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Old September 4, 2014, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Tigers_eye
My question is:

Why can't we have 15-20 fielders with Tamim and Co. batting in practice on a regular field instead of nets surrounding them? Game time situation with a degree of difficulty! That way when they get out in practice sessions these batsmen see what they are doing wrong. In the nets when they play a uppish shot, they think that went for 4 or 6. In reality they would just get out because they can't visualize fielders there to take the catch. There was a time when Ashraful got out, he would say that was a 4 ball. Same attitude on these superstar we have. Confidence level super ceded to arrogance level. "Vettori ordinary bowler."
Because logistically it is not possible. Normally, you will have 3-4 nets and have regular + net bowlers + machine, constantly bowling at batsmen. The batsmen keeps batting like this for 30 mins to an hour. Now imagine playing this in real pitch and the ball will fly everywhere, the fielders needs to get it back, then regroup and next bowler comes in, it will take a lot of time. And the whole process is only possible for one batsmen at a time.

Also, where would you find that many fielders? In 3 nets you can have at least 6 main bowlers and 3 batsmen for an hour. If you make them field then they wont have energy to bat and ball. Net practice isn't the place for uppish shots. It's more about getting into the line of the ball and then blocking, nudging or driving it.

So there is no substitute for net practice. For real match scenarios, coaches arrange practice matches and divide squad into red/green teams. That's why competitive domestic matches and BPL (as tiger444 mentioned) is very crucial.
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