Rating 10 best fielders at the moment
In modern-day cricket, where even Test matches are getting decided on the slightest of the margins, saving runs is considered as the most valuable aspect of the game.
Updated - Jan 21, 2020 10:17 am
During the earlier days of cricket, fielding was regarded as the least important among all the three departments of the game. However, as the days passed and cricket evolved, players understood the importance of saving runs.
In modern-day cricket, where even Test matches are getting decided on the slightest of the margins, saving runs is considered as the most valuable aspect of the game. And there are some cricketers who don’t regularly put a great impact with bat and the ball, but their commitment towards fielding has earned them a cult status in recent times.
Here we look at 10 such cricketers and rate them on a scale from one to ten:
1. Ravindra Jadeja: 9.5/10
Choosing the best was a tough nut to crack, but given the longevity of his career and how he continues to be an important member of team India in across formats, Ravindra Jadeja undoubtedly deserves the highest marks when it comes to fielding.
From his sharp presence at point, and in other parts of the field as well, to his lightning-fast run-outs, the 31-year-old has proven that there are not many fielders like him in the world of cricket at the moment.
In the ICC World Cup in England last year, Jadeja played only 2 matches and fielded in few others as a substitute. And despite his limited presence, he emerged as the best fielder of the tournament saving at least seven runs more than any other cricketer. Second-best fielder Martin Guptill had played seven more matches than him.