In this article, we will discuss some of the best fielders in the World and also try to figure out Who is the World’s best fielder among them all. The fitness of the players is amazing these days and are brilliant on the field.
Top 10 Best fielder in the World
Below is a table in which we ranked the best 10 fielders in the world according to us and have also mentioned their stats such as catches in their international cricketing career.
|6.||Faf Du Plessis||168|
|3.||AB de Villers||463|
10. Steve Smith
Hotspot or best fielding Region: Slips in Test Cricket.
Steve Smith is not only a world-class batter but is also a gun fielder when he is on the field. He has taken some unreal catches while fielding at the slips. Smith has also been great fielder outside the 30 yard circle in white ball cricket.
9. Paul Collingwood
Hotspot or best fielding Region: Slips and inside the ring.
Paul Collingwood has now retired from all the formats of the game but was a world-class fielder in his playing days. He made his name not only by his batting but his fielding was widely appreciated by all in the cricketing world. He has 219 catches to his name in international cricket and stands 9th in our list.
8. Andrew Symonds
Hotspot or best fielding Region: Slips in test Cricket and outside the ring in ODIs
Andrew Symonds was built tall and was natural athlete. He has taken some astonishing catches in the deep in white ball cricket and had quick reflexes at the slips in Test Cricket. He has only 107 catches to his name but includes many blinders among them.
7. Herschelle Gibbs
Hotspot or best fielding Region: inside the ring, mostly cover and point
Gibbs was one the best fielders South Africa has ever produced. He has taken some absolute stunners inside the ring and had quick reflexes. Gibbs has 210 catches in his international career and stands 7th on our list of best fielders in the World.
6. Faf Du Plessis
Hotspot or best fielding Region: long-on and long-off
Faf Du Plessis has now retired from international career and plays franchise cricket all around the globe. The 37-year is still very fit and is known as one of the safe hands at the deep. He fields in the deep and has taken some excellent catches in the IPL as well as international cricket.
5. Ricking Pointing
Hotspot or best fielding Region: Slips in test cricket
One of the Australian goats, Pointing stands 5th on our list of best fielders. He was undoubtedly one of the best fielder in the world in his playing days. Pointing was one of the safe fielders at the slip and was also has some brilliant run outs to his name.
4. Suresh Raina
Hotspot or best fielding Region: Cover and point and also slips
Raina was not only known as a solid middle-order batsman for India but was also known for his outstanding fielding. He has taken some absolute blinders in both IPL and international cricket. He is surely one of the top 3 fielders India has ever produced.
3. AB de Villers
Hotspot or best fielding Region: Long-on and Long-off
AB de Villers has now retired from all forms of cricket but was a treat for the fans to watch him on the field. He was also brilliant keeper but was at his best when he used to field in the deep. His catch in the Indian Premier League against SRH is still one of the best catches in the league.
2. Ravindra Jadeja
Hotspot or best fielding Region: Long-on and Long-off and Deep mid-wicket.
Ravindra Jadeja is known for his gun fielding more than his batting and bowling. His throws from the deep are superfast and most of the times does not miss his aim even from the deep. Jadeja has 121 catches to his name so far and the number is going to a long way for sure.
1. Jonty Rhodes
Hotspot or best fielding Region: Cover and point and mostly inside the ring.
Rhodes has retired from all forms of cricket a long while ago but is arguably World no.1 best fielder in cricket. His run-out against Pakistan in the 1992 World Cup is still one the best run outs in the sport. He has 139 catches in his short international Career.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Who is the best fielder in the World?
Jonty Rhodes is one of the all-time greats but currently Ravindra Jadeja can be said has one the best fielder in the World.
Who is the best fielder in the IPL?
Suresh Raina has produced some outstanding catches when he used to play for CSK and can be termed has one of the best fielders in the IPL.
Who is the world’s best catcher?
Mahela Jayawardene has the most number of catches in international cricket with 440 catches to his name in his 652 games.