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Who Is The Best Fielder In The World

After featuring the best wicket-keeper, longest six in cricket history, and Highest wicket-taker in Test Cricket, this week’s blog is about the best fielder in the world. If you turn the clock back, Cricket was played with the purpose of striking the ball bowled by the bowler with the bat by the batter and the fielder gave the formality of picking up the ball and throwing it back to either stump. Players used to practice to sharpen their batting and bowling skills in that era of cricket.

However, As the game of cricket evolved, the ground outfield also got better. Cricketers from Australia, South Africa, and England hand out a new aspect of cricket by inducing a thought process in mind that a cricket game could also be won through athletic fielding. Nowadays, fielding becomes a barometer of any team’s consistent success in any format and every cricket team tries to set a fielding benchmark. In Modern days, we have seen many a time jaw-dropping, acrobatic, and speechless fielding.

Who Is The Best Fielder In The World

Many times stunning fielding by a fielder completely change the outcome of the game. Cricket boards start to invest in areas that helped in improving fielding standards such as appointing a professional fielding coach or setting a parameter like a yo-yo test for their fitness players and that ultimately helped in building a good fielding unit.

The remarkable evolution of the Indian cricket team from a batting powerhouse to an electrifying fielding unit is just extraordinary and this is an example of how cricketers are taking fitness and fielding so seriously in modern days. We take a look at some of the best fielders that Cricket World has seen in this article.

Five Best Fielder In The World

All fielders that we are going to mention in this post, are Great Fielders. However, we have to choose the best from the best. That’s why we have to rank them. Here are the best in the business(bottom ——> top)

#5. Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina was a part of India’s evolution in fielding. The left-handed batsman has taken some absolute stunners and a great fielder inside the 30-yard circle. Suresh Raina appeared for India between 2005 and 2018 and has taken a total of 23 catches in Test, 102 catches in ODI, and 42 catches in T20 cricket.

#4. Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting

The legendary batsman from Australia, Ricky Ponting is known for his one-handed spectacular catches at the slip. The right-handed batter has own many records. Ricky Ponting, who has taken 364 catches in International cricket, is the second-most catch in the world.

#3. Faf Du Plessis

Faf Du Plessis

The former captain of South Africa, Faf Du Plessis is known for his jaw-dropping catches at the boundary line. The South African cricketer has taken many splendid catches. Faf Du Plessis has taken 63 catches in 69 Test matches, 81 catches in 143 ODI matches, and 24 catches in 50 T20 matches he has played in his International cricket career.

#2. Jonty Rhodes

Jonty Rhodes- world best fielder in cricket

When the commentator said on the mic, “The flying Jonty Rhodes demolishes the stump” the famous run-out that was executed by Jonty Rhodes, one of the best fielders in that era. He played cricket a long time ago and still, he is featured in the list of the world’s best fielders in cricket. He has taken 34 catches in 52 Test matches and 105 catches in 245 ODI matches.

#1. Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja- The Best Fielder in the World

The Rockstar from India, Ravindra Jadeja is the best fielder in the world at this moment. Ravindra Jadeja is known for covering ground quickly and taking stunners outside the circle. Many a time his bullet throws from the boundary hit the bull’s eye. At present time, there is no cricketer who can match the standard of Jadeja’s fielding. Jadeja has taken 121 catches in 286 International Games.

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