Making Australia the world’s best fielding nation

Improvement arrives with focus and clarity from the top. Encouraging to read of the intent by Cricket Australia “there’s a plan to make Australia the best fielding nation in world cricket, and it’s already in effect.”

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Great catch

The philosophy and logic is sound and promising. Kudos for shining a spotlight on this skill.

“We all acknowledge that fielding can change a game.”

Apart from all the coaching, mentoring, guidance and instructions to be imparted, to make the strategy a proper reality a sense of measurement is essential.

Neil Buszard, a deeply respected coach, has long championed the desire to bring a form of measurement into reality to uncover a “fielding average” and “impact ratings”. Bringing some simple elements of  fielding analysis to the surface will help the knowledge in:

  1. Properly assess player performance
  2. Understand the impact of fielding
  3. Allow the coach to properly focus on development of fielding skills
  4. Create ability for players to compete between themselves
  5. Build confidence in player from skill improvements

About Andrew Walton

Cricket exposure as a player, coach, fan, observer, analyst & tragic! Coached at Melbourne Cricket Club, Prahran Cricket Club. Premiership player and coach at South Yarra Cricket Club ~ Home of The Vincibles! Academy coach at Karnataka Institute of Cricket, Bangalore.
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