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Fielding Agility and Fitness with Chinmoy Roy

Chinmoy Roy joins Cricket World TV with his latest fielding tips, focusing on improving agility and fitness.

Drill set-up

  • Place one pole at the left side where the drill starts.
  • Two normal stride lengths from the pole place7 cones in an order that when 6 small

              Sticks are placed on top of them it appears like English “L” and then a reverse “L” as it   progresses.

  • In the same order and shape another set of 7 cones and 6 sticks are placed right opposite at the right hand side.
  • Another pole is placed about 5 metre from the left side pole which is named as centre point.
  • The distance from centre point pole to bang opposite where the coach stands at another pole is 20 metres. This is in straight line.
  • A cone is placed at 10 metres from the coach’s pole.
  • A few cricket balls are with the coach.

Technical Cues

  • While shuffling over the hurdle made of sticks ensure soft landing on the ball of the feet.
  • The softer one lands the less the ground contact time. More agile one gets
  • A good balance and transfer of body position can be achieved by right alignment at the hip and shoulder. Do not drop the head forward to avoid falling over.
  • The Drill combines a forward quick feet and backward quick feet. So it educates quickness on two different planes.

Reps and sets

  • Rest 30 seconds after one rep
  • Do 6 reps in one set
  • Rest for 5 minutes after one set
  • Do 2-3 sets 
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