Four young pacers, two each from Karnataka and Maharashtra, will train under the legendary Jeff Thomson for a period of three weeks at Brisbane, Australia. The venture by IDBI Federal-KSCA Bowling Foundation should work wonders for the quartet, but Thomson downplayed it saying he is no magician.
Karnataka youngsters David Mathias and Prasidh Krishna, who made their Ranji debuts last year, and Mumbai's Tushar Deshpande and Minad Manjrekar will be the lucky four who will make the trip to Brisbane through the IDBI-KSCA foundation, reported Cricbuzz. The foundation, which began operations in February last year, has Thomson as its head coach and trains both pacers and spinners.
Prasidh was elated at the opportunity saying,"It's a great opportunity. It's a preparation to get into the next level of cricket or whatever you want to play in future. I see it as a good period to learn."
Talking about Thomson's influence, the 20-year-old said, “Jeff asked us to believe in ourselves no matter what. Technically my left arm was coming in between my face and blocking my view, he's helped me rectify that. The swing has improved with better action and pace has improved as well,” reported Cricbuzz.
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