Jonty Rhodes talks of his Fielder’s Dream 11; picks Ricky Ponting and Suresh Raina in lead roles
Jonty Rhodes lauded Suresh Raina's fielding skills and his knowledge of the Indian condition.
Updated - Apr 1, 2021 7:26 pm
Former South African legend Jonty Rhodes is hailed as the finest fielder to have ever blessed the game of cricket. He changed the course of the game and made sure that fielding is given equal weightage to that of batting and bowling. In the current scenario, all three aspects of the game are seen in equal capacities and Rhodes gave in his genuine efforts to make it happen.
It is also a known fact that Rhodes is known for his love for India and has been associated with IPL too. Currently, he is the fielding coach of Punjab Kings and the team has been producing some magnificent results in the light of fielding. It was only in IPL 2020 when Nicholas Pooran almost defied gravity to take a breathtaking cath. The legend had heaped a lot of praises on him and recently, also talked about his set of 11 dream fielders.
While choosing his fielder’s dream 11, the veteran named Australian great Ricky Ponting as the captain of the team. While moving towards the vice-captain, he chose India’s Suresh Raina who is still an absolutely flawless fielder. While talking about them, the Protea also added that hopefully he also gets to be part of that dream team.
Ponting is a fantastic captain too: Jonty Rhodes
“I would make Ricky Ponting the captain because not only was he a brilliant fielder but a fantastic captain too. And then I would make someone like Suresh Raina the vice-captain because he has spent so much time in Indian conditions. Ricky Ponting, he played a lot in Australia where the fielding conditions were slightly different. For me, Raina is the vice-captain as he would have different inputs and insights. I hope I am also a part of the Dream 11 but my captain and my vice-captain would be Ricky Ponting and Suresh Raina,” said Rhodes while answering about his fielder’s dream 11 to timesnownews.com.
While concluding, the 51-year-old added that he is happy with the way PBKS fielded in the last edition of IPL but there is always room for improvement.