Penney wise and India wiser on Champions Trophy home stretch

Team India focus on fielding drills for almost two hours as skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the islanders will be a dangerous unit and history will have little relevance in a semifinal match.

updated: June 19, 2013 23:32 IST
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Cardiff: Keeping Sri Lanka's reputation as a "dangerous side" in mind, Team India trained for nearly four hours at the Sophia Gardens on Wednesday. More than half the session was devoted to fielding drills as Thursday's ICC Champions Trophy semifinal here will leave very little margin for error.

India's fielding coach Trevor Penney seemed to the busiest man on Wednesday morning. He has been doubling up as a part-time batting coach and is probably the favourite "throw-down man" in the Indian camp. On Tuesday, Penney had spent an extra hour polishing Suresh Raina's strokes against seam and bounce. (See India's training in Pics)

It was a sunny morning after days of damp and cold weather. The Glamorgan groundstaff looked a happy lot for good sunshine will mean their new pitch for the semifinal will produce the character they desire. But will they finally see a full game? (Read)

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