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Indian team to have Paddy Upton, who coached the national team during the 2011 World Cup, return to work with them

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He has worked with Rahul Dravid, India’s head coach, in the IPL too. Upton accepts that the single greatest mental obstacle in cricket is dread of disappointment and pressure.

BCCI has roped in Paddy Upton as the Indian group’s mental conditioning mentor, this paper has learnt. Upton, 53, will begin working right away, from the impending five-match T20I series against the West Indies that starts in Tarouba from Friday. The mental conditioning expert has proactively arrived at the Caribbean to join the team and his agreement will run until the T20 World Cup in Australia in October-November.

“Rahul Dravid (Indian team head coach) proposed his name to the BCCI and as needs be, Upton has been added to the support staff to assist the team with planning for the T20 World Cup,” a top BCCI official told.

Upton was important for India’s 2011 World Cup-winning set-up, handpicked by then India coach Gary Kirsten. During his most memorable stretch with the Indian group, somewhere in the range of 2008 and 2011, Upton worked in the double job of mental conditioning coach and strategic leadership coach, fostering a fine compatibility with a ton of players, including Dravid. India additionally momentarily arrived at the highest point of the ICC Test tree during that period. Afterward, the two cooperated as coaches in the IPL.

Following the launch of The Barefoot Coach, a book by Upton, the last option was profuse in Dravid’s recognition, as he posted on Twitter: “Rahul Dravid had an essential impact in my training process, since first working with him back in 1995! I’ve since gained loads from him, about cricket and life – the best of which is partaken in my book, The Barefoot Coach. Thanks RSD”.

The reverence is common, bore witness to by Dravid’s words in Upton’s book: “Paddy is a thought-pioneer. He brings a special methodology and significant way to deal with cricket and life.”

India haven’t won an ICC trophy beginning around 2013 and the BCCI is investigating every possibility to end the dry season. Before the T20 World Cup last year, MS Dhoni was remembered for the set-up as team coach, the thought being to pick the cerebrum of the previous captain whose career was adorned with three ICC titles. Dhoni was pretty active during the team’s training sessions in the United Arab Emirates, yet India failed to qualify for the semifinals, losing to Pakistan and New Zealand in their first two matches. With the arrangement of Upton, the BCCI and the lead coach have apparently returned to push ahead.

Appointing sports psychologists/mental conditioning experts is nothing new in Indian cricket. Renowned sports psychologist Sandy Gordon joined the Sourav Ganguly-led Indian team before the 2003 World Cup and made his ‘now or never’ expression exceptionally well known in the camp. India proceeded to play the final.

Greg Chappell as the Indian team head coach had acquired sports psychologist Rudi Webster. The practice of appointing a mind coach was discarded after Shastri assumed responsibility for the Indian team. His replacement has chosen to get back to the prior ways.

Toward the finish of the 2011 World Cup, Upton joined the South African team as performance director and remained in that role until 2014. He has additionally filled in as the head coach of Pune Warriors, Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Daredevils in the IPL. He had his spells as head coach in the Big Bash League and the Pakistan Super League also, with Sydney Thunder and Lahore Qalandars separately.

“So we truly didn’t zero in on losing or winning, yet on the sort of cricket we’re playing. We knew by then that we were at that point playing great cricket all through the 100 overs of a one-day game, both with the bat and ball. The focus was to continue to play the most ideal cricket and not stress a lot over the outcome,” Upton composed last year, offering a knowledge to his functioning style during India’s World Cup-winning effort.

“Truly, aside from a few, I have never worked or met any athlete in cricket or whatever other game who doesn’t have insecurity, uncertainty, weakness and negative contemplations. It’s generally expected. We as a whole have them and the assumption that competitors shouldn’t have these (feelings) is rubbish โ€ฆ The single greatest mental deterrent to outcome in cricket, and presumably any game, is dread of disappointment and tension. At the point when you have a senior player who gets exceptionally profound around botches, that expands the feeling of dread toward disappointment and the pressure, and diminishes the opportunity of more youthful players performing” he said.

The people who have seen him close by other people would affirm that the man, who has a degree in Human Movement Sciences, likes to keep things straightforward.

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Greg Chappell encourages Australia to not view the India trip as a “sideshow” because “there is red-hot fury and embarrassment among our fans”

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According to former Australia captain Greg Chappell, the team’s first two Test losses in India have left the nation’s supporters furious, perplexed, and ashamed.

After falling behind 2-0 in their four-match Test series against India, Australia has now lost the Border-Gavaskar Trophy four times in a row. Australia lost both games in the span of three days, with India mercilessly exposing Australia’s hitters’ deficiencies against spin bowling. Although the second day of the second Test was a competitive match, the Australian batters meekly gave up in the third, and former captain Greg Chappell claims that the performance has disappointed the home crowd.

According to Chappell, Australian cricket as a whole has to start ranking India trips on par with or even higher than the Ashes. The fact that our squad has displayed such little grit thus far in the series has enraged the Australian public, and rightfully so. The sight of a batsman being out on the first ball while doing the reverse sweep and acting like this series is not important for the future pisses off. Australian cricket needs to understand that taking on India is not a sideshow but rather the main event, equal to or perhaps greater than The Ashes, he said.

Australia was bowled for 177 and 91 in its two innings, contributing to India’s 400-run victory in the first Test, which it lost by an innings and 132 runs. In the first two days of the second Test, they performed well, reaching 263 runs in the first innings and nearly gaining a commanding lead before being bowled for 113 runs on Day 3. India secured a 6-0 victory and a commanding 2-0 lead as a result. Since 2015, Australia has not been able to defeat India in a Test series, either at home or abroad.

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Highlights from the England vs. South Africa Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 semifinal: SA won the championship by 6 runs over ENG

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Highlights from the England vs. South Africa Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 semifinal: Up until South Africa rallied and advanced to the championship game’s final three overs of the innings, England was coasting along in the chase.

Highlights from the England vs. South Africa Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 semifinal: After holding South Africa to 164/4, England was coasting when the final three overs of their innings changed the course of the match. At the end of the 16th over, England had scored 131 runs, and even though South Africa claimed the important wicket of Nat Sciver-Brunt in the 17th, England appeared to be able to continue scoring at the same pace. Ayabonga Khaka, collecting three wickets, bowled what might be remembered as the game-changing over of the tournament.

The victory was subsequently secured by Shabnim Ismail’s dismissal of England captain Heather Knight in the final over. Previously, South Africa’s powerplay inning got off to a poor start, but the openers picked up the pace and put up a stout defence. Ending with a half-century, Laura Wolvaardt’s opening partnership with Tazmin Brits produced 96 runs. With Brits’ second consecutive half-century, who had previously failed to reach 140 in this competition, South Africa grabbed control and was poised to surpass 170.

Following a sensational 19th over from Sophie Ecclestone in which she claimed two wickets, South Africa reached 164/4 after the 20th over went for 18. For the first time ever, South Africa has advanced to the T20 World Cup final, where they will take on the formidable Australia on Sunday.

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The change in African soccer

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African footballers are used to playing on the world’s football fields with only a handful of elite players who play in the best European leagues. What about the other lesser known players? They are trying to break through by taking side roads.

the results obtained by Morocco will have repercussions and will allow Africa to reap important gains in line with its footballing power.

I think that every African country should take an example from Morocco in the last world cup we saw Morocco go very far in the Competition.

Today we are going to speak mainly about Congo I think that they must begin by investing in the youth infrastructure construction of center there is so much talent in this country it is a pity that there is only one stadium in the capital of Kinshasa as a sports adviser all its young people have a dream is to come to play in Europe but before extinguishing this dream I think that the base must be solid a competition of age must be created for the young people so that it can evolve well from this moment there we will be able to consider to make the necessary (sports adviser, player’s agent) to go and see his young players in order to find the best talents to pass the next step

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