Adopt a flexible approach: Greg to team
The coach feels that their roles can change depending on the game and their opposition.india Updated: Sep 09, 2006 13:42 IST
Coach Greg Chappell has askedTeam India to adopt a flexible approach since their roles can change depending on the game and their opposition.
Responding to a question on Irfan Pathan and Yuvraj Singh, two of the five players who attended the first phase of the "rolling camp", Chappell said he was sure "they have been waiting to get their consistency as well."
"Everybody is looking for consistency. Everybody is looking to be able to play their role," the former Australian captain said.
"And the roles can change from time to time and from game to game and from opposition to opposition. So, it's a matter of being able to be flexible and adjust to different conditions."
Then, he touched upon India's next international outing: the tri-series in Malaysia later this month, also featuring Australia and the West Indies.
"We don't really know what we are going to be confronted with (in) Malaysia. But we expect the wicket to be, maybe on the slower side. But we have to wait and see. We have to be able to adjust when we arrive (in Malaysia)," Chappell said.
The Coach justified the short duration of the "rolling camp" and expressed satisfaction with the first phase of the camp, attended by Virender Sehwag, Ajit Agarkar, Mohammed Kaif, Irfan Pathan and Yuvraj Singh, that concluded on Friday.
A fresh batch of players are set to take guard in the "rolling camp" on Saturday.
He said three days were sufficient to work with the players.
"I think, anything else (longer duration) would be overkill. It's important to get quality; not quantity. We have got the quality we have been looking for."
Chappell said he was very happy with the first camp.
"I think we have achieved all of the things that we have set out to achieve. We have had a lot of time with each of the players.
"We have been able to work on specific areas for each of the players, and we have been able to work on some specific simulations, if you like, of the sort of things that we expect to be confronted with over the next little while.
"So, from my point of view and from the coaching point of view, we have achieved what we wanted to achieve. The feedback from players has been very positive.
"They have got a lot from the camp. We are hopeful that the next two camps will go just as well," he concluded.
First Published: Sep 01, 2006 15:45 IST