‘The wicket-keeper is the most important fielder’ – Sri Lanka fielding coach McDermott

Sri Lanka’s new Fielding Coach Shane McDermott, who played for the Tasmania Institute of Sports Team as a wicket-keeper believes that he would be able to play a major role in improving the standard of Sri Lankan fielding.

“I believe that the wicket-keeper is the most important fielder on the ground and the ability of the keeper usually sets the standard and tone of the team’s fielding performances,” he said.

“In my experience, the wicket-keeper is the player that has the ‘grunt’ to go all day without fuss and drives his team with energy, cleanliness and a presence right throughout in any match of any format.”

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