Sydney: The England team are leaving no stone unturned in their preparations for the Indian tour as they use a replica of ‘crowd noise’ and sledging during their training sessions.
They used their training camp in Dubai to try out some new backing tracks to play around their batsman, which mimic the crowd noise and men around the bat.
Indian crowds can be over-powering at times, especially for batsmen arriving at the crease not used to the noise and the chaos, the Daily Mirror reports.
And while the home team uses it all to their advantage in trying to scramble the minds of the new man in, but with speakers placed at the batsman’s end while he is netting, the England men hopefully will be ready.
“Often the crowd can be noisy out here, and there are a lot of distractions and pressure created by men around the bat. That’s what you have to overcome,” said cricketer Jimmy Anderson.
Meanwhile, Steve Finn remained on the sidelines due to his thigh injury, and England are hopeful that he will take part in the final warm up match to prove his fitness for the first Test.
First Published: Friday, November 02, 2012, 16:19