Who is the best fielder in the world – Fielding is something that’s not a specialization in cricket and a player is not picked as a specialist fielder in any cricket team but that doesn’t mean one can say fielding is irrelevant or unimportant in cricket. If there is anything in cricket that can be controlled, it can only be the ground fielding and catching that can make or break the game.
One can argue that its not fair to put the blame on a single drop catch for the team’s loss but cricket is a sequence of events and not every over is seen as a new match but a part of the match. Lets take a look at some of the best fielders who add immense value to the teams in the field.
Who would have forgotten that magnificent throw by Martin Guptill from fine leg to run out MS Dhoni which demolished the hopes of billions of Indians in the world cup 2019. He is one of the safest fielders in world cricket going around at the moment. He is acrobatic and agile and rarely drops catches and nails the direct hits with ease.
The below mentioned table are his fielding stats across his international career
Chris Jordan is another extraordinary fielder who is known for taking stunners and making the impossible look easy. He is one of the best fielders of his own bowling, some of his caught and bowled dismissals are insane.
According to Criviz, Chris Jordan has an fielding impact of +1.19 which is only behind Suresh Raina in T20s all over the world.
The lightening quick Ravindra Jadeja is second to none when it comes to fielding efforts in world cricket across formats at the moment. He is one of the fastest runners in world cricket if not the fastest and his rocket throws from deep and astonishing catching makes him the number 1 fielder in the world.
Last updated: 12/12/2021