Cricket tour of In­dia a great ex­pe­ri­ence

Bush Telegraph - - NEWS - By DAVE MUR­DOCH

Dan­nevirke’s Camp­bell In­gram was rev­el­ling in the ex­pe­ri­ence of tour­ing with the Ki­w­icaps to In­dia in ear­lier this year.

He was se­lected by coach Ja­cob Oram as a wicket keeper/ bats­man for this Un­der 18 side hav­ing at­tended a num­ber of train­ing camps with him.

The Ki­w­icaps played seven games over 15 days, stay­ing a week in Mum­bai and a week in New Delhi.

The team played well ac­cord­ing to Camp­bell, but they could not quite pull off a win as its op­po­nents were academy teams coached by In­dian cricket greats like Sashin Ten­dulka and Viren­der Se­hwag.

Camp­bell said the con­di­tions were quite test­ing, the hottest tem­per­a­ture for a game be­ing 41 de­grees C in New Delhi. While tem­per­a­tures were down to the low 30s in Mum­bai the hu­mid­ity was higher.

Wick­ets were very spin friendly and the In­dian bowlers were able to turn the ball al­most side­ways but the team adapted and played bet­ter for it. Camp­bell scored a cou­ple of 30s in his bat­ting and kept wick­ets most games.

One of the high­lights of the tour was at­tend­ing the IPL match be­tween Mum­bai In­di­ans and Royal Chal­lenges at Ban­ga­lore. The Wankede Sta­dium was chock-full and Camp­bell said the noise was deaf­en­ing. His team was treated to mas­ter classes in bat­ting by Ro­hit Sharma (94) and Vi­rat Kohli (92) Mum­bai win­ning by 46 runs.

An­other high­light was to visit the Taj Ma­hal which Camp­bell said was ev­ery bit as im­pres­sive as its fame. He also vis­ited other fa­mous ar­chi­tec­tural struc­tures like the Gate of In­dia in New Delhi.

Camp­bell is work­ing for Her­mansen Con­tract­ing and was keep­ing fit at­tend­ing a boot camp for eight weeks.

Camp­bell also toured Sri Lanka with the Un­der 16 New Zealand Fire­works Cricket Team in 2016.

Camp­bell In­gram at the Taj Ma­hal.

ELF Oval pitch in Mum­bai

Wankede Sta­dium Ban­ga­lore dur­ing IPL match Mum­bai In­di­ans v Royal Chal­lengers.

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