Perth | Following a record win over arch-rivals Pakistan in their World Cup opener, Indian cricketers today had a day off as the team management probably thinks all play and no rest makes Jack a dull boy.
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the breaks had been planned keeping in mind the long World Cup schedule.
The good thing is that we know our schedule well in advance. We want to spend time on the field but at the same time, we will have to assess what is the best possible option, Dhoni was quoted as saying.
We will be in Australia for over four months. You have to make the most of how to keep yourself fresh and give 100 per cent on the field, he added. The skipper also supported the approach of the management by saying, Breaks really help you.
What we have made sure is whenever we have practice sessions they are slightly tougher and slightly more realistic. So you give them (the players) good breaks but at the same time, have sessions that are more purposeful.
Defending champions India started their World Cup campaign on a winning note after thrashing Pakistan by 76 runs in Adelaide on February 15. The men-in-blue will next take on South Africa on February 22.
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