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There are many thrilling aspects to fielding. In the pacy world of modern cricket, fielding has become one of the most exciting aspects to the game. However, most of the spectacular bits of action that you see boil down to sound basics. Brilliant fielding is an art that can be learnt.

Start with fielding close. Expert close in fielder and England captain Nasser Hussain throws himself full length and shows you how to pull off a stunning diving save in the stopping page. Once the ball has been saved one has to get rid of the ball quickly. No one, but no one does that better than Jonty Rhodes. Go to the throwing page to see how Rhodes slides, stops the ball and fires it at the stumps in no time.

Catching is an art that requires a lot of attention. Whether it is a sharp reflex catch that needs the kind of alertness that Nasser Hussain shows, pulling off a blinder at mid wicket. Or the agility that fleet footed Herschelle Gibbs presses into action while taking a diving catch at square leg.While all this brilliance makes for superb viewing, the basis of taking any kind of catch is a safe pair of hands. There are very few people in the business with a safer pair of hands than Mark Waugh. Catch all this action and more in the catching page