I’m still the best fielder in Pakistan: Anwar Ali

Pacer was disappointed to see the Men in Green’s fielding efforts during the 2019 World Cup

I’m still the best fielder in Pakistan: Anwar Ali PHOTO COURTESY: Associated Press

Pakistan pacer Anwar Ali has claimed that he is still the best fielder in Pakistan, despite last playing an international match for the Men in Green in March 2016.

According to details, Ali, who has featured in 22 one-day internationals (ODIs) and 16 Twenty20 international (T20I) matches, believes that a player can only improve his fielding by taking adequate interest.

“I still consider myself as the best fielder in Pakistan,” said Ali in an interview published by Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Quetta Gladiators. “Fielding is something which can only improve with interest and this is precisely the reason why I’m good at it.”

The sub-continent side has grassed 14 catches in total which is the most by any team during the ogoing 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup. Six catches were dropped in the encounter against South Africa alone, on Sunday.

He added that fielding could be the decisive factor in Pakistan’s next 2019 World Cup match against New Zealand.

“Pakistan is at par with New Zealand as far as batting and bowling is concerned but there is a significant gap in the fielding standards of both sides.”

He also advised players on what steps they should take inorder to improve their fielding.

“Players don’t plan in the same manner about their fielding practice as compared to batting and bowling,” he said. “If you plan to bat an hour in the nets, as a batsman, or decide to bowl eight overs if you are a bowler, then it is only fair that you also plan on taking 100 catches to fine tune your fielding skills.”