"My style of bowling suits Indian conditions and I'm happy to bowl a particular length and bowl wicket to wicket," says Australia's Shane Watson.
Doug Bollinger was out of breath after a session with the medicine ball when Stuart Karpinnen, the physical trainer, threw him a sandbag and ordered three sets of squats. A newcomer in the Australian team, the paceman was going through all the drills with great intensity even as Shane Watson walked past him with a huge grin on his face. "Well done," he quipped.
Watson, after all, knows a thing or two about heavy training - both its benefits and the risks attached with overdoing it.
Now a replacement for Andrew Symonds, he was the obvious first choice all-rounder before frequent breakdowns kept him out of action. "It's a long story," Watson said after Thursday's training session. "How much time have you got?" he asks.
"During my initial years, no matter how hard I trained, I never used to let go until I was completely satisfied that I gotRead More »from Australia determined to win, says Watson