India vs Australia: Speaking in a video on Youtube, Ashwin revealed what went down in the middle and questioned Australia's tactics on the day. Rhodes is referring to another breathtaking fielding effort by Kings XI. Fast bowlers also don’t fall away while bowling, they maintain the same line.”. IPL 2020: Jonty Rhodes to take over as Sweden’s head cricket coach post IPL. Kings XI Punjab’s fielding coach Jonty Rhodes feels it’s important for the team’s senior players such as Mohammed Shami to set an example for … South Africa went on to win the series 1–0 by winning the second match and drawing the third.[5]. When Rhodes did it, he rendered vast arcs of the field into no-go zones. He flicked the ball up, and Neesham, tracking Maxwell, completed the catch. During his career he also played club cricket for the University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg and first-class cricket for Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, KwaZulu-Natal, Natal and the Dolphins. In September 2020, Rhodes signed a contract with the Swedish Cricket Federation, ahead of moving to Sweden on a permanent basis. The other thing Rhodes demands from his fielders is footwork. Playing against Mumbai, Maxwell had run full tilt with his back to a ball skied towards the boundary by Rohit Sharma. Bengaluru: Former South African batsman Jonty Rhodes has been appointed as the head coach of Sweden national team. 'My aim is to train the coaches, and not just the players,' says Kings XI Punjab's fielding coach Jonty Rhodes ahead of IPL 2020. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. Nicholas Pooran is flying. Kings XI Punjab fielding coach Jonty Rhodes has lauded the team's two openers, Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul, for their phenomenal performances in IPL 2020. Airborne, he is across the border, but his eyes are on the ball, his hand has shot up and the ball is now snug in the safety of his closed palm; his body is twisting in the air like a corkscrew. Speaking on Star Sports, Gambhir said that KKR should have allowed Kuldeep to go elsewhere in case he is not in their plans for the future. “You have to be quick on the ground for the first 5 metres, because that’s when the batter thinks that the ball’s in the gap...but if I can run in a bent over position almost at full speed compared to someone who has to be upright...think of someone running the first 10m of a 100m race...to be able to swoop on the ball at speed from a low and strong position...”. The feet in cricket is something not enough people think about. Copyright © HT Digital Streams Ltd. All rights reserved. The Swedish Cricket Board took to Twitter to announce that it plans to invest in junior cricket, high-performance training and growth of the sport in the country. He was also well known for hitting reverse sweep and has also hit the first reverse sweep shot which had gone for a six. Rhodes, with ball in hand, dived full length to break the stumps and effect the run out. A typical drill is to make the players actually walk off the boundary, striding forwards in anticipation of attacking the ball, and then send them backpedalling as quickly as possible with a high ball arcing over them. Rhodes is currently the fielding coach of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in IPL 2020, which begins in the UAE on September 19. ), “In soccer and hockey, I was a centre-forward so I knew when I would come into the scoring zone, the goalkeeper would come out to cut the angle down. This is where, Rhodes said, he has a lot of work to do in India. James Anderson also became the oldest quick to take a five-for in the sub-continent, surpassing New Zealand great Richard Hadlee who achieved the feat at 37 years of age. “We are practising at the ICC Oval (in Dubai) where the boundary rope is right next to the wooden picket fences. So first thing I do, I pull the rope in, so there’s at least 5 metres between the rope and the fence so that players don’t feel like they are gonna hurt themselves. There had been cricketers who were selected to their national sides based on their fielding prowess before Rhodes. He was literally parallel to the ground going away from the boundary...it was incredible, it’s not something I’m taking any credit for. [8] He was the fielding coach for IPL Team Mumbai IndiansOP.now,he is the fielding coach for Kings XI Punjab at 13th season of Indian Premier League. In Kenya's innings, Maurice Odumbe hit the ball in the air toward Rhodes. There has been a clamour to remove Virat Kohli as the captain of the Indian cricket team. India vs Australia: Rishabh Pant was hailed as the hero of India's win at Gabba after scoring an unbeaten 89. South Africa batted first, scoring 211 off 50 overs. My fielding was a combination of the sports that I played. However, his tournament was cut short when he got injured in a match against Kenya. Yes. [11] He will help the players of KXIP to improve their fielding skills for ipl 2020. Elsewhere, Jonty Rhodes took charge of the Kings XI Punjab group during his first session as their fielding coach. “Not just straight lines...because good fielders have to move laterally. [12] Australia batted first, scoring 170, and Rhodes dismissed Craig McDermott via a run out. Jonathan Neil Rhodes (born 27 July 1969) is a South African cricket commentator and former Test and One Day International cricketer. For this, Rhodes stresses on “mobility and agility”. Rhodes made his One Day International début against Australia in South Africa's opening match of the 1992 Cricket World Cup at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 26 February 1992. “I always start with analysing how a player moves,” said Rhodes. Rhodes also represented South Africa at hockey, and was chosen as part of the 1992 Olympic Games squad to go to Barcelona; however, the squad did not qualify to go to the tournament. “I can spot who bowls spin every single time just by looking at them throw,” Rhodes said. “The idea is, generally, mid-on and mid-off are close enough to help each other out,” said Rhodes. Nicholas Pooran, who lit up IPL 13 with a spectacular save against Rajasthan Royals, says he told his Kings XI Punjab fielding coach Jonty Rhodes that he'll emerge as the best fielder in the league. IPL 2020: Widely considered the greatest fielder of all time, Jonty Rhodes is fiercely dedicated in his role as fielding coach of Kings XI Punjab in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League. On 14 November 1993 Rhodes took a world record of five catches, to achieve the most dismissals by a fielder (other than a wicketkeeper) against the West Indies at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. His last Test match was on 6 August 2000 at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo against Sri Lanka. The appointment of Jonty Rhodes as their head coach is a step the federation has taken to achieve … In the dugout, Jonty Rhodes, the greatest fielder cricket has ever seen (argue with that if you want to), stands up and bows to the man. Jonty Rhodes Backs Sourav Ganguly's 'no Cricket' Stance After IPL 2020 Postponement Jonty Rhodes has been appointed as the new fielding coach of the Kings XI Punjab and was supposed to be with the team for IPL 2020. The South African team's medical staff concluded that it would take four to five weeks to heal, effectively ruling Rhodes out of the rest of the tournament. “In fact, when Pooran made that incredible save, Maxwell had come all the way around from mid-on. Then, his eyes are on the ground, calculating the tenths of a second in which he will crash back down, and he drives his hand downwards in a semi-circle to flick the ball back across the boundary. In a video posted by Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the team’s fielding coach Rhodes can be seen taking a couple of stunning catches. Former South Africa international Jonty Rhodes will be moving to Sweden with his family after the IPL to take charge as head coach of the country’s national team, the Swedish Cricket Federation (SCF) has announced. So, in the first week, and especially with these 5 months of lockdown, we were really slow with regards to changing throwing techniques,” said Rhodes. [13] He named his daughter India Jeanne Rhodes. With the score at 135/2 Inzamam, who was at the time on 48, set off for a run but was turned back by Khan. He will help the players of KXIP to improve their fielding skills for ipl 2020. An elite hockey player who represented the South African national team and almost made it to the Olympics, Rhodes channelled his hockey athleticism with great elan into cricket, turning into, in the words of another writer, “a fielding Ninja”. Batting on the last day, Rhodes scored 101 not out and along with Clive Eksteen salvaged a draw. Do I train them for situational awareness? Spinners, or batsmen who also bowl a little spin, not only “fall away” while throwing, they also don’t get their arms back and up. The 51-year-old Rhodes is currently in Dubai for the IPL 2020 as the fielding coach of Kings XI Punjab. Hardik Pandya posted a video on Twitter for his 'Dad' expressing the pang in his heart. Jonty Rhodes, fielding coach of Kings XI Punjab in action during a training session ahead of IPL 2020_Twitter. Or the foot position on the boundary, you need a solid base. Jonty Rhodes strongly believes that the long-standing administrative crisis in South African cricket is responsible for the national team’s inconsistency and acknowledged that “racial inequality” remains a part of the country’s ecosystem. Rhodes made scores of 21 and 54 in the two innings. [1] He played for the South African cricket team between 1992 and 2003. Rhodes scored his first Test century during the first Test of a three match series against Sri Lanka at Moratuwa during the 1993–1994 season. He was appointed as fielding coach for Kings XI Punjab. Further talking about the lucrative tournament, he also mentioned that, it has been a part of calendar since 2008 and will be important financially this year. KXIP are placed at the bottom in the standings with just two points. The 51-year-old Rhodes is currently in Dubai for … During practice, he makes players develop their peripheral vision and awareness of where the rope is at all times. Rhodes is making a return to the IPL after having spent two seasons away post his stint with the Mumbai Indians. [2] He is regarded as one of the greatest fielders of all time and was the first South African cricketer to take 100 ODI catches. The couple has split up since. Jonty Rhodes‘ attitude and athleticism on the field has left a long-lasting legacy on cricket teams across the world since he retired in 2003. Rhodes said that since most top order batters in India also bowl a little bit of spin, their natural tendency is to pivot away - like they do while bowling - in the follow-up to the throw. [7] The Kenyan cricket team announced that Rhodes had been hired as the team's assistant coach and will serve them until the 2011 Cricket World Cup; he will assist Kenya with fielding and batting[9]. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, cricketers have to adhere to strict procedures for an international series. “You get a lot of young Indian fast bowlers, especially those who are quite tall and gangly but have not yet grown into their bodies, and one thing you need to do with them is to increase the tempo of their foot-speed,” he said. I took that idea to the cricket field, and I would defend an area like a goalkeeper would.”. “Playing soccer, playing tennis...you’ve got to return a serve on your forehand or your backhand...as a fielder it allowed me to move left or right as if I was returning serve. In this spectacular collaboration, was the IPL in a nutshell: An Australian and a Kiwi combining to take a catch off the bowling of Mohammed Shami. “Nicky dives around, he’s a wicketkeeper, so there’s that ability and that agility. He said he excited with his new role. Pakistan's innings was reduced to 36 overs because of rain interruptions, with the target revised from 212 to 194 runs. Also Read | ‘Never happened to me in the history of my career,’ Glenn Maxwell opens up on his inconsistent run in IPL. India had their entire frontline attack wiped out before the Brisbane decider, but the injury-ravaged tourists still pulled off an epic 2-1 series victory in Australia after a lion-hearted effort by their replacement bowlers. Smarting from their 2-0 whitewash in New Zealand, Pakistan have included nine uncapped players in their 20-member squad for the matches in Karachi and Rawalpindi. Rhodes will move to Stockholm, Sweden in November after the IPL. Shefali Bindiya - September 10, 2020. “For example, you don’t have to be the fastest over 50 metres,” he said. In countries like Pakistan, international games are being played in empty stadiums and players' movement confined to just their hotel and stadiums. Hockey fitness was the ability to run with the ball at the end of the stick in a bent over position (remember that run-out from the 1992 World Cup? “You ask the guys not to just backpedal towards the rope. Fitness training for cricket now looks a lot like training for football or hockey - lots of plyometrics, sprinting, and rope-ladder drills. Rhodes announced that he planned to retire from One-Day International cricket after the 2003 Cricket World Cup in South Africa. ANI /Dubai Filed on October 22, 2020 Jonty Rhodes' hard work is paying off.— Twitter. 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The pair have put on 93 for the third wicket at a rate of more than four runs per over to dig the tourists out of some early strife. “Crawley & Sibley need to go find the email that Dravid sent me about playing spin. He lands. In April 2013 South African Tourism appointed Rhodes as their brand ambassador for India. Sri Lanka went on to win the match by six wickets. Even though he is the most successful captain in India’s Test cricket history, some fans have sought to change his leadership role. Rhodes was withdrawn from the squad and replaced by Graeme Smith. IPL 2020: Rahul is currently the Orange Cap holder in the series with 540 runs in 10 matches, while Mayank is at the third position in the list with 398 runs at a strike rate of over 150. Rhodes announced in September that he would be taking up the assignment of being the national cricket coach of Sweden after conclusion of IPL 2020. His ethos that ensured he never failed to dive full length to save a boundary at backward point is transferable to coaching, business and life. Dubai, October 22: The quality of fielding in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League has been brilliant. It’s to do with a strong body alignment when throwing the ball. Behind the spectacle, there is plenty of planning and practice. The IPL team of which he is a part is not doing well in IPL 2020. Recognition. Trending Desk. But two performances that stand out are efforts at the boundary from Kings XI Punjab's Nicholas Pooran and Mayank Agarwal. Rhodes announced his retirement from Test match cricket in 2001 in order to allow him to continue playing until the 2003 Cricket World Cup in South Africa. Rhodes is presently working as a fielding coach in the South African national cricket team. “It wasn’t just hockey for me,” said Rhodes. A report prepared by Cricinfo in late 2005 showed that since the 1999 Cricket World Cup, he had effected the ninth-highest number of run outs in ODI cricket of any fieldsman, with the third-highest success rate. Actually, in a match, what you are trying to sight from the corner of your eye is the foam triangle of advertising, that’s how you know where the rope is.”. The run out, the subject of a famous photograph by Jim Fenwick, is still considered one of the more spectacular feats of that World Cup and the defining moment of Rhodes' career. Rhodes shot to fame after South Africa's fifth game of the World Cup, against Pakistan on 8 March 1992 at the Brisbane Cricket Ground. But the skill that he had, the timing that he had, that’s natural ability.”. Whilst being noted for his quick running as a right-handed batsman, he was especially noted for his defensive fielding, particularly catching, ground fielding, and throwing from his most common position of backward point. Jonty Rhodes. Age is just a number and former South African all-rounder Jonty Rhodes, 51, just proved that. It’s where good fielding begins. IPL 2020: Jonty Rhodes, Kings XI Punjab's fielding coach, said he was 'super proud' with the team's fielding effort during their game against Rajasthan Royals in Sharjah on Sunday, Rhodes responded to Sachin Tendulkar's description of Nicholas Pooran stunner. [3] He was also called up for trials to play in the 1996 Olympics but was ruled out by a hamstring injury.[4]. You can have the best hands in the world, the softest hands in the world, but if you can’t get to the ball, you are not gonna catch it.”. IPL 2020: Widely considered the greatest fielder of all time, Jonty Rhodes is fiercely dedicated in his role as fielding coach of Kings XI Punjab in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League. India off-spinner R Ashwin in his YouTube conversation with fielding coach R Sridhar added another chapter to off the field incidents in Australia by revealing that Indian cricketers were not allowed to enter the lift in Sydney if any member of the Australian squad was already inside it. Joe Root scored a breezy, unbeaten 67 and will resume on the third morning with Jonny Bairstow, who has 24. You need to focus on your legs if you will use them to jump, or stop yourself using them as brakes. Here is what he had to say. Nicholas Pooran has made an improbable save. Jonty Rhodes, who currently serves as the fielding coach for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), is set to relocate to Sweden post his IPL 2020 assignment in the UAE. It’s an idea that’s now essential in cricket--attacking the ball. This inspiration came from India’s rich mix of culture, heritage, and tradition. “Do I put them under pressure? Prasen Moudgal FOLLOW. 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