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The verdict

cricket Updated: Aug 27, 2007 02:28 IST

Hindustan Times
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Sachin Tendulkar (Average)
Quick on his feet, throwing seems affected by several injuries, very safe catcher.

Sourav Ganguly (Below par)
Never his strength, but was sharper in SA last year. Has dropped a few and given away some free runs.

Yuvraj Singh (Excellent)
The best in the side, dramatic diving but India will take that.

Rahul Dravid (Average)
Hardworking, generally safe in slips but dropped that crucial catch at The Oval Test.

Dinesh Karthik (Erratic)
Generally good within the circle, but has dropped a few catches

M.S. Dhoni (Erratic)
More a batsman-wicketkeeper and it shows. Admits he has struggled to collect the wobbling ball

Piyush Chawla (Good)
One of the better fielders around, quick, may lack firepower while throwing from the outfield.

Ramesh Powar (Below par)
Appearance doesn't help, though quick, gives away runs, dropped a sitter in Bristol.

Zaheer Khan (Average)
A good arm, cannot dive, and that doesn't help

Ajit Agarkar (Good)
A very good arm and an accurate throw. Very safe pair of hands

Munaf Patel (Way below par)
Is probably among the worst around, doesn't seem to have worked on fielding during his break

Rudra Pratap Singh (Average)
Safe pair of hands, reliable in the outfield, possibly slower than Agarkar

Gautam Gambhir (Average)
Good in the field, probably needs to work on his close-in catching

Rohit Sharma (Excellent)
Can match the Yuvrajs and Kaifs, is obviously trained in fielding techniques

Robin Uthappa (Excellent)
Like Sharma, extremely quick and safe, India need more like them