Ranking the 5 fittest cricketers in world cricket currently
Fitness is an integral part of modern-day cricket.
Updated - Apr 4, 2021 10:15 am
Fitness is important in any sport. And definitely, cricket is no exception. In the modern era, there are so many cricketers who are hitting the gym on a regular basis to keep their bodies in shape. In fact, the Indian side even introduced the yo-yo test in 2017 in a bid to improve the fitness standards of Indian cricketers.
Also, the likes of Rahul Tewatia and Varun Chakravarthy could not feature in the limited-overs series for India against England, as they could not match up to the fitness standards that have been set by the Indian side.
And surely, fitness is an integral part of modern-day cricket. On that note, let us take a look at the top 5 fittest cricketers in the world currently.
Note: This list includes only those players who are actively playing international cricket
Here we rank the 5 fittest cricketers in world cricket currently
5. Ben Stokes
If you had seen the second Test between England and the West Indies in 2020, you will understand why Ben Stokes figures in the list. In the 43rd over of the innings, Ben Stokes bowled a short delivery, and Jermaine Blackwood struck the ball straight down the ground. There was no mid-off in place, and Stokes set off on a sprint. He chased the ball and stopped it inches before it reached the boundary. Even though the West Indian batsmen completed 4 runs, Stokes’ excellent effort stands testimony to his fitness and determination to give every single ounce of his energy for his country.
Stokes is an all-format player for the England side and is an integral part of both the red ball as well as the white ball setups. The 29-year-old made his international debut in 2011, and in the span of a decade, he has already played 71 Tests, and close to 100 ODI matches for England. Not only is Stokes an excellent batsman, but he is also a superb bowler who can come in and pick up crucial wickets.
The England all-rounder has also taken several stunners on the field. While Stokes has scored 4631 runs and taken 163 wickets in Test cricket, he has also scored 2817 runs in ODI cricket and scalped 74 wickets. Even in the IPL, Stokes has featured in 42 matches and scored 920 runs at a strike rate of 135.10. And surely, Stokes is the fittest England cricketer today.