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Fielding needs to improve, says Dhoni
Johannesburg, Sep 19 (PTI) Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni today conceded that his side's fielding standard needs to improve considerably for it to do well at the Champions Trophy starting here from September 22.

"Our fielding standards, compared to the ones we had in Australia in 2007, is now very different. A lot of it has to do because of different conditions in which cricketers come up," Dhoni said in a pre-tournament press conference.

"I, for instance, come from a place where throwing and diving could really hurt. Newer generation of cricketers are much better in sliding and throwing themselves in the field.

National Cricket Academy and all those camps have also helped," he added.

Dhoni said the Indians, who take on New Zealand in their only warm-up game tomorrow, cannot be expected to become the world's best side in matter of days.

"It's not like, we can be world beaters in seven days.

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