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    Shameful Fielders

    I just witnessed Monty Panesar put down two catches in the space of about five minutes, it was a truly abysmal display of fielding. It makes me wonder, who do you think of when the words "atrocious" and "fielding" are combined? For me, Darren Sammy always strikes me as completely incompetent in the field (Anyone remember Sehwag's 219?)... anyone spring to mind?

    EDIT: Any funny memories of crucial misfields or comical mistakes?
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    Kamran Khatmal........dropped so many catches as wk and missed so many stumpings
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    Vaughan was fairly poor if I remember right.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    I just witnessed Monty Panesar put down two catches in the space of about five minutes, it was a truly abysmal display of fielding. It makes me wonder, who do you think of when the words "atrocious" and "fielding" are combined? For me, Darren Sammy always strikes me as completely incompetent in the field (Anyone remember Sehwag's 219?)... anyone spring to mind?

    EDIT: Any funny memories of crucial misfields or comical mistakes?
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    I count XI... I think. I saw a statistic that according to cricinfo commentary, Kamran Akmal missed a total of 86 chances (combining dropped catches and missed stumping or run out opportunities) during his international career.

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    It was more the technique of Monty's, rather than the fact he dropped those catches, that was downright disgraceful.

    Come on ****ing learn the basic technique.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    I count XI... I think. I saw a statistic that according to cricinfo commentary, Kamran Akmal missed a total of 86 chances (combining dropped catches and missed stumping or run out opportunities) during his international career.
    now that is bloody disgraceful

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    Agreed that Michael Vaughan was pretty poor... put down sitters with alarming regularity.

    I remember good old Monty dropping an Indian batsman a few years ago in the most hilarious way... ball went miles in the air, and Monty completely missed it in the sun and ended up trying to protect himself from the ball, which landed a good 2-3 feet away... nearly pissed myself laughing at that.
    Even more hilarious was that just a few balls later he redeemed himself by catching an almost identical chance

    A video of that Monty incident would be gold

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    Kaneria was downright comical.

    This still gives me a good laugh everytime i see it : Kaneria Is The Best Fielder In The World - YouTube

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    Nuwan Zoysa.

    EDIT: Bit of a late edit but thought I'd share it anyway. My funniest memory of Zoysa's fielding was when he actually ran someone out. He was fielding somewhere at third man and got a direct hit on the stumps. He won the MOTM award in that game for bowling well, his impressive tailend batting and fielding well enough to effect that key run out. Everyone kept thinking it was a really good bit of fielding there.

    At the post match interview, the interviewer kept asking Zoysa about that run out. His first few attempts to answer the question revolved around the extra work he put in with the fielding coach etc. Finally after fielding too many repeated questions on the subject, the big man just shrugged his shoulders and said "I actually aimed at the keeper but luckily the ball hit the stumps".
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    Ganguly once dropped two catches at slip to a spinner back to back. Both were sitters and one looked almost like replay of the other. Can't find a video but it was really embarrassing.

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    Havent seen anything else like this :

    Three Catches Drop In A Row - YouTube

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    those 3 catches dropped was hilarious.....

    Zaheer was beyond livid

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