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Asia Cup: BCCI sends five India A bowlers to UAE for quality net sessions

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The BCCI has sent five A bowlers to help the senior team during the net sessions ahead of the Asia Cup, starting in Saturday.

Three pacers -- Avesh Khan of Madhya Pradesh, M Prasidh Krishna of and Siddarth Kaul of -- along with left-arm spinner and leg-spinner will be at the nets for the next three days.

Save Avesh, the other four were a part of the A and B squads in the recently concluded Quadrangular series which also had A teams from and

Kaul was also a part of the senior team during the limited overs leg of the UK tour.

However, with the Vijay Hazare Trophy (National One-Dayers) starting from September 19, it is expected that the players will be sent back on time to represent their state teams.

"Not everywhere do you get quality net bowlers and it becomes a problem for the senior team during practice sessions. With back to back games, you don't expect a Bhuvneshwar Kumar or a Jasprit Bumrah to bowl flat out at the nets. Also the young academy bowlers at times can't provide quality practice. Hence we have got some of our next line of bowlers," a told PTI Friday.

"This is a process that proves to be mutually beneficial for the team. While senior batsmen get quality practice, someone like a can learn a lot by at the nets. Also the senior players and the coaches can only keep a tab on the talent pool," he added.

The process was started before the tour of when the likes of Avesh, were sent to for net sessions.

The BCCI has also arranged for a left-arm throwdown expert from named Nuwan Seneviratne, with specific aim of tackling Mohammed Aamir's fast paced incoming deliveries.

Around 10 members Indian team under stand-in-skipper had their first net session on Friday.

The ones who were a part of the England Test series are expected to arrive on Sunday evening and join the training on the eve of the Hong Kong match on Monday.

India start their Asia Cup campaign against qualifiers Hong Kong on September 18, followed by their encounter against arch rivals on September 19.

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First Published: Fri, September 14 2018. 20:45 IST
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