Top 10 Greatest Fielders in Cricket History for All Time

Posted on March 21, 2019, 6:13 pm
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In cricket, if you asked some cricket lovers to know about the greatest fielders in cricket history. A comparison will be started among the presents for some minutes, an hour or a daylong by supporting each of their favorite players to win. Yeah, the comparison is happening not just at present era but it comes from a long year back from the birth of cricket.

Top 10 Greatest Fielders in Cricket History for All Time Ever

Regarding the situation, the cricket researchers are always trying to differentiate the players on the basis of their performance consistency, achievements, and some other tactics.

Top 10 Greatest Fielders in Cricket History for All Time

According to the above mentioned criteria let’s have a look to some of the greatest fielders in cricket history in the world.

The list below is about the greatest fielders in cricket history on the basis of their actual performance in the most seasons. All the players are playing aggressively in both of their domestic as well as in their national teams to achieve the ultimate target; to become the champion among others.

10.Steve Waugh

The legendary former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh had played 168 Test matches with 10,927 runs with huge fielding capacity. In ODI he played 325 matches and scored 7,569 runs. His batting average is 51 in test and 32 in one day international.

The right-handed batsman Steve was one of the most successful cricket captains as well as fielding of all-time in the history of Australian cricket. He handed the captaincy of ODI in 1997 after Mark Taylor.

He was also the greatest fielder in history of cricket as well as in the world.  Many of Cricket legends considered him as one of greatest fielders.  He had taken 84 catches ODI and 68 catches in Test Matches of cricket respectively. This statistics makes him as one of the greatest fielders in cricket history.

9.David Miller

The present era aggressive fielder David Miller is formally known as David Andrew Miller. He was born in the Natal province of South Africa on 10 June 1989. Miller is playing both for the South African national team in adding with some domestic cricket leagues.

Miller is playing with the South African National Team from 2010 to present. His debut in ODI was May 22, 2010, and his T20 debut was May 20, 2010, both against West Indies. He is one of the best left handed batsmen batting average in ODI is 39 and in T20 it is 30.

He is also the greatest fielder in history of cricket as well as in the world.  Many of Cricket legends considered him as one of greatest fielders.  He had taken 90 catches ODI and 61 catches in Test Matches of cricket respectively. This statistics makes him as one of the greatest fielders in cricket history.

8.Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib Al Hasan is a left hander player with consistent performance in fielding. His performances rewarded him as the captain of most growing Bangladesh Cricket Team.

Shakib is only a regular player in IPL, Big Bash and CPL with an effective performance from Bangladesh. He is famously known for his slow left arm orthodox bowling and aggressive fielding.

He is also the greatest fielder in history of cricket as well as in the world.  Many of Cricket legends considered him as one of greatest fielders.  He had taken 92 catches ODI and 54 catches in Test Matches of cricket respectively. This statistics makes him as one of the greatest fielders in cricket history.

7.AB de Villiers

South African cricketers are always great in catching and watching on fielding. De Villiers is not an exception from others indeed.

He was extremely handy with gloves and bare hand in the field as well. It was a great excitement to watch him take a great gymnastic catch in the air by leaping on the field.

He is one of the greatest fielders in history of cricket as well as in the world.  Many of Cricket legends considered him as one of greatest fielders.

He had taken 99 catches ODI and 78 catches in Test Matches of cricket respectively. This statistics makes him as one of the greatest fielders in cricket history.

6.Shahid Afridi

The Pakistani spinner Shahid Afridi is popularly known as an all-rounder but he is one of the best fielders in cricket world. He is a Right-arm leg break bowler with huge wicket taker and dramatic fielder.

Shahid Afridi is most popular for his aggressive batting style and lucrative fielding with a lot of international records including Most Number of Sixes, longest six in the history of cricket, scoring maximum (32) runs in one over,  the fastest 100 in ODI’s (37 balls).

He was also the greatest fielder in history of cricket as well as in the world.  Many of Cricket legends considered him as one of greatest fielders.  He had taken 108 catches ODI and 114catches in Test Matches of cricket respectively. This statistics makes him as one of the greatest fielders in cricket history.

5.Imran Khan

Imran khan is the heroic captain of Pakistan who beat India at first in 1987. He achieved 3000 runs and 300 wickets as the second fastest in cricket. He played 58 tests and 175 ODIs in his career. He made a victory of winning the 1992 world Cup against England.

Imran Khan was the most successful captain in the history of Pakistan cricket by leading his country to victory at the 1992 Cricket World Cup.

He was also the greatest fielder in history of cricket as well as in the world.  Many of Cricket legends considered him as one of greatest fielders.  He had taken 124 catches ODI and 118 catches in Test Matches of cricket respectively. This statistics makes him as one of the greatest fielders in cricket history.

4.Ricky Ponting

Some fielders who will be retained in the mind of the cricket lovers Ricky Ponting is one of them. His test average is 51 and total run is 13,378 from 168 matches. In ODI his average is 42 and total 13,704 run from 375 matches.

Under his captaincy, Australia won in 48 Test, 164 ODI, and 7 T20 matches. Ponting achieved world cup champion’s trophy in his huge career. He retired after 2011 World Cup.

He was also the greatest fielder in history of Australian cricket as well as in the world.  Many of Cricket legends considered him as 2nd greatest fielder after Jhonty Rhodes.

He had taken 132 catches ODI and 112 catches in Test Matches of cricket respectively. This statistics makes him as one of the greatest fielders in cricket history.

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3.Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina is known as the live wire on the field. He is so Enthusiastic, Energetic, and Encouraging fielder. Raina seems as India’s Johnty. Raina is much aggressive fielder with all abilities in cricket. He has no second thoughts to catch the ball or to stop the ball.

He is one of the greatest fielders in the history of cricket as well as in the world.  Many of Cricket legends considered him as one of greatest fielders.

He had taken 137 catches ODI and 116 catches in Test Matches of cricket respectively. This statistics makes him as one of the greatest fielders in cricket history.

2.Paul Collingwood

Paul Collingwood was an amazing English fielder. He has taken the most amazing catches in cricket. He had an accurate grip with the ball. He dives as a fly on the air, saves runs, and admitted impressive run outs for the team.

Collingwood has always encouraged the English bowler to bowl cool and calm for his brilliant fielding. He was one of the greatest fielders in the history of cricket as well as in the world.

Many of Cricket legends considered him as one of greatest fielders.  He had taken 142 catches ODI and 137 catches in Test Matches of cricket respectively. This statistics makes him as one of the greatest fielders in cricket history.

1.Jhonty Rhodes

Jhonty Rhodes is to fielding that Donald Bradman is to batting. He served the team by his catching and diving power with all throwing capabilities for sure and save many runs. He made people recognize the fielding as an art. He is undoubtedly one of the greatest fielders in the history of cricket.

He has 5 catches in an ODI match. He was the greatest fielder in history of cricket in the world.  Many of Cricket legends considered him the greatest fielder in cricket.

He had taken 194 catches ODI and 131 catches in Test Matches of cricket respectively. This statistics makes him as one of the greatest fielders in cricket history.

Cricket is a game of combination. In cricket, there may have a number of dramatic fielders in comprising with some others. In the history of cricket, some legendary fielders are known as the greatest fielders’ players in the world.

Fielders are seemed to be the right player whenever in combined play with the team. The cricket lovers can find their expected results in searching the world greatest fielders in the cricket history ever in this list.

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