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U23 team in fightback mode


21st October 2017
A pep talk from CAB President Sourav Ganguly and Vision 2020 batting consultant VVS Laxman on Monday and a postmortem into the batting collapse make up for the remedial plan undertaken by the CAB U23 thinktank.
"We have had a fabulous pre-season and practice games where the team showed good form. The team is also at a loss trying to fathom the reason behind the collapse. This has nothing to do with the technique of the players. The team is detetmined to fightback and prove themselves," said coach Sourashis Lahiri.
It is still difficult for the team to digest the 88 all out and they plan to bring out their best against last year's finalists Andhra Pradesh. "Our next match is against Andhra Pradesh. They are a formidable side. They were last year's finalists. I guess the team has to beat the best to show its worth and the players are motivated to do it," he said.
The team will practice at Eden Gardens on Sunday and Monday before setting out for Kalyani where they take on AP from Friday. "Its all in the mind. The players have to understand that if plan A and B fails, plan C needs to be in place. They know they need to stem out the rot, play session to session and put a high price on their wicket. They are mentally charged. We will practice in Kolkata till Monday, from Tuesday its going to be in Kalyani."
With either or all of Abhimanyu Easwaran, Pradipto Pramanik, Amir Gani and Kanishk Seth coming into the fold the team will get a shot in the arm. They four though eligible for U23 are playing for the senior side.
"The team is looking forward to the session with Dadi (Sourav Ganguly) and Laxman Sir. I am confident the team will turnaround," he signed off.


CAB MEDIA DESK
Arindam Basu