Paddy Upton joins India support staff as mental conditioning coach

Paddy Upton has joined India’s support staff in the West Indies as the mental conditioning coach in the lead up to the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year. The 53-year-old, who was part of India’s 2011 World Cup win under Gary Kirsten in a similar capacity, has already linked up with the side ahead of the the five-match T20I series against the two-time world champions.

Indian head coach Rahul Dravid and Paddy Upton have worked in tandem in early 2010s during the latter’s playing career and subsequently at the Rajasthan and Delhi franchises in the Indian Premier League.