Top 10 Best Fielders in the World – Who is World’s best fielder?

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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.

RankingPlayer NameCatches
10. Steve Smith 249
9. Paul Collingwood219
8. Andrew Symonds107
7. Herschelle Gibbs210
6.Faf Du Plessis168
5.Ricky Pointing364
4.Suresh Raina167
3. AB de Villers463
2. Ravindra Jadeja121
1.Jonty Rhodes139
World’s Best Fielders

10. Steve Smith

Hotspot or best fielding Region: Slips in Test Cricket.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 04: Steve Smith of Australia celebrates taking a catch to dismiss BJ Watling of New Zealand during game one of the One Day International series between Australia and New Zealand at Sydney Cricket Ground on December 4, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King - CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)
Source – CricTracker

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.

The more fielders think for themselves, the better for the team'
Paul Collingwood in action. Source – The Cricket Monthly

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

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Andrew Symonds making a runout. Source – Cricket Australia

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

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Herschelle Gibbs. Source – Sports Keeda

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.

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5. Ricking Pointing

Hotspot or best fielding Region: Slips in test cricket

Ricky Ponting's "greatest ever" slips catch
Source – Cricket Australia

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

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Source – FirstSportz

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

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Source – IWMbuzz

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.

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Source – Cricket Addictor

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.

Fielding isn't work when you're enjoying it'
Source – The Cricket Monthly

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.

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