Fittest XI from active cricketers
The list has been made keeping in mind frequency of injuries, fielding and presence on the field.
Updated - Jul 10, 2021 3:38 pm
One-day cricket has changed a lot in the last few years. As the game has evolved during this period, we have also seen many young stars take over the world in various aspects of the game.
However, during the changing landscape of cricket, whether that of T20 cricket or ODI cricket, fitness has become a major thing of concern. Players now have to appear in more matches than ever.
The same makes it important to keep their fitness in check. Many international teams have managed to find their rhythm and work around the ways in which they can improve.
In the article, let’s look at an XI consisting of the best cricketers in terms of fitness and performance:
1. Martin Guptill
The New Zealand cricket team has been quite successful since 2013 when Brendon McCullum took over as the all-format captain. Martin Guptill has been one of the core members of this team during this period. And on the back of regular match-winning performances, he has emerged as one of the best openers in the one-day format in the world.
Even though he couldn’t make much of a mark in Test cricket, he remains one of the few consistent batters in the ODI and T20I formats. One of his greatest strengths is his fitness. He has managed to appear in almost all of the series which his team has played since he became a regular on the national side.
The way he moves on the field is quite a good testament to his fitness. He has taken some really tough catches and he always makes them look easy. For all the Indian fans, Guptill would still be remembered for his direct hit which got rid of MS Dhoni in the 2019 semi-final match. He remains a great asset for New Zealand cricket and hopefully, some of his glory days are yet to come.