WATCH: Indian team get a new 'teammate' to improve their slip catching

Team India had put down a lot of catches in slip on their tour to England.

Virat Kohli taking a slip catch | GETTY

Indian cricket team has got a new 'teammate' who is helping them to get better in the slip cordon. Recently, we saw how easy catches were put down in England and the fielders were criticized for not supporting the bowlers.

'Teammate' is a catching machine which helps the fielders in making their reflexes sharp in the slips where catches come with no reaction time.

Speaking about the new acquisition, India's fielding coach R Sridhar said, “I am just setting up the teammate, it’s a catching machine which helps our slip catchers to take a lot of catches, improve their reactions and reflexes. It will also help these players take a lot of catches without wasting a lot of time.”

“We can set the pace in this machine and also set the wobbling and the swing on the ball. This is something which has been useful. We will use it India as it will help us take low catches,” Sridhar added.

Here is the video, shared by BCCI. They wrote, ”Meet Team India’s new “Teammate” Who is India’s new fielding drill assistant? We find out more about this latest gizmo addition to #TeamIndia.”


By Sihyeu Singh - 11 Oct, 2018

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