Or the foot position on the boundary, you need a solid base. Behind the spectacle, there is plenty of planning and practice. Jonty Rhodes takes the T10 route, from Sweden to Abu Dhabi Former South Africa cricketer will be the head coach of Pune Devils in the Abu Dhabi T10 league Shashank Kishore 28-Dec-2020 When Rhodes did it, he rendered vast arcs of the field into no-go zones. Rhodes, during his playing days, was the epitome of what a multi-disciplinary approach could do to your game. Rhodes was withdrawn from the squad and replaced by Graeme Smith. “I always start with analysing how a player moves,” said Rhodes. In 1999 he was voted as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year. On 14 November 1993 Rhodes took a world record of five catches, to achieve the most dismissals by a fielder (other than a wicketkeeper) against the West Indies at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. South Africa went on to win the series 1–0 by winning the second match and drawing the third.[5]. Do I train them for situational awareness? Bengaluru: Former South African batsman Jonty Rhodes has been appointed as the head coach of Sweden national team. Rhodes announced that he planned to retire from One-Day International cricket after the 2003 Cricket World Cup in South Africa. Spinners, or batsmen who also bowl a little spin, not only “fall away” while throwing, they also don’t get their arms back and up. Joe Root scored a breezy, unbeaten 67 and will resume on the third morning with Jonny Bairstow, who has 24. Rhodes said that since most top order batters in India also bowl a little bit of spin, their natural tendency is to pivot away - like they do while bowling - in the follow-up to the throw. He said he excited with his new role. South Africa great Jonty Rhodes, who parted way with Mumbai Indians in 2017 as fielding coach, feels it is very difficult to think of this year passing away without IPL. Stockholm, September 10: Former South Africa international Jonty Rhodes will be moving to Sweden with his family after the IPL 2020 to take charge as head coach of the country's national team, the Swedish Cricket Federation (SCF) has announced. “For example, you don’t have to be the fastest over 50 metres,” he said. Like all good things, a blinding effort on the field is part natural ability and part careful training. India vs Australia: Rishabh Pant was hailed as the hero of India's win at Gabba after scoring an unbeaten 89. Rhodes is referring to another breathtaking fielding effort by Kings XI. In Kenya's innings, Maurice Odumbe hit the ball in the air toward Rhodes. You need to focus on your legs if you will use them to jump, or stop yourself using them as brakes. South Africa scored 171 to win the match by nine wickets; Rhodes was not required to bat. He flicked the ball up, and Neesham, tracking Maxwell, completed the catch. Shefali Bindiya - September 10, 2020. [12] Even though he is the most successful captain in India’s Test cricket history, some fans have sought to change his leadership role. Rhodes shot to fame after South Africa's fifth game of the World Cup, against Pakistan on 8 March 1992 at the Brisbane Cricket Ground. [3][6] Pakistan's innings faltered from then on, eventually finishing on 173/8 with South Africa winning by twenty runs. Nicholas Pooran has made an improbable save. “You ask the guys not to just backpedal towards the rope. In April 2013 South African Tourism appointed Rhodes as their brand ambassador for India. During his career he also played club cricket for the University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg and first-class cricket for Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, KwaZulu-Natal, Natal and the Dolphins. “I do think it’s difficult to break down that movement...there is the potential for injury,” said Rhodes, who is now the fielding coach of Pooran’s team Kings XI. It’s where good fielding begins. “Nicky dives around, he’s a wicketkeeper, so there’s that ability and that agility. There had been cricketers who were selected to their national sides based on their fielding prowess before Rhodes. Dubai, October 22: The quality of fielding in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League has been brilliant. He lands. An elite hockey player who represented the South African national team and almost made it to the Olympics, Rhodes channelled his hockey athleticism with great elan into cricket, turning into, in the words of another writer, “a fielding Ninja”. Rhodes had been with Mumbai Indians since IPL 2009, and has moved away from the team in order to focus more on his personal business ventures. ), “In soccer and hockey, I was a centre-forward so I knew when I would come into the scoring zone, the goalkeeper would come out to cut the angle down. Rhodes is currently the fielding coach of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in IPL 2020, which begins in the UAE on September 19. Prasen Moudgal FOLLOW. If the ball had gone high enough, he could have completed the catch.”. There’s no doubt that even the greatest batters in the world relentlessly practice shots in the nets; the best bowlers spend hours developing and maintaining their mastery over the ball. A typical drill is to make the players actually walk off the boundary, striding forwards in anticipation of attacking the ball, and then send them backpedalling as quickly as possible with a high ball arcing over them. The couple has split up since. IPL 2020: Rahul is currently the Orange Cap holder in the series with 540 runs in 10 matches, while Mayank is at the third position in the list with 398 runs at a strike rate of over 150. Ajinkya 'bhaiya' asked me if I could bowl with injury, I had to say yes: Navdeep Saini. Also Read | ‘Never happened to me in the history of my career,’ Glenn Maxwell opens up on his inconsistent run in IPL. “The idea is, generally, mid-on and mid-off are close enough to help each other out,” said Rhodes. IPL 2020: Jonty Rhodes to take over as Sweden’s head cricket coach post IPL. In a video posted by Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the team’s fielding coach Rhodes can be seen taking a couple of stunning catches. It’s to do with a strong body alignment when throwing the ball. IPL 2020: KL Rahul's Calm Approach Has Rubbed off on Team, Says KXIP Fielding Coach Jonty Rhodes. “In fact, when Pooran made that incredible save, Maxwell had come all the way around from mid-on. However, his tournament was cut short when he got injured in a match against Kenya. But the skill that he had, the timing that he had, that’s natural ability.”. Jonty Rhodes‘ attitude and athleticism on the field has left a long-lasting legacy on cricket teams across the world since he retired in 2003. We are always doing high-intensity practice and what we are trying to get the guys to do is to catch the ball off balance, flick it back, either to themselves or to a partner, which is what Glenn Maxwell did with Jimmy Neesham some days ago.”. In September 2020, Rhodes signed a contract with the Swedish Cricket Federation, ahead of moving to Sweden on a permanent basis. Jonty Rhodes considered one of the greatest ever fielders from South Africa has been appointed as the coach of the Sweden cricket team and will move there after IPL 2020 Rhodes, with ball in hand, dived full length to break the stumps and effect the run out. “Do I put them under pressure? Hardik Pandya posted a video on Twitter for his 'Dad' expressing the pang in his heart. [citation needed] Jonty and Melanie have their second child together, a son named Nathan who was born in India in 2017. The boundary rope is a critical practice tool for Rhodes, who spent nine seasons as a coach with Mumbai Indians (MI) before shifting to Kings XI. In this spectacular collaboration, was the IPL in a nutshell: An Australian and a Kiwi combining to take a catch off the bowling of Mohammed Shami. [11] He will help the players of KXIP to improve their fielding skills for ipl 2020. So, in the first week, and especially with these 5 months of lockdown, we were really slow with regards to changing throwing techniques,” said Rhodes. The Kenyan cricket team announced that Rhodes had been hired as the team's assistant coach and will serve them until the 2011 Cricket World Cup; he will assist Kenya with fielding and batting[9]. Kevin Pietersen first took to Twitter to and said Rahul Dravid’s email had changed his game against spin-bowling. Rhodes made scores of 21 and 54 in the two innings. As he completed the notoriously difficult over-the-shoulder catch, Maxwell realised he was going to step over the boundary. [1] He played for the South African cricket team between 1992 and 2003. India had their entire frontline attack wiped out before the Brisbane decider, but the injury-ravaged tourists still pulled off an epic 2-1 series victory in Australia after a lion-hearted effort by their replacement bowlers. IPL 2020: Widely considered the greatest fielder of all time, Jonty Rhodes is fiercely dedicated in his role as fielding coach of Kings XI Punjab in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League. He is considered the greatest fielder of all time. During practice, he makes players develop their peripheral vision and awareness of where the rope is at all times. The other thing Rhodes demands from his fielders is footwork. [7] “They throw from the shoulders, which is not good for the shoulders. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, cricketers have to adhere to strict procedures for an international series. It’s an idea that’s now essential in cricket--attacking the ball. He was literally parallel to the ground going away from the boundary...it was incredible, it’s not something I’m taking any credit for. Further talking about the lucrative tournament, he also mentioned that, it has been a part of calendar since 2008 and will be important financially this year. Sri Lanka went on to win the match by six wickets. The video happens to be the collage of all the loving memories of Hardik and his father, right from the all-rounder's childhood to the time when he gifted a car to his dad. Rhodes is presently working as a fielding coach in the South African national cricket team. Jonty Rhodes, fielding coach of Kings XI Punjab in action during a training session ahead of IPL 2020_Twitter. His ethos that ensured he never failed to dive full length to save a boundary at backward point is transferable to coaching, business and life. Actually, in a match, what you are trying to sight from the corner of your eye is the foam triangle of advertising, that’s how you know where the rope is.”. Yes. Elsewhere, Jonty Rhodes took charge of the Kings XI Punjab group during his first session as their fielding coach. Rhodes also represented South Africa at hockey, and was chosen as part of the 1992 Olympic Games squad to go to Barcelona; however, the squad did not qualify to go to the tournament. So first thing I do, I pull the rope in, so there’s at least 5 metres between the rope and the fence so that players don’t feel like they are gonna hurt themselves. His last Test match was on 6 August 2000 at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo against Sri Lanka. Fast bowlers also don’t fall away while bowling, they maintain the same line.”. What do the great fielders do? South Africa batted first, scoring 211 off 50 overs. Trending Desk. There has been a clamour to remove Virat Kohli as the captain of the Indian cricket team. Smarting from their 2-0 whitewash in New Zealand, Pakistan have included nine uncapped players in their 20-member squad for the matches in Karachi and Rawalpindi. Rhodes announced in September that he would be taking up the assignment of being the national cricket coach of Sweden after conclusion of IPL 2020. Recognition. KXIP are placed at the bottom in the standings with just two points. The run out, the subject of a famous photograph by Jim Fenwick, is still considered one of the more spectacular feats of that World Cup and the defining moment of Rhodes' career. Copyright © HT Digital Streams Ltd. All rights reserved. Inzamam-ul-Haq and Pakistan captain Imran Khan resumed the innings when play was restarted. [13] He named his daughter India Jeanne Rhodes. Australia batted first, scoring 170, and Rhodes dismissed Craig McDermott via a run out. The South African team's medical staff concluded that it would take four to five weeks to heal, effectively ruling Rhodes out of the rest of the tournament. You can have the best hands in the world, the softest hands in the world, but if you can’t get to the ball, you are not gonna catch it.”. “When I was with MI, we always had guys going to the physio in the first 10 days of the camp because Jonty was working on their shoulders differently.”, Get free access to newsletters, alerts and recommendations. “I can spot who bowls spin every single time just by looking at them throw,” Rhodes said. 'My aim is to train the coaches, and not just the players,' says Kings XI Punjab's fielding coach Jonty Rhodes ahead of IPL 2020. The Swedish Cricket Board took to Twitter to announce that it plans to invest in junior cricket, high-performance training and growth of the sport in the country. ANI /Dubai Filed on October 22, 2020 Jonty Rhodes' hard work is paying off.— Twitter. Jonty Rhodes, who currently serves as the fielding coach for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), is set to relocate to Sweden post his IPL 2020 assignment in the UAE. Here is what he had to say. IPL 2020: KL Rahul’s calm approach has rubbed off on team, says Rhodes. After retiring from playing cricket Rhodes was employed Standard Bank as an account executive and is also involved with the bank's cricket sponsorship in South Africa. This is where, Rhodes said, he has a lot of work to do in India. India vs Australia: Speaking in a video on Youtube, Ashwin revealed what went down in the middle and questioned Australia's tactics on the day. I took that idea to the cricket field, and I would defend an area like a goalkeeper would.”. Nicholas Pooran is flying. Former South Africa international Jonty Rhodes will be moving to Sweden with his family after the IPL to take charge as head coach of the country’s national team, the Swedish Cricket Federation (SCF) has announced. [citation needed] Finding India to be very spiritual and forward-thinking, Jonty has been a regular visitor to India. In countries like Pakistan, international games are being played in empty stadiums and players' movement confined to just their hotel and stadiums. The 51-year-old Rhodes is currently in Dubai for … Playing against Mumbai, Maxwell had run full tilt with his back to a ball skied towards the boundary by Rohit Sharma. Age is just a number and former South African all-rounder Jonty Rhodes, 51, just proved that. Updated: September 14, 2020, 7:04 PM IST. [10] During Cricket World Cup, he will give his expert opinion at PTV Sports and Yahoo. The IPL team of which he is a part is not doing well in IPL 2020. 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