Indian team focusing on reverse sweeps against spinners

Vastavam web: Facing short balls and playing reverse sweeps against spinners were the highlights of Indian team’s training session as they geared up for the three-Test series against Sri Lanka.The Indian team support staff was seen giving throwdowns of short pitch deliveries as the likes of Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul and skipper Virat Kohli warmed up for their first training session ahead of the Eden Gardens Test here on November 16.While the Indian left-right handed duo mainly played in the Vs with occasional reverse sweep, middle-order batsman Rahane’s stint at the nets was peppered with the unorthodox shot to the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav, hinting their strategy against Rangana Herath and Lakshan Sandakan.
Hours after landing, skipper Kohli was seen in full flow during the two-and-half-hour practice. He started off with a few drills like stretching, one-legged jump.Kohli also took the throwdowns and faced some short- pitched deliveries before heading to the nets, where he too approached spinners with the reverse sweep shot.The Saurashtra duo of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja — who played in the last round match against Gujarat that ended yesterday — opted to rest today.”They are here but will come for training tomorrow,” a team official said.