Our fielders need to be as good as Jonty Rhodes, says India captain Shailendra Singh ahead of Over 50s World Cup
India will be facing South Africa in the third match of the tournament.
Updated - Feb 10, 2020 2:03 pm
Just over a month away from the second edition of the Over 50’s Cricket World Cup in South Africa, the Indian contingent is all charged and gearing to face some tough teams ahead.
Team India is participating in this tournament for the first time and placed in Pool B with England, Pakistan, South Africa, Namibia and Wales. India will be facing South Africa in the third match of the tournament. One of the world’s most dangerous fielders Jonty Rhodes has been selected and will be in the playing 11 for South Africa.
About facing the South African squad the Captain of the Over 50’s Cricket World Cup Shailendra Singh says, “South Africa is such a good team and playing against them will be a challenge, especially with Jonty Rhodes in the squad. We as a team need to field as well as Jonty to win matches in this tournament. Our team is working hard and giving it everything we can.”
Skipper Shailendra Singh stresses on the fielding aspect
Shailendra Singh believes in the old adage that catches win matches and will be making sure that his team does not miss any, especially when pitted against Jonty Rhodes, who has rarely missed one.
The Over 50’s Cricket World Cup will be held in South Africa from March 11-24 and played on top grounds around Cape Town and Stellenbosch. The final will be held at the famous Newlands Cricket Ground. This is the second edition of the World Cup and Australia are the defending champions.
India will be playing five games against the other teams in Pool B. The first, on March 11, will be against England. The second on March 13, which will probably be the most interesting of them all, will be against Pakistan. The next two matches will be against Wales and Namibia respectively.
India squad for Over 50s World Cup: Team Captain Shailendra Singh, Iqbal Khan, Mayank Khandwala, Parak Ananta, Tushar Jhaveri, Ashwani Arora, Preetinder Singh, Aadil Chagla, P G Sunder, Pradeep Patel, Verinder Bhoombla, Thomas George, Sanjay Beri, Deepak Chadha, Dilip Chavan and Srikanth Satya. Ajoy Roy is the team coach.