Kiwis focused on better fielding performance

Last Updated: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 09:07 hrs

New Zealand all-rounder Nathan McCullum has said the team is focusing hard on maintaining high fielding standards during the remaining games in the Twenty20 World Cup, and added that they are keen to show to the world why they are considered as one of the best fielding units in the world.

The Kiwis have been criticised so far in the tournament for their lax fielding during the group stage matches and are keen to make a mark during their first match of the Super Eight stage against host Sri Lanka on Thursday in Kandy.

Two catches went down, as was the case in their first match of the tournament against Bangladesh, and there was just untidiness about everything, but McCullum is adamant about the team's fielding standards still being very high.

"Fielding's very under-rated in Twenty20 cricket, and I think, you can swing a game by 15 or 20 runs your own way, if you field well, outfield the opposition and take a couple of magic chances. That's something we're definitely going to be focused on," quoted McCullum, as saying.

"We pride ourselves on being a good fielding unit and, I'm hopeful that we can go out and express ourselves again in a couple of days' time and show why we're touted as one of the No. 1 fielding sides in the world," he added.

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