Through this World Cup, the behind-the-scenes movies of the fielding awards initiated inside the Indian dressing room, has been a topic of widespread curiosity. India’s fielding coach T. Dilip, the architect of this motion, spoke in regards to the rationale behind these awards in the course of the course of the post-match press convention on the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium right here on Sunday.
Shortly after India defeated the Netherlands by 160 runs within the World Cup sport, Dilip addressed the media. While he provided a guarded ‘wait and watch’ reply when requested about who’s the most recent winner of the fielding medal, he was extra elaborate about different elements linked to fielding and the staff. “We have won nine matches and we have the momentum. We defeated New Zealand at Dharamshala and we take that as a positive and as for the semifinal, we will deal with it on game-day,” he mentioned.
What in regards to the awards and the concept behind this idea? “Basically it is about judging attitude, yes there are statistics for catches taken but we look at the overall contribution. An innings has 300 balls, how do you handle them on the field. This is not just about one brilliant catch, it is about the overall effort. We have been doing this for a while, at least for the last four months, but only now it has gone on social media, and people have noticed it and it is heartening,” Dilip mentioned.
There stays a lingering fear about Mohammed Siraj, maybe the weakest fielder within the unit, however the coach was fast to defend the speedster: “The bowlers are committed to fielding and they work hard. There is nothing specifically wrong with Siraj, he has put his body on the line often while fielding, shown good attitude and he will get better.”