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
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,
4. Faf DU Plessis
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
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
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”.
1. Jonty Rhodes
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.