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Australia will maintain their fielding standards, says Greg Blewett

Australia A have put up impressive performances against India 'A' and Australia 'A'  © Getty Images
Australia A have put up impressive performances against India A and South Africa A © Getty Images

Jul 26, 2014

Former Australian cricketer Greg Blewett believes that the current and future generations of Australian cricketers will maintain the standards of fielding set by their predecessors in the years to come.

42 year-old Blewett, a veteran of 46 Tests and 32 One-Day Internationals (ODI), expressed satisfaction with the progress of Australia ‘A’ in the recently concluded four-day Tests and the ongoing quadrangular series. . “I couldn’t have been happier with the guys. One thing that doesn’t change when [Australian players] get to that level is the work ethic; it’s second to none. “They all love training hard and preparing for the game,” Blewett was quoted as saying to cricket.com.au

Australia A has notched up impressive performances against India ‘A’ and South Africa ‘A’, losing only to compatriots in the National Performance Squad. Blewett credits their performance mainly to their fielding skills.

“I think we (Australia A) completely out-fielded India A, which is what we wanted to do,” he said. “If we’re not already, we want to be the number one fielding nation in the world. “I think we’ve built a pretty good reputation (built) over the years and I want to look at maintaining that and getting better and better,” added Blewett.

He particularly focused his praise on Portugal-born all-rounder Moises Henriques. “If I could single one guy out, it would be Moises Henriques. He’s a big guy but the moves really well in the field, he’s got a rocket arm, he’s got great hands and his athleticism is superb,” said Blewett.

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