We cannot improve our fielding: Dhoni

Sunday, February 27, 2011

BANGALORE - After the dramatic World Cup tie against England, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni admitted the team cannot improve its fielding, but can certainly do a lot in the bowling department.

“We cannot improve the fielding. There are some slow fielders. We have got the talent to improve the bowling,” Dhoni said at the post-match press conference when asked whether the team need to improve on the weaker bowling and fielding departments.

India were again found wanting in bowling and fielding, dropping some catches on way, as they allowed England to reach 338 runs and tie the match.

Sachin Tendulkar smased 120, before England, led by captain Andrew Stauss’ magnificient 158, produced a stellar show.

“The way Strauss and Ian Bell wre playing, England would have wrapped the match with two three overs remaining. I am definitely happy with a tie,” said Dhoni.

“(Tim) Bresnan had a good game. The lower order of England made a good contribution. When they were two wickets down, the way they were going the bowlers were finding it very tough. Zak (Zaheer) changed it around for us. He is a different bowler if you try and come at him it’s very difficult. He comes up with brilliant spells in the ODI format.

“The wicket was easier and flat to bat in the second innings. But 338 was not enough for us to defend. It is not possible to score 350-360 everytime. We had a different bowling attack in the last match.”

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