Paddy Upton joins India’s backroom staff

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26 Jul 2022 | 01:37 PM staff

Paddy Upton joins India’s backroom staff

Upton relinks with Rahul Dravid, after working with him previously at RR

Mental conditioning coach, Paddy Upton joins the Indian dressing room in the build-up to the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year. The 53-year-old was previously part of the famous 2011 World Cup-winning Indian setup, working alongside the South African head coach, Gary Kirsten. 

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Upton relinks with Rahul Dravid, albeit this time in a national team setup. The duo have worked alongside each other for two IPL franchises – Rajasthan Royals and the Delhi Daredevils – linking for the third time. Upton will take up his role before the third ODI between India and West Indies. 

The 53-year-old is well-versed with the Australian conditions, having served as the head coach for the Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League. Alongside that, he has also previously been part of the South African setup, as the Performance Director. 

Prior to the showpiece event in Australia, India line-up to face Zimbabwe, the Asia Cup before white-ball games at home against South Africa and Australia.

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