Fans have witnessed that fielding has always been the deciding factor in a game’s outcome. Great fielders have always shown that cricket is much more than just batting and bowling. A small fielding effort can completely change the course of the match in few moments. It has always been the treat to watch for the fans when a fielder dives to take a catch, completes a run out or show some brilliant fielding efforts on the field.

The moral of the bowlers uplifted when they have a competent fielder in their team. In this article ,we will discuss about the top five fielders of all-time. These players have raised the bar and establish new standards of ground-fielding for the future generations to come.

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5. Suresh Raina

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Suresh Raina is very-well known for his fielding skillsets

Suresh Raina is fifth on a list of  “Top-5 best fielders of all time”. Suresh Raina is famously known for his heroics in the IPL. His fielding efforts for his team in all the formats of the game has been nothing short of excellent. He has shown some splendid catching and fielding in the inner circle. Despite being over 30, he still shows his fitness and athleticism, which sets a good example for other par-30, Cricketers round the world,

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4. Faf DU Plessis 

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Faf Du Plessis has re-defined the South African style of fielding

Faf du Plessis is a versatile fielder and has a very safe pair of hands. He is 4th on the list of “Top-5 best fielders of all time”. He is mostly seen in slips in Test Cricket on the other hand he shoulders the responsibility of outfield in limited-overs Cricket. He has taken some spectacular catches on the boundary line in the IPL and as well as in International Cricket.

3. AB De Villiers 

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What in the world that ABD can’t do?

AB de Villiers carries a unique set of skills in his fielding. He can field all over the ground and is mostly seen on the boundary line. He took a  impossible catch on the mid wicket boundary against Sunrisers Hyderabad to change the course of the game in Bangalore favour. He can also keep wickets. His speed and reaction time across the ground and awesome anticipation makes him a elite field. ABD stands 3rd on list of “Top-5 Best Fielders of all-time”.

2. Ravindra Jadeja

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India’s Ravindra Jadeja celebrates catching out England’s Jason Roy during the ICC Cricket World Cup group stage match at Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Currently,  Ravindra Jadeja is the best fielder in the world.  Sir Jadeja can do anything on the cricket field. He has a rocket throwing arm which Can Knockdown the stumps with ease. He is also brilliant of his own bowling. He ensures that easy singles are not taken. He is very athletic and fast which allows him to cover ground quickly to take some exceptional catches. He is placed on second position on the list of “Top-5 Best Fielders of all-time”.

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1. Jonty Rhodes

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Andy Flower, with Jonty Rhodes (left), steps aside from role of assistant coach with Punjab Kings

Jonty Rhodes features at the topmost on the list of “Top-5 best fielders of all times”. He is regarded as the ” the best defensive fielder of all time” by the former Australian Captain Ricky Ponting. Jhonty processes a fantastic reaction speed ,athletic dive and a rocket throw. The combination of these three meant that batters would  hesitate before running. His run out at the cricket World Cup 1992 where he demolished the stumps  is still the most famous run-out in the history of the game.

By Shivanshu Chauhan

A Professional Cricketer for past 4 Years for the teams of Lucknow and CISCE. He keeps an eye on all the Cricket insights which sometimes professional journos lack. He Keeps the wicket on the 22 Yards and takes care of the board meetings over here. No Official Statements go off from the website because of him. He keeps you updated by breaking News both in English and Hindi.