Fielding expert Trevor Chappell hails India's alacrity

Jun 18, 2013, 01:31 IST | A Correspondent

Trevor Chappell, who was Sri Lanka's fielding coach in 1999 and one whom the late Raj Singh Dungarpur wanted to recruit for the Indian team, is impressed by India's fielding standards at the ICC Champions Trophy.

At the end of India vs Pakistan duel on Saturday at Edgbaston, Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that he thought his side was the best fielding outfit in the world.

Trevor Chappell
Trevor Chappell

Trevor (60), the youngest brother of Ian and Greg, told MiD DAY from Singapore where he is doing a coaching stint: “I was impressed with the catching and general enthusiasm with the ground fielding — great fielding and throw at the stumps towards the end of the (Pakistan) innings.”

Trevor attributed the lift in fielding standards to skipper Dhoni’s approach. He said: “Dhoni’s preparedness to go on the attack also plays its part. They are obviously confident with all aspects of their game at the moment.

As Ian mentions (in the senior Chappell’s SUNDAY MiD DAY column) the resurgence of the batting has been amazing.” 

Virat Kohli
India’s Virat Kohli takes a catch to dismiss Pakistan’s Kamran Akmal at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Saturday. PIC/AFP

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