November 27, 2012


Fielding close-in not easy

Close-in fielders Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane got hit several times in Mumbai due to the force of batsmen's shots. India's fielding coach Trevor Penny shares with the fielders' strong mindset required to survive in those positions.

The guys who field there have a different mindset from the others. Some guys won't go there and will always say, 'I'll go to fine-leg". Those who have the right mindset to stand in those positions are the ones you work on. That means that as a coach you don't have to work too much on the mental aspect with them. When you get hit, you've got to get back straight on the hook and be prepared to take another blow. That's the tough part of fielding there.

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