Unsung World Cup hero Upul Chandana lays emphasis on fielding

World Cup winning all-rounder Upul Chandana, one of the finest fielders Sri Lanka ever produced, underscored the importance of sharpening the skills of national cricketers on the field to lift the fortunes of the team at international level firmly believing in the adage ‘catches win matches’.

“I believe fielding is the most important aspect in cricket,” said Chandana who was appointed as the fielding coach of the Sri Lanka Emerging cricket team recently.

“The responsibility of a fielding coach is to guide and nurture the players until they learn the key techniques of fielding”.

“A fielding coach has to look after everybody in the team including the reserve players. There are two types of fielders. The ones who have the natural talent and those who need more guidance and practice to achieve the required standard,”said the former fielding coach of the Sri Lanka Under-19 team…

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