Bangalore:After a nearly two-month break, Indian cricketers on Friday hit the ground with net practice on the second day of the preparatory camp here ahead of the tri-series in Sri Lanka and Champions Trophy in South Africa.
The opening day of the camp at the National Cricket Academy here was marked by fitness tests.
However, today's practice session was all outdoor with the 15-member squad engaging themselves in stretching exercises, batting and fielding drills besides playing football for a while at the Karnataka State Cricket Association ground adjacent to the NCA.
Coach Gary Kirsten, who expressed happiness over the fitness of players, guided the proceedings. He was assisted by newly appointed trainer Ramji Srinivasan, mental conditioning coach Paddy Upton, bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad and fielding coach Robin Singh.
The camp will conclude on Sunday after which most of the players will leave to play for their employers in the season-opener Sahara BCCI Corporate tournament starting from September 1 at Mohali, Dharamsala, Vishakhapatnam and Bangalore.
Kirsten believes the Sri Lanka and South Africa-bound cricketers' participation in the Corporate trophy would be a good practice outing for the players.