5 astonishing fielding techniques gifted by modern cricket

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Fielding Techniques: Around two decades ago, there were only few cricketers who could be identified just on the basis of their fielding skills. Nowadays fielding has been given considerable importance by both captains and coaches with the introduction of a number of skilled and committed fielders, and the effect that it makes in limited overs. As the game has modified into more a swifter and well organized version, it is crucial for each player to slide, dive and jump to save runs, and convert half chances into dismissals.

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Over the past two decades, many improvisations have been made to current methods of fielding to cut down on time and make the efforts more effective. Here are five of them:

#1 Boundary Catching

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Nowadays even mis-hits travel all the way over the fence due to small boundaries and broad bats. Therefore, those positioned at the boundaries have become more attentive to save anything and everything that comes their way.

In this way a new form of catching has come into play, where the fielder first jumps and throws the ball up, goes past the ropes, and comes back in play, just in time to retrieve the ball and complete the catch.

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These days combined efforts are becoming more popular these days, with fielders now spreading the idea to execute relay catching on the ropes. When a huge shot is about to cross the boundary, one of the fielders jump timely to hold the ball and parry it back, while in mid-air, towards the secondary fielder, who backs up and completes the catch while being inside the boundary.

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