The game of cricket has three primary sources- Batting, Bowling and Fielding. Bowlers place the fielders in important places. Sometimes bowlers try to swing or bounce the bowl, In this case, the fielder has to concentrate on the bowl to get catches. Every player has to give his best efforts on the field. Many experts say “Catches Win Matches” and with the fast fielding, the chances of run-outs changes the whole game at any point of the game of cricket.
In the history of cricket, we have seen many talented and best fielder, Many times matches have been won because of fielding. One brilliant fielding shows the potential to turn the result of the game. A running catch, run-out, and good save in the field can shift the momentum towards the opposition. Today in this content we are listed top 10 best Fielder in the world.
Top 10 Best Fielder in the World
1. Jonty Rhodes
Jonty Rhodes is a South African cricket player, former commentator of the South African team, and former Test and ODI International cricketer. He is regarded as one of the great fielders of all time. And he achieved the first South African player to take 100 One Day catches. He retired in the year 2003 and now he is assistant coach of the Punjab Kings.
2. Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja is one of the best fielders on the Indian team. He is an all-rounder and very talented in 3 important factors batting, bowling, and fielding. In every series and every World cup, he was playing and he has given lots of effort for the Indian team. India is blessed to have Jadeja to save more runs from the fielding department. Currently, Jadeja is playing in Chennai Super Kings, and he has taken 88 catches in the Indian Premier League. His best score in the test is 175 runs, ODI 87 runs, T20 46 runs, and IPL 62 runs.
3. Faf Du Plessis
Faf Du Plessis is a South African cricketer, now he has retired from all the formats of international cricket. He is the former captain of the South African team. He achieved great performance in fielding and batting. He is the best for all the 3 formats. In ODI he has taken 81 catches, in his test career he has taken 63 catches, 24 in T20, and in IPL 70 catches have taken. Currently, he is a captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team.
4. AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers is a former South African cricketer. His full name is Abraham Benjamin de Villiers, he got the ODI player of the year three times and he is one of the brilliant batsmen and he can hit the ball at 360°, Also he is a very talented fielder too. He has taken many outstanding catches in the Worldcup and IPL. Very energetic player on the South African team and his best performances many times changes the game results. In test cricket, his highest figure of catches is 222, and 176 catches in the ODI.
5. Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina is a former Indian player, he served as a captain for the Indian national team during the absence of the main captain. He has crossed 100 catches in his ODI career and IPL career, he can run anywhere to pick up the catch, and many times from him India won important matches from his fielding effort. He is the first Indian to hit a century in all the formats of the game. Recently Suresh Raina announced his retirement from all the formats of cricket.
6. Steve Smith
Steve Smith is an Australian International cricketer and former captain of the national cricket team. Steve Smith is one of the brilliant fielder. Also, one of the most talented batsmen of all time, and in this test career, he has achieved 27 centuries and 31 half centuries. One of the fastest batsmen in the world to reach 7000 runs. He got many awards like ICC Test Player of the year, Australian Test Player of the Year, Australian One Day International Player of the year, and Cricketers of the year. He has taken 141 catches in his test career.
7. Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting is an Australian coach, commentator, and former cricketer, Ricky Ponting was captain of the Australian National Cricket team in all three formats of the game. He is one of the most successful captains in Cricket history. Under Ponting’s captaincy, Australia won 220 matches out of 324 and he has scored more than 13000 runs in his both test and ODI career. He has received many awards for his performances and he is one of the outstanding fielder.
8. Andrew Symonds
Andrew Symonds is a former Australian cricketer, he played for Australia between 1998-2009. He was achieved in his batting career and fielding career. He is one of the great and best Fielder in the world. He picked 22 catches in 26 test matches and he has taken 82 catches in the 198 One Day career. He crossed more than 5000 runs in his One Day career and he scored 1462 runs in this test career. He has taken 5 wickets in a single match this indicates the best bowling figure in his career. Recently Andrew Symonds died due to a car accident, date of death is 14th May 2022.
9. Herschelle Gibbs
Herschelle Gibbs is a South African Cricket coach and former International cricketer of the South African team. He contributed between 1996-2005 to his country. Also, he played till 2008 for the Indian Premier League. He is an opening batsman and he has achieved 8000+ runs in his ODI career and 6000+ runs in his Test career. Also, he is a world-class fielder and he has taken 108 catches in ODI cricket, and 94 catches in Test cricket.
10. Paul Collingwood
Paul Collingwood is an England Cricket player, currently, he is an England Coach and former player of the England Cricket team. He played in all three formats of the game internationally for England. he was the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 winning captain. He is the world’s best fielder and he has taken 108 catches in his ODI career, and 96 catches in his Test career. He also played for the Indian premier league and he achieved 4 catches in his IPL career.
Here we have mentioned the top 10 Best Fielder in the World, For every player, we have created a chart of the 3 formats of T20, ODI and test catches, run-out, and stumpings details. For more Cricket news or Fantasy apps keep visiting Fantasycricketguru.