A new member joins the Indian team in Hyderabad

The second and final Test between India and Windies will commence on Friday.

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Indian team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Team India is currently gearing up for the second and final Test match against Windies in Hyderabad. The hosts are leading the series by 1-0 after registering their biggest ever win in the longest format of the game. It goes without saying that they are the favourites to roll over the visitors in this game as well before heading on to the five ODIs and three T20 Internationals. Meanwhile, a new member has joined the squad in Hyderabad and everyone is excited about it including the coaching staff.

This series is being looked at as the preparation for the upcoming Australia tour and the Indian team is not leaving any stone unturned. There is a lot of intensity in the nets while the fielding drills are also taking place regularly and interestingly, the fielding coach R Sridhar is more excited for the new member than anyone else.


Who is the new member?

The new member in the Indian team is none other than the new fielding drill machine which is known as ‘team-mate’. It helps in improving the slip catching and the team has been using the machine since last four months. Even during the recently concluded tour, they used it which was the reason for KL Rahul‘s improved catching while fielding at slip.

The video of team-mate’s arrival has been uploaded on the BCCI’s official website as R Sridhar explained its advantages. ” This machine really helps in slip catching and we’ve been using it since last four months and also used it during England series. You can have different settings in this in terms of pace and ball bobbling and swinging as well. We will continue to use this in India as well,” he said.

This machine will be even more useful for Team India during the Australia tour where catching is important. They are scheduled to play three T20Is, four Tests and three One-Day Internationals during their Down Under.

Here’s the video:

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