T20 World Cup 2021: Best fielder from each team

T20 World Cup 2021: Best fielder from each team

With the shortest format now presenting itself in the form of the ICC 2021 World T20, let’s check out each team’s premier fielder.

Kieron Pollard of West Indies
Kieron Pollard of West Indies. (Photo by RANDY BROOKS/AFP via Getty Images)

In the modern-day times of T20 cricket, the skill of fielding has taken an utmost prominence. Since the ball is been constantly whacked or attacked, the personnel guarding the fences are always seen on their toes. While earlier when a full-stretch dive to save a particular boundary used to be considered a luxury, now it’s just become mere normalcy.  

Plucking the balls from inside the boundary ropes or just above the fences has also now become a new stereotype perhaps with some even seizing the ball in pairs. Overall, just like the skill of batting, T20 cricket has also wholeheartedly revolutionized the skill of guarding as the fielders are now not less than any extravagant forces present on the park. 

Hence, with regards to the shortest format now presenting itself in the form of the ICC 2021 World T20, let’s check out each team’s premier fielder. 

1. Australia- Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

For Australia to have a robust day onto the field, the side has a group of 4-6 solid gun fielders. The likes of Warner and Steve Smith can equally guard any region of the park alongside Mitchell Starc, who has a missile-like throwing arm. Even captain Finch himself can pluck some remarkable catches inside the ring but then someone who even further elevates this skill for the Aussies is the flashing presence of Glenn Maxwell. 

As a ductile fielder, Maxwell can place himself anywhere inside the ground. In the powerplays, his full-length dives assure a boundary save from the backward point region along with sometimes a seal at the covers. The cricketer can also become a very effective hunter as he barely misses when it comes to taking a shy at the stumps. Also during the business phases of the game, Maxwell becomes that promising entity who regularly likes grabbing unimaginable catches. 

Overall, in his 300-plus game T20 career, Maxwell has picked 161 catches along with 35 catches in the T20Is. All in all, whether it’s batting, bowling or fielding, the 32-year old seems to be a glory card for Australia in the mega event.

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