Ever since Steve Rixon parted ways with the Pakistan team, their fielding standards have drastically gone down. During the recent match against South Africa, seven catches were dropped in an innings which took Pakistan on the top of the charts of most catches dropped in the World Cup so far.
The Green Shirts have the highest percentage of dropped catches (35%), having dropped 14 catches out of 40 opportunities. Then comes home side England, who have dropped 10 catches out 42. India has the least percentage of dropping catches (6.25%) in the mega event after they missed only 1 catch in 15 attempts.
Pakistan captain, Sarfaraz Ahmed is fully aware of Pakistan’s horrendous fielding and has vowed to not to repeat such mistakes in the upcoming matches as they will look on to improve their fielding.
“Fielding has been a worry. We have to lift it tremendously. We dropped too many catches against South Africa, some straightforward and some half-chances. So, over the next few days, we are going to intensify our extra drills and try to improve our ground and aerial fielding,” Sarfaraz said.