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    Pakistan seek Jonty Rhodes as fielding coach

    Pakistan's cricket management wants to appoint South African star Jonty Rhodes as fielding coach, a top cricket board official has said.

    "We will approach Rhodes either in Sharjah or Sri Lanka and offer him the job of fielding coach," chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Tauqir Zia said.

    Pakistan are embarking on four months of non-stop cricket during which the team will face South Africa in two triangular competitions, the first in Sharjah and the second in Sri Lanka.

    Rhodes is not with the South African cricket team currently touring India. But his absence doesn't affect his reputation as one of the finest fielders in the game today.

    "We want him to teach our players how to improve fielding. Besides, we would also like him to tell our players the secret to his top class fitness," Zia said on Monday.

    Pakistan dropped four catches, including two very crucial ones, in Rawalpindi where they lost the first of a three-test series against Sri Lanka last week.

    Pakistan were 88 for two at the close of the first day of the rain-hit second test on Sunday.

    Zia said Rhodes would be asked to come to Pakistan directly from Sri Lanka for at least two months.

    "After July 13, there are no assignments of the South Africa team. So I believe he can afford to spare some time for us."

    Pakistan on Sunday reappointed former captain Javed Miandad as team coach and retained Saeed Anwar as captain until July 13, when Pakistan end their tour.

    Pakistan leave for Sharjah on March 19 to face India and South Africa in a limited overs series.

    After that the team goes to the Caribbean for a triangular one-day tournament with the West Indies and Zimbabwe, followed by three tests against the West Indies.

    Pakistan then travel to Dhaka for the Asia Cup, followed by a trip to Sri Lanka for three tests and a triangular series that also includes South Africa.

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    Not so sure whether this will be a good move.


    #2
    Re: Pakistan seek Jonty Rhodes as fielding coach

    Good Lord, is th......is this from 2000? Holy Macaroni.

    But yes, instead of opening a new thread, I thought we would give this one a shot, especially since Ehsan Bhai has went wicket-less.

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    Fielding coach sought before England tour

    KARACHI: Pakistan cricket authorities are looking to hire a specialist fielding coach ahead of the tour of England this summer.

    "We have had initial discussions with a few people abroad and they have shown interest in this assignment," Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Director Abbas Zaidi told on Friday.

    Former South African player Jonty Rhodes was among those, the board was looking at for the position, he said.

    "We have to decide on the time period when we want the fielding coach and then confirm dates to those we have spoken too," he added.

    While Pakistan enjoyed considerable success in Tests and One-day Internationals in the last year, including successive Test series wins over England, India and Sri Lanka, the board is concerned about general fielding standards.

    Former England player Bob Woolmer has coached Pakistan since June 2004 and recently former Test captain Waqar Younis joined as a bowling coach.

    Zaidi said that the board had placed major emphasis on improving fielding standards ahead of the England tour and with an eye on next year’s World Cup. Pakistan plays four Tests and five One-day Internationals in England on a tour starting June 29. Zaidi said Woolmer was being consulted about the appointment of a fielding coach.

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    Quite a few folks here have mentioned that a fielding coach will do our team no good, especially to the likes of Inzamam. But looking at bigger picture, will this produce results for Pakistan? Let me rephrase the question; does it hold the capability to transform the end-result in favor of Pakistan in the long-run? Kaneria and Sami, are you two listening?

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      #3
      Re: Pakistan seek Jonty Rhodes as fielding coach

      We don't need all those coaches, what we need is a "captaincy coach".
      Grizzly bear

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        #4
        Re: Pakistan seek Jonty Rhodes as fielding coach

        The question is, what is the role of Woolmer when we now have the bowling coach, a team manager, and a future potential in fielding coach? Where exactly does Woolmer's "duties" end, in this case?

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          #5
          Re: Pakistan seek Jonty Rhodes as fielding coach

          thats just wasting away money...waqar is gettiing paid about 100k dollars ..they'll pay that much to him too or may be even more
          thori see dhul meri ,dharti ki meray watan ki
          thori see baurai see mast pawan ki,thori see dhondhnay wali dhak dhak saansay,jin mein ho junoon junoon woh boondein laal lahoo ki

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            #6
            Re: Pakistan seek Jonty Rhodes as fielding coach

            Originally posted by desidudecool
            thats just wasting away money...waqar is gettiing paid about 100k dollars ..they'll pay that much to him too or may be even more
            Are they really wasting all that money considering the immense recent success from our bowling perspective which has literally cut-down and reduced the number of extras to no visible margin?

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              #7
              Re: Pakistan seek Jonty Rhodes as fielding coach

              For those lamenting the loss of money by hiring of yet another foreign coach, think of it this way. If this money is not paid to a fielding coach, some leech at PCB will waste this money in embezzlement or ayaashi by tagging along with the team as an official. So may as well, get an expert dude who can spend some quality time with the team.

              Ofcourse dhobi bhai's query is genuine... what is the role of Woolmer? Is he just the batting coach now? Seriously speaking, he is supposed to manage all the other coaching staff, plus come up with game plans along with the captain. And with Inzi at the helm, who is likely the winner of most brainless cricket captain in recent memory, Woolmer's role is all the more critical.

              Jonty Rhodes, eh? Hmmm......
              "Let your friends underestimate your virtues. Let your enemies overestimate your faults." - Godfather.

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                #8
                Re: Pakistan seek Jonty Rhodes as fielding coach

                Originally posted by Faisal

                Ofcourse dhobi bhai's query is genuine... what is the role of Woolmer? Is he just the batting coach now? Seriously speaking, he is supposed to manage all the other coaching staff, plus come up with game plans along with the captain. And with Inzi at the helm, who is likely the winner of most brainless cricket captain in recent memory, Woolmer's role is all the more critical.

                Jonty Rhodes, eh? Hmmm......
                I agree, Woolmer is suppose to manage the other coaching staff. And not only that, Woolmer and Waqar and Woolmer and a fielding coach can complement each other, if they stay together for a longer period of time.
                Woolmer is a qualified coach who has expertise in areas where he can help Waqar to transfer/share knowledge and ideas to young bowlers in an appropriate and better manner.
                Incompetent Clueless Clowns: ICC

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                  #9
                  Re: Pakistan seek Jonty Rhodes as fielding coach

                  Originally posted by Faisal
                  And with Inzi at the helm, who is likely the winner of most brainless cricket captain in recent memory,
                  very unfair
                  Allah humma lakal hamdo walakashukar....

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                    #10
                    Re: Pakistan seek Jonty Rhodes as fielding coach

                    Originally posted by [email protected]
                    very unfair
                    Those on the other side of the fence are eagerly awaiting your answer.

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                      #11
                      Re: Pakistan seek Jonty Rhodes as fielding coach

                      This has both aspects.

                      1) Let them appoint fielding coach so that in the end they have no excuse.
                      2) The money offered to FC will otherwise be used here n there, so is this not better kay aik retired goray ka bhala hojayay ?

                      Inzi is a living legend. The maturity he has shown as a skipper is marvellous, so we should appreciate and pray that he gets better. At the moment no one can replace him neither Younis.
                      Allah humma lakal hamdo walakashukar....

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                        #12
                        Re: Pakistan seek Jonty Rhodes as fielding coach

                        I think its a good move, Pakistan team improved under gora Woolmer so why not try some more of what works? And then Jhonty Rhodes isnt any average fielder, and Pakistan team definately need to have better fielding. Catches win matches.
                        Youth is wasted on the young.

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                          #13
                          Re: Pakistan seek Jonty Rhodes as fielding coach

                          Originally posted by [email protected]
                          Inzi is a living legend. The maturity he has shown as a skipper is marvellous, so we should appreciate and pray that he gets better. At the moment no one can replace him neither Younis.
                          Inzi is a living legend in his batting prowess, and no one takes that away from him.

                          As a captain.. not really. I guess, if you insist on comparing Inzi with Inzi, then yes, he may have "improved" (everyone improves over time). But if you compare him with other captains of other teams in international cricket, I am sorry, but he is no where in the running.

                          Before I start on his negatives, let me lay out the positives (since the world is not black and white). Because he is a batting genius, so he leads the team from front by his never-say-die batting approach. After the fiasco of WC '03, he has pulled the team together,and being the senior-most member of the squad by a long margin, he is definitely the most respected, and by now, probably the most feared person in the team. Our team is the most unified unit right now (Afridi notwithstanding) since a long time. There are no major scandals (drugs, match fixing, infighting etc) that have come to light during his captaincy, on the other hand, he has probably pulled the team much more towards Islam and religion and faith. And thats pretty much where his captaincy plus' end.

                          On the negatives, Inzi does not demonstrate any imagination in the field (either in field placing or bowling changes). His game-to-game team selection choices are many times mind-boggling. His decisions to bat/field after winning the toss are sometimes do not seem properly thought out. Well, everyone makes mistakes (especially on something as basic as reading a pitch) but on Inzi's part his insistance that his wrong decisions were all right decisions are Bush'sque in their stubborness. And lastly but most importantly he doesn't demonstrate any energy in the field, but rather portrays an attitude of complete indifference and boredom in his body language.

                          The issue is not whether anyone can replace him as captain (I disagree also that no one can replace him right now), but whether he is infact a good captain or not.

                          'Enuf?
                          "Let your friends underestimate your virtues. Let your enemies overestimate your faults." - Godfather.

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                            #14
                            Re: Pakistan seek Jonty Rhodes as fielding coach

                            Originally posted by Faisal
                            And lastly but most importantly he doesn't demonstrate any energy in the field, but rather portrays an attitude of complete indifference and boredom in his body language.
                            For this kindly refer to the test match played in Banglore when Pakistan visited India last time. In second innning he showed that he can be aggressive when required and he is not all dump. Its his style.

                            We had Imran, Javed, Wasim, Moin, Rashid, Waqar as captian if we go down from late 80's. Some may say that Imran was respected captain and similarly few others. Gali or danday kay zor par to koee izzat nahi.
                            I dont remember Inzi using abusive language as captian in the field. And I think he show more confidence in his players so that they can deliver.

                            Enuf ?
                            Allah humma lakal hamdo walakashukar....

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                              #15
                              Re: Pakistan seek Jonty Rhodes as fielding coach

                              Originally posted by [email protected]

                              Enuf ?
                              You copycat. It was 'Enuf?
                              Let the professor Faisal come. Teri to wat lag gayee ab.
                              Its 5-0-1 in worldcup.
                              Its good to be world champions again.
                              And we though Aussies were invincible.

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