Team India will have to keep its catching perfect in the final.Image Credit source: Virat Kohli Twitter
New Delhi: in a few days at the Oval ground in London India And the final of the World Test Championship will be played between Australia and Australia. The Indian team will play the final of this tournament for the second time in a row. Last time Team India had to face defeat against New Zealand. In that match, Cheteshwar Pujara dropped a catch on the last day, which was one of the reasons for the defeat. This time, so that such a mistake does not happen, Indian players are engaged in correcting themselves on this front.
After the end of the IPL 2023 season, all the players of Team India have reached England for the World Test Championship and have started preparing for the final. BCCI is also posting videos of Indian team’s practice on its social media account.
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Team India engaged in catching practice
One such video has also been posted of Team India’s fielding, in which players are practicing catching. Under the supervision of fielding coach T Dileep, all the Indian players practiced catching. Special attention was paid to deep midwicket, deep square leg and then mid on mid off.
Energy levels high
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 2, 2023
After this, emphasis was also laid on slip fielding, which is the most challenging task in terms of fielding in England. When catches are taken with the edge of the bat in front of swinging balls, due to swing many times the slip fielders are not able to judge the catch properly and the ball drops.
— BCCI (@BCCI) May 26, 2023
The title was slipped in 2021
However, due to the flop show of the Indian team’s batting against New Zealand in the 2021 final, the title slipped out of hand. Still, whatever little hope was left, it was destroyed by Cheteshwar Pujara’s mistake. Pujara dropped the catch of England batsman Ross Taylor in the slip itself. At that time New Zealand needed only 55 runs. That catch could have put some pressure on New Zealand, but then that opportunity was lost.
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