The Lords Test was a timely reminder of a game that can be an enthralling contest when theres something in the pitch for the bowlers, and that is enhanced by the magic of good wristspin. Ndamukong Suh Jersey .While the bowling at times reached heights of excellence, the batting at Lords was often moderate and the catching appalling. The next time a commentator says fielding standards have greatly improved over the years, Id like him or her to be more specific. Some of the outfielding is spectacular in its athleticism, and at times even displays ballet-like qualities, but the close catching is technically deficient.And its not just England and Pakistan who are at fault; its a worldwide epidemic, and in this case its not catching.Most of the dropped catches behind the wicket are the result of one simple technical flaw - the failure to slightly turn the foot outwards to the side on which the ball is travelling before making the next move. Without this simple manoeuvre the fielder will be off balance when attempting to complete a catch. On most occasions when a catch goes down, you see the fielder either collapse sideways like a detonated building or take a tumble backwards.Not to pick on Virat Kohli but hes a high-quality batsman with wonderful hand-eye coordination, which should make him a natural for the catching positions. His failings in the slip cordon are the result of this technical flaw, and also a lack of anticipation in the leg-slip position when the spinners are operating.Anticipation is a big part of fielding at leg slip to the spinners, because often the ball suddenly appears from behind a pad. Consequently, its crucial to follow the flight of the delivery and then focus on a spot from where the ball will appear.I once watched in amazement as Garry Sobers - fielding at leg slip for South Australia - calculated that a Victoria batsman was purely blocking the last over before lunch. Choosing his moment perfectly, he stepped forward, placed his hand on the ground and the ball was played straight to him.Sobers was one of the best in that position but he had an equal in Indias Eknath Solkar, who was exceedingly brave in the short-leg position, and would have made an excellent pickpocket. He stood so close without you feeling his presence. What a pity Ekki isnt around now. Hed be able to put Kohli (and any other short leg who cared to listen) straight on whats required to excel in that position.I often wonder what current players are being taught, particularly when it comes to batting and fielding. Its understandable that coaching is a little confused with three variations of the game to satisfy, but there are certain principles that should be adhered to in order to achieve success. Some coaches put forward theories that are more about reinventing the game than helping their charges. Im all for improvement but change for the sake of it is usually misdirected because the motives behind it are wrong.Just because a technique is ancient doesnt mean its inefficient. It has usually survived because it has been tried and tested over many years and proved to be the best way to achieve success.Like most aspects of the game, these trusted techniques are best learned when the player is young - anywhere from eight to 18 years of age. The most knowledgeable coaches should be in charge of good young players and not international teams. Cricket needs to closely examine its coaching structure. There have never been more coaches, but while the game has improved in a number of areas, it is technically deficient in some very important aspects.Sobers wrote in his coaching book: One of the greatest tragedies of cricket coaching is that the greatness of the games best players has been revered but never followed.Many young players will learn the game from watching it on television, and have done. Better they learn techniques that work rather than observe theories that are the result of some misguided coachs ambition. DeVante Parker Jersey . -- Adam Snyder returned to the San Francisco 49ers this season because the offensive lineman thought it was his best opportunity to win a championship. Kiko Alonso Jersey . Philadelphia is 2-0 against the Senators this season and scored five goals in each victory. The Flyers recorded a 5-0 win in Ottawa on Nov. 12 and then earned a 5-2 home decision on Nov. 19. 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