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IPL Desk in Mumbai 20 March 2012 - 07:29pm IST

Rhodes and Ojha join MI practice

New signing RP Singh also has a go in the nets

Fielding coach Jonty Rhodes and left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha joined the Mumbai Indians team for practice at the Wankhede Stadium today.

Under Rhodes’ watch, the players were seen practicing in batches. Wicketkeeper-batsman Sushant Marathe was one of the first to train on his wicketkeeping. The rest of the players were later given catching, throwing and fielding practice. The South African engaged in discussions with the cricketers regarding techniques to enhance their fielding during the sessions.

Marathe continued to slog it out in the field and kept practicing with other coaches and trainers between sessions with Rhodes. Ojha bowled and later batted for while.

Another wicketkeeper batsman in the Mumbai Indians line-up, Ambati Rayudu was amongst those who took the opportunity to hit the bowlers all over the park. India player RP Singh, who is in his first season with the Mumbai franchise, also had a bowl and a session with the bat – apart from some fielding practice.

Although some of their stars are yet to join the team, the Mumbai Indians have already shown their eagerness in their training sessions to make a run for the league trophy in IPL 2012.

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