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Australia Set for Pre-Test Preparation at Bengaluru’s Alur Ahead of India Showdown in Nagpur

The Australian cricket squad will allegedly have a training camp in Alur, Bengaluru, ahead of the forthcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Australia has already begun full-fledged preparation for the premier event, and they seem to be more than eager to get the series underway.

To be told, the Australian camp in Alur will be a four-day event before the Baggy Greens fly to Nagpur, Maharashtra, to play the first Test against India.

“We are merely providing them with facilities in Alur, but the camp will be organised and managed by the NCA,” a Karnataka State Cricket Association official was cited as saying by the New Indian Express.

It should also be emphasised that the four-day Alur camp will be funded and closely monitored by the National Cricket Academy (NCA). Speaking further on the agenda of the Aussies, the relevant Karnataka office-bearer said that the NCA would leave no stone left to guarantee that the visitors are supplied with all the top-class facilities for their practise sessions, and that they are extremely well looked after. The NCA closely controls the training session plan and time.

“The Australian team management’s itinerary and other needs are only known to NCA. They have direct contact with NCA authority “He went on to say.

Australia specifically requested to practise in Bengaluru in order to have better control over the pitch before travelling to Nagpur. The Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium will host the series opener, and center-wicket practice will most likely be allowed on the last three days before the Test.

The forthcoming series will be crucial for both teams, as India will be looking for a major victory over their opponents in order to qualify for the World Test Championship finals. Australia, on the other hand, is practically certain to make the finals, and only an 0-4 defeat against India would derail their hopes.