Ravi Shastri Reckons India Needs To Work Hard On Their Ground Fielding
By CricShots - Oct 13, 2022 9:25 am
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Former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri reckoned that the Men in Blue need to work hard on their fielding ahead of their campaign in the T20 World Cup 2022 on Australian soil. Shastri, who left the Indian team after the T20 World Cup last year, said that the men in blue need to raise their standard as high as that of Australia, England, and South Africa. As per Shastri, saving runs in the outfield will help India, captained by Rohit Sharma, in the batting department.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma led the Indian team

As per the quotes in India today, Ravi Shastri said, “One area that India will have to pick up and start right from the beginning is fielding. They need to work hard and get their ‘A’ game on the field when they step out against Pakistan. Those 15-20 runs that you save can make all the difference because, otherwise, every time you get out to bat, you need to get 15-20 runs extra.”

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He further added, “For sides like Australia, England, South Africa they field like crazy. Look at what Sri Lanka did in the Asia Cup with fielding. They won a tight game against Pakistan riding on fielding.”

Ravi Shastri also showered praises on India’s top order, saying that the presence of power hitters like Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya gives breathing space to the batters in the top order.

Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri

The former coach explained, “I have been part of the system for the last six seven years, first as a coach, and now I am watching from the outside, and I think this is as good a line-up as India has ever had in T20 cricket. With Surya (Surya Kumar Yadav) at No 4, Hardik at No 5, and Rishabh Pant or Dinesh Karthik at No 6, it makes a massive difference. It allows the top order to play the way they are playing.”

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India is currently in Perth where they are playing two warm-up matches against Western Australia XI. Thereafter, they will also be facing Australia and New Zealand in two more warm-up games before locking horns with Babar Azam’s Pakistan.