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Australian cricketers train with Stephanie Rice

A video of the Australian cricketers training under the  Olympic champion swimmer Stephanie Rice in their training camp.

Meanwhile, it has been reported that as part of its drive to keep Australia the No 1 Test nation, Cricket Australia (CA) is reportedly importing special pitch soil from India, which would be installed at the recently completed, state of the art National Cricket Centre in Brisbane.

Australia, who suffered a 4-0 humiliation in India last year, has reportedly focused its efforts to improve performances against spin and with their next Test series in against Pakistan in the spin-friendly United Arab Emirates (UAE) this October, the nation has been importing Indian soil for their pitches.

According to news.com.au, although the imported Indian turf would not be ready for the Australians to practice on ahead of that tour, it would be in place ahead of Test tours of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India over the next three years.

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