul Tripathi, S Midhun, Mahipal Lomror, Aryaman Birla and Manan Vohra.
The coaching team for the camp consists of spin bowling coach Sairaj Bahutule, batting coach Amol Muzumdar and fielding coach Dishant Yagnik. (UNI)