Best fielder play a vital role in cricket. Every fielder has a responsibility to stop the ball from reaching the boundaries or racing too far and giving a chance to the batsman to make more runs. Fielders are the ones who defend it for a bowler and make it possible to stop the ball as soon as possible. Sometimes, fielders do miss-fielding and it leads to a big benefit for a batting team as both the batsman make more runs. It puts such pressure on a bowler if fielders are not attentive and carry on miss-fields. A fielder should be attentive all the time and concentrate on a batsman’s move that where he is gonna hit and how to stop the ball from going too far. It gives a backup to the bowler! So, there are some really talented and attentive fielders and we have compiled a list of few of them. Let’s take a look at 10 Best Fielders In Cricket currently. Scroll down!
10. Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja is an Indian all-rounder, who performs well in both; batting and bowling. He is basically a left-handed player in batting, and bowls left-arm slow orthodox. Well known for his bowling, actually. But despite of all that, he is a good fielder as well in the team. He has taken 16 catches in Test matches and 42 catches in ODI matches. Quiet brilliant fielding ability he has on the ground.
9. Steven Smith
Steven Smith is an Australian cricketer, pretty much good with his batting as he is an middle-order right-handed batsman. His batting is been inspiring when settles himself on the crease and becomes critical for the opposite team. Despite of that, when it comes to fielding, he is a brilliant fielder too. He has a good strength and ability on the field. He has taken 38 catches in Test matches and 35 catches in ODI matches. Good player in Australian team! Known as one of the best fielders in the world.
8. Ahmed Shahzad
Ahmed Shahzad is an Pakistani cricketer, well-known as a good opening batsman in the team. He is an right-handed batsman and plays pretty much cool-minded on the crease, but sometimes, aggressive too. He is a good talented player, not just with the bat, but on the field too. He is an outstanding stopper of the ball. He has taken 3 catches in Test matches and 25 catches in ODI matches. But on the field, he makes sure that the ball doesn’t go past him. Best fielder in current cricket form.
7. Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard is an West Indian all-rounder, performs brilliantly in both; batting and bowling. He is quiet an talented batsman in the team and good with his bowling skills as well. Besides that, he is a very strict fielder who mostly doesn’t miss a chance to let the ball pass him easily. He has taken 50 catches in ODI matches and 20 catches in T20s. Best player in his team!
6. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is an Indian cricketer, best known for his sensible and tremendous batting and handsome looks, for sure. He is an right-handed batsman and quiet an talented player with the bat, and definitely on the field too. He is a fielder with quiet a good judgement and concentration because of which he never let the ball go off. He has taken 36 catches in Test matches and 79 catches in ODI matches. Quiet an intelligent and talented player in Indian team.
5. Faf Du Plessis
Faf Du Plessis is an South African cricketer, best as a middle-order right-handed batsman. Currently, he is the captain of T20 format in South African team too. With his brilliant talent, he is a great batsman in the team as he has some wonderful records in all three formats of the game. Despite of all that, he is also a great fielder. He has good focus on the batsman’s move, while fielding on the ground and a good concentration level. He has taken 14 catches in Test format, 46 catches in ODI matches and 58 catches in T20 matches. Basically, he is a capable player in T20 format.
4. Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell is an Australian all-rounder, good with both of his batting and bowling skills. He is an right-handed batsman and bowls right-arm off break. One of the most talented players in the team. He also has good skills on the field and definitely, he never let the ball to pass him. He has a power to throw a ball for a direct-hit to run-out the batsman somehow. He has taken 2 catches in Test, 29 catches in ODI format and 12 catches in T20 format. Quiet an intelligent player!
3. Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Bravo is another West Indian cricketer in the list. He is an impressive all-rounder with good bowling and batting skills. He is an right-handed batsman with sensible style and a right-arm medium fast bowler. He has multiple record till now in his career. When it comes to his fielding skills, he is just brilliant. He even has a wonderful skill to catch a ball with one hand. He has taken 41 catches in Test matches, 73 catches in ODI matches and 30 catches in T20 format.
2. Brendon McCullum
Brendon McCullum is an New Zealand cricket player, well-known for his extra-ordinary aggressive batting. He serves as a wicket-keeper and his fielding skills are just amazing. He often manages to take impossible catches and do quick stumpings. As a wicket-keeper, he has enough experience that he mostly don’t miss a catch behind the stumps. He has taken 191 catches in Test matches with 11 stumpings and 258 catches in ODI matches with 15 stumpings. Wonderful records!
1. AB De Villiers
On the first spot is AB De Villiers who is an South African cricketer. He always performs brilliantly in the team. He serves as a right-handed batsman and his batting skills are just astonishing as always. When he plays as a batsman, he moves all around the crease to play the ball and smash it awesomely in a style. For a bowler, it’s always been very difficult to figure-out any way to take his wicket. He is an mind-blowing player with high-class abilities. He also have served as a successful wicket-keeper, but he is very much important on outside field because of his extra-ordinary skills. As an mind-blowing fielder too, he has taken 194 catches in Test matches with 5 stumpings and 159 catches in ODI matches with 5 stumpings. Best fielder we have in cricket right now!
That’s all! These are the players with spectacular fielding skills. What are your thoughts about them? Share your feedback!
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