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The Tao of short leg

Banished to Boothill

Apr 11, 2014: The short leg position has traditionally gone to the junior pro, chosen for being disposable, not necessarily well-qualified

John Westerby

West Indies v India, 2nd Test, St Lucia, 5th day

Dravid lauds team effort on slow pitch

Jun 15, 2006: Rahul Dravid admitted that the close-in catching had been a problem area but reiterated that to get close to winning what was effectively a four-day contest was "creditable"

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan in St Lucia

India v England, 3rd Test, Mumbai

Will India go for five specialist bowlers again?

Mar 16, 2006: One up with one to go, against a team crocked before the series began, and further hit by Steve Harmison's shin splints today - the picture looks rosy for India

S Rajesh in Mumbai

The art of close-in fielding

Eyes, hands, guts

Oct 10, 2003: Akash Chopra, who did a brilliant job at forward short leg in India's first Tests against New Zealand at Ahmedababd, must have read the article below when it first appeared in the May 2002 issue of Wisden Asia Cricket

Yajurvindra Singh
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