England vs India: Shikhar Dhawan shed light on slip fielding improvement

ENG vs IND 2018: Shikhar Dhawan Reveals the Secret Behind India’s Improved Slip Fielding

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Shikhar Dhawan reveals the secret to team's improvement in slip catching. Credit: Getty Images

Team India opener Shikhar Dhawan has shed light on India’s improvement in slip fielding in the third Test against England at Trent Bridge.

Meanwhile, India struggled due to poor slip fielding in the first two Tests. As a result, they lost the opening two Tests at Edgbaston and Lord’s. However, they bounced back in style at Trent Bridge beating England by 203 runs to keep the series alive. ayesha mukherjee first husband

Time and again India have struggled due to their poor slip fielding on their overseas tours. However, they put up an improved show in the third Test with grabbing everything that came their way. KL Rahul was outstanding plucking seven catches at the second slip.

ENG vs IND 2018: Shikhar Dhawan Reveals the Secret Behind India's Improved Slip Fielding 1
Shikhar Dhawan. Credit: Getty Images


Shikhar Dhawan reveals the secret

Team India good fielding session on Monday ahead of the fourth Test at the Ageas Bowl. Dhawan took to Twitter to reveal the secret of their improvement at Trent Bridge. Fielding coach R Sridhar brought an innovative change to improve the reaction time of the Indian slip fielders.

The drill consists of an opaque board placed between the players and Sridhar. The board was placed a little above the ground to have enough space for a ball to slide in. The coach kept throwing the balls through the space from one end with the fielders catching on the other. The board allows no eye contact with the hands as a result of which the players have to judge the trajectory on their own and keep focus.

Shikhar Dhawan suggested keeping low and having soft hands as the key for slip catching.

Had a good slip catch practice session with an innovate drill setup by @coach_rsridhar to improve reaction time. Pro-tip to everyone watching this video: Stay low and keep soft hands to not miss those tough slip catches. #teamindia #practice #catcheswinmatches,” the post read.


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