Strauss to train in India

2011-11-17 17:25
Andrew Strauss (File)

London - England captain Andrew Strauss will prepare for the upcoming Test series against Pakistan by joining the England Performance Programme (EPP) in India next month.

Opening batsman Strauss, no longer a one-day international cricketer, has not played cricket for his country since guiding England to a 4-0 Test series success at home to India in August.

But the 34-year-old will tune up for the Tests against Pakistan, which will take place in the United Arab Emirates in January, at training camps in Mumbai and Pune.

Strauss will be joined by fellow batsman Eoin Morgan, who is returning from a shoulder injury, and wicketkeeper Matt Prior.

Fast bowlers Jimmy Anderson, Stuart Broad, Chris Tremlett and Graeme Onions will also join the EPP in separate camps to be conducted in Potchefstroom in South Africa.

"The England Performance Programme camps will offer the England players the perfect chance to step up their training and preparations ahead of the forthcoming Test series against Pakistan in January," England performance director David Parsons said.

"The players attending these camps didn't participate in England's recent ODI tour of India or have been sidelined through injury so this is the ideal opportunity to build up their preparations during an important period leading into January."

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