Fielding concerns cost seniors dear

Updated: 25 January 2008 13:20 IST

While reaction to Ganguly being dropped from the ODI team has been extreme, it has become clear that it was the fielding lapses that cost dada dear.

Fielding concerns cost seniors dear

Melbourne:

While reaction to Sourav Ganguly being dropped from the ODI team has been extreme in Kolkata, it has become clear that it was the fielding lapses that cost the comeback master dearly.

But Robin Singh, India's fielding coach seems to back the selectors on this unpopular move. He says younger players ensure better fielding.

The Perth Test celebrations came to a grinding halt for Sourav Ganguly when he was informed of his rather unceremonious dropping for the one-day series.

It is fielding slip ups that have apparently cost dada his place on the side, and a crucial question being asked is, will this latest move from the selectors affect the team as they prepare for the Adelaide Test.

However, Lalchand Rajput, Assistant Manager of Indian Team justified dropping of Ganguly and Dravid saying that team is professional.

The Fielding Coach of Team India emphasized that juniors need to work on fielding.

While word on the street is that Sourav Ganguly is dropped at the behest of Mahinder Singh Dhoni, it is hard to argue with the ODI captain's view, after all, it was high quality fielding that was key to India's success at the T20 world cup.

And looking ahead to the ODI series, If India want a repeat of the Perth Upset, then youth over experience is undoubtedly the way to go.

Topics : Cricket India
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