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Virat & Co. best fielders of the world?

[caption id="attachment_57957" align="aligncenter" width="580"]Kohli & Co. The Indian cricket team to face Sri Lanka in the first Test at the Eden Gardens from November 16. Image Source: twitter[/caption]

Internet Desk: With most of young cricketers in the team, Virat Kohli & Co. has been regarded as one of the best fielding side in modern day cricket. Indian cricket team’s fielding coach R Sridhar feels that the current Indian team can challenge any side, as far as fielding is concerned.

While talking to a leading daily, Sridhar said that the current Indian team is among the best fielding sides in the World and they are improving more day by day.

"As far as ground fielding is concerned we are the best in the world. The IPL is a major contributor as fielding is given more importance. Not only have fitness levels vastly improved but also the awareness around it. Nowadays you can’t hide on the field. If you are playing a game of eight overs then even one small fumble can decide the match," Sridhar was quoted as saying by The Indian Express.

According to Sridhar the fitness levels of the current crops of Indian bowlers have risen a lot and the pacers also train really hard during their training to improve their fielding skills.

"Their fitness levels have gone up and the mindset has changed. On one hand, you have Umesh Yadav, who is an excellent fielder. The kind of improvement Jasprit Bumrah has made over the last 18 months is unbelievable," Sridhar said.

"Mohammad Shami has the best arm in the country and covers ground well. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is one of the fittest players around. Mohammad Siraj is a good athlete and has the potential to be a potent fielder. So we have a good crop of fast bowlers who are good fielders," he added.

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