ICC World Cup 2019: Fielding rating of all the ten teams
While a few teams are unbelievable and terrific on the field, some others are yet to reach their full potential.
Updated - Apr 24, 2021 11:49 am
“Runs saved is equivalent to the runs scored” – As cliched as this saying might sound; it still holds a great value in modern-day cricket. Fielding, although one of the most underrated, is one of the most important aspects of cricket. In the last few years, international teams have laid critical emphasis on their fielding standards and the standards have raised immensely.
The teams undergo extensive drills in order to hone the skills and move faster on the ground. Reflexes, catching, boundary fielding and various other aspects are worked upon. However, despite all the efforts that go into this aspect of the game, international teams have struggled to maintain consistency with the fielding levels. While a few teams are unbelievable and terrific on the field, some others are yet to reach their full potential.
Here is the fielding rating for each of the ten teams in the World Cup 2019:
1. New Zealand – 9/10:
New Zealand, one of the underdogs in the World Cup 2019, is one of those teams which is exceptional on the field. They are amongst the top-rated teams taking part in the tournament this year. The Kiwi squad is stocked with agile players who have all got terrific arms are always on their toes pre-meditating what the batsman might attempt while fielding inside the circle and cover a great distance when around the ropes.
Skipper Kane Williamson sets great example leading the side from the front even on the field. Moreover, Martin Guptill, Colin de Grandhomme, Trent Boult, and all others are extremely agile. Ross Taylor, who is one of the possible weak links in the side is a safe catcher as well. Most men in the Blackcaps side are safe catches even if it is an edge flying sharply across or a skier.