Wayne Madsen told DerbyshireTV he is relishing the return to training with Derbyshire as the squad continue a busy winter of strength and conditioning in preparation for the 2018 season.
The top-order batsman hit over 1,000 runs in 2017, including a Club-record 516 in the T20 Blast en route to being awarded the PCA Most Valuable Player for the competition.
He has now rejoined his teammates after the winter break and is relishing a new training schedule designed to get the team in the best possible shape heading into the 2018 season.
He said: “It’s great being back in training. We’ve been put through our paces by Jonty [Norris] the S&C Coach, but it’s been good to be back around the guys and get that team building aspect back.
“Things are fitness orientated at the moment to make sure we get our bodies robust for the season. Some aspects of cricket skill might come out closer to Christmas but that starts more in January.”
He added: “It’s a slight change to how it’s been structured and this is all for the best to get us ready for the new season. We want to build on what we achieved last year and make sure that we’re improving as a team.”
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