Windies cricket team’s fielding coach Nic Pothas has been impressed by Team India’s fitness standards and preparation and feels that courtesy of this environment India will remain at the top in all three formats for a long period of time.
The Windies fielding coach was speaking with the media ahead of the 5th ODI between India and Windies when he appreciated the hosts for their fielding standards. He said that India is a world-class team and he loves the way they go about planning.
He explained that he is aware of their work on a day-to-day basis, how they plan into the future and the standards that they expect of the team. He feels that this team is always going to look to improve. And it comes from Virat Kohli and from their coaching staff. Pothas called this a role model type of leadership system and thinks that you’re always going to see people improve.
He mentioned that when young guys come into this team, they get comfortable really quickly. They get up to speed very quickly. He accepts that they have the skill level to be able to do that, but he also feels that it comes from coming into a winning environment where your senior players are your mentors. That’s the reason why he believes they’re at the top of their game in all three formats and they will be for a long period of time.
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Before collaborating with the Windies team, Pothas was the head coach of Sri Lanka team and hence had plenty of opportunities to interact with Indian cricketers. Speaking about this, he said that he has got a good relationship with India’s coaching staff as well as some of their players. He also noted that he understands how India goes about their fitness and preparation.