R Sridhar concedes downward curve in Indian fielding, points out lack of practice
By: PTI | Auckland |

Published: February 7, 2020 11:14:49 am


R Sridhar. (Source: Twitter)

India’s fielding hasn’t been significantly good in the continued sequence towards New Zealand, coach R Sridhar stated on Friday however refused responsible tight schedules for the “downward curve” regardless of conceding that hectic travelling is affecting the aspect’s practice plans.

Sridhar stated India’s fielding has at finest common in the final 4 months. He stated fatigue might be a contributing issue to losses throughout this time interval, together with the one in the primary ODI towards New Zealand at Hamilton on Wednesday.

“…the West Indies series at home was somewhere we really dropped. We were average, to say the least. But definitely we have not lived to the standards as we did in the World Cup or even in the build-up to the World Cup in the last couple years,” stated Sridhar on the eve of the second ODI right here.

Sridhar stated they’ve accounted for the downturn in fielding normal by a grading system aware of the assist workers. He stated the group administration retains a pointy eye on the workloads and practice schedules of all gamers.

“We keep reminding the players about attention to basic detail…In a T20 game, each fielder has to be his own captain. He need not wait for the captain to move him or the bowler to move him in a certain direction or to a certain position,” he stated.

“We attempt to inform them to assume forward of the sport, you as a fielder captain your self, see which method the breeze is, which method the batsman’s tendencies to hit are, what’s the bowler’s plan and place accordingly.

“So we empower the fielders so that they can become their own captain and they can take decisions on their own because the captain has got too much on his plate at certain times. That’s what we speak about,” he added.

India’s fielding regime has been impacted by the fixed travelling on this tour. There was just one full session earlier than the T20 International sequence whereas the opposite three classes have all been optionally available.

“That’s the nature of the current schedule, we have to take it. We have to play around it but we hardly had a session during the entire T20 schedule. There is not much we can put in in terms of technical work on the ground…,” he pointed out.

“Apart from that, we do have a look at the videos and see what led to an error. It need not always be a technical error every time there is a fumble or a dropped catch. We need to know whether it could be a tactical position error or the mind not being in the right place, so many things that can lead to it,” he defined.

“It is a tight schedule but it is not a complaint and it is not an excuse at all. We need to be better.”

Speaking about workload administration, Sridhar stated the present health ranges of the gamers are so good that they’re able to adapt fairly shortly.

“We do monitor their workloads. We will be lying to ourselves if we say no, they are fresh as a daisy every time they go on to the park. They are not, because they are travelling and playing games,” he stated.

“But the current fitness levels of this team is really good, so that in turn helps to recover from the workload and fatigue quickly and be fit on the park. But we do keep that in mind but I don’t blame fatigue for the down curve,” he added.

Talking concerning the poor moments in the primary ODI, the coach stated, “Overthrows, I imply, you might be speaking about Manish (Pandey) — he took an opportunity. He needed to do it, and we would have liked a wicket at the moment.

“You can bargain four runs for a wicket and it was the best player who was there at that time. These things happen, you can’t look too deep into that.”

But Sridhar minced no phrases in his criticism of Kuldeep Yadav’s dropped catch of centurion Ross Taylor.

“…that catch ought to have been taken. Probably it was after his first over, possibly he was occupied with his earlier over, might be something. It couldn’t be a technical side in any respect.

“We are trying to get better but we were average. There is no doubt about that. We can get better,” he stated.

Sridhar stated gamers will likely be spoken with to determine out the issue areas.

“There are a lot of things we need to address. We will actually have dialogues with the player and see what is more important for a player and then go about it in that way,” he stated.

“We do the listening more than the talking. We take the feedback from the players and if there is anything to be added, we surely add our perspective and then the best possible decision is taken to get the best out of the player each time he goes out on the park,” he added.

Despite the downturn in fielding type, there have been moments of particular person brilliance in each match or sequence. Virat Kohli has affected two stupendous run outs, one with an almost blind throw at Wellington (Colin Munro), after which at Hamilton (Henry Nicholls).

“The kind of intensity he brings on to the field, I always say to the younger boys who come, he is a ready-made template for you to copy. Watch him, see what he does,” Sridhar stated.

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