T20 World Cup 2022 Paddy Upton Returns to Indian Team As Mental Strengthening Coach After Becoming 2011 World Champions

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Paddy Upton was also present with the 2011 World Cup winner Team India.

Highlights

  • Before T20 World Cup 2022, BCCI took a big decision
  • Return of the member who was present with the 2011 World Cup winning team
  • Has also worked with Rahul Dravid in Rajasthan Royals

T20 World Cup 2022: The Indian cricket team is definitely winning in the current times but many senior players of the team are battling with poor form and heavy stress. In such a situation, mental conditioning coach Paddy Upton, who played a key role in making the Indian team the world champion in 2011, has been decided to include Team India once again before the upcoming T20 World Cup to be held in Australia. According to the information, Upton has been signed for a short-term and he will join the team of support staff of head coach Rahul Dravid.

A Cricket Board of India (BCCI) source said on condition of anonymity, “Yes, Paddy will join the ODI squad from Wednesday’s third match against the West Indies and will remain in Australia till the end of the T20 World Cup.” It is a short-term arrangement for a period of four months.” Upton was earlier inducted into the national team’s support staff in 2008 after Gary Kirsten took over as India’s head coach. He was with the national team till 2011. Upton then joined various teams of the IPL (Indian Premier League).

Rahul Dravid remembers Paddy!

He has also worked with Rahul Dravid in Rajasthan Royals. According to the source, Dravid, who had worked with Upton, approached him to add him to the team. Before the T20 World Cup, the schedule of the Indian team is very busy. The team will start its campaign in this World Cup against Pakistan in Melbourne on 23 October. In such a situation, Dravid probably felt the need for someone who is known to inspire as well as help players deal with the busyness of international cricket.

MS Dhoni was the mentor in the last World Cup

It is worth noting that India has not won any ICC title after 2013 (Champions Trophy), so BCCI does not want to leave any stone unturned. The BCCI had appointed Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the team’s mentor in the last World Cup but it did not yield good results. Upton has worked in the Indian and IPL teams with Virat Kohli, captain Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal and Pranbhav Krishna. In such a situation, it is understood that he is aware of the needs of most players.

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At the same time, it is also said that Paddy Upton may hold a few sessions with the team’s leading batsman Virat Kohli, who has been struggling to find the rhythm for a long time. “It is great that someone like Paddy has joined the Indian team again. If you look at Virat’s batting, he doesn’t always look out of form and he may not be able to overcome the mental hurdle. Upton has worked with him before.

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