Asia Cup 2023 – KL Rahul’s fitness in headlines as conditioning camp begins in Bengaluru, India

from india players going to asia cup The players have started arriving in Bengaluru for the six-day conditioning camp starting from Thursday at the Three Oval complex of Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) in Alur.

While the fitness parameters of the players, especially those who returned from the Caribbean tour earlier this month, will be a major focus area, the camp is intended to serve as an exercise in team bonding before focusing on the final stages of World Cup preparation. Work has to be done too.

Fifteen of the 18 players – excluding Sanju Samson, Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna (all of whom are scheduled to arrive in Bengaluru from Dublin late Thursday night) – will undergo fitness assessment, followed by a few indoor sessions on the opening day. From Friday, players will be divided into batches for outdoor conditioning and skill-based programmes.

ESPNcricinfo understands that the senior players who did not take part in the T20Is in the Caribbean were given individual fitness and diet plans over the past two weeks. Although this practice is not unique, India have been particularly cautious about the workload in view of injuries to key players over the past few years.

How KL Rahul Pull ups will be of high interest. He has been considered conditionally fit for the Asia Cup. While he has fully recovered from the thigh injury for which he underwent surgery followed by extensive rehabilitation at the NCA, Rahul is believed to have picked up a minor injury that will rule him out of at least the Asia Cup. It is doubtful to play in the first two matches. Chief selector Ajit Agarkar confirmed this at the press conference to announce the teams on Monday.

As reported by ESPNcricinfo, the NCA medical team is believed to be happy with Rahul’s batting workload, but is carefully monitoring his wicketkeeping load; He is understood to have complained of pain after one of the practice matches organized by the NCA last week.

Shreyas IyerMeanwhile, he is fully fit and ready to go. The camp marks his return to the senior set-up for the first time since the home Test series against Australia in March. Iyer has performed well after both the practice games and has also been batting against the net bowlers of the India A team, who is at the NCA for a skill-based camp for budding players.

The team is expected to depart from Bengaluru for Colombo on August 30. India, who will begin their campaign against Pakistan in Pallekele on September 2, can play a maximum of six matches if they reach the final. India will play three ODIs at home against Australia after the Asia Cup before starting their World Cup campaign.

ICC announced this on Wednesday warm-up fixture For the tournament, India will play England and Netherlands on September 30 and October 3 respectively, before flying to Chennai where they will face Australia in the opening match of the tournament on October 8.

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