Sehwag, Nehra sweat it out in training session

Last Updated: Mar 03, 2011, 19:31 PM IST

Bangalore: Emphasis was on fielding as the entire Indian World Cup squad sweated it out in a three-hour practice session ahead of their Group B encounter against Ireland, here on Sunday.

Opener Virender Sehwag and pacer Ashish Nehra, both of whom were nursing injuries went through the paces and looked comfortable.

Sehwag had skipped yesterday`s session after flying to Delhi for an appointment with physiotherapist for a ribcage injury that he picked up during an earlier training session.

Nehra, who missed both matches Bangladesh and England due to back spasms, is expected to be available for selection for the game against Ireland.

The session started with a discussion between coach Gary Kirsten and the players followed by a throwing exercise to improve concentration and accuracy.

Players were asked to throw balls into three buckets kept at a distance to improve their focus and accuracy on the field.

Fielding has been one of India`s major problem area with dropped catches and missed run outs being a regular feature in the team`s matches.

The training also included the regular net session.

PTI