Indian Premier League: Jonty Rhodes impressed by outstanding fielding efforts

Jonty Rhodes believes fielding standards in the sub-continent - and specifically in India, have improved drastically. The Mumbai Indians' fielding coach says he is excited by the prospects of domestic players shining in the field during the Indian Premier League.

updated: April 15, 2014 12:29 IST
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Dubai: There was a time when he felt that Indians were just not comfortable diving to stop a ball but South Africa's yesteryears' fielder-par-excellence, Jonty Rhodes, says the current Team India is full off "brilliant" fielders who have taken their standard to a new level.

Rhodes, who is the fielding coach of reigning Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians, said his opinion of Indian fielders not being up to it has changed. (Indian Premier League preview: An in-depth look at the teams)

"You see the current Indian team and it is full of brilliant fielders, not afraid to dive around. The Sri Lankans have always been agile fielders but in recent years the Indians and Pakistanis have taken their standard of fielding to a new level," Rhodes told the IPL's official website ahead of the seventh edition of the event starting from Wednesday. (Also read: Dhoni's 'wishy-washy' solution to clean IPL)

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