Who is your favorite fielder in Indian Premier League 2017? To make it easier, we have picked our favorite fielders playing in Vivo IPL based on consistency and impact of their fielding on the game. Here is the list of Top 10 Best Fielders in IPL as of season 10 including Indian and Overseas players.
“Catches win matches” is a phrase you’re going to hear in almost every pre or post match discussion of a cricket match. It is true as well, catches are very crucial and sometimes bring the dismissals that are crucial to win the game for a team. IPL has seen plenty of fielders who have, with their athleticism and reflexes, managed to keep the fielding tight and always have made it right for the team. So we have compiled a list of top ten best fielders in IPL as of 2017.
Top 10 Best Fielders In IPL As Of 2017
1. Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina, who has been a part of IPL for all of the seasons so far and will be completing a decade as well, has served Chennai Super Kings in the past and is now a part of Gujrat Lions. In 147 matches he has managed to catch the ball 82 times, and most of these catches are breathtaking. His fielding has an enormous impact on the game for his team.
2. AB de Villiers
Dashing ABD has played all seasons of IPL and ranks pretty high in any list of Best Fielders In IPL. In addition to his great scoring ability, he has also saved tons of runs on the field and also managed to take 66 catches in 120 matches.
3. Rohit Sharma
This shouldn’t come off as a surprise that most of the players on this list are also considered as the best fielders in international cricket. Rohit has been with Mumbai Indians for long now, and he has set an example for everyone as for how to bring agility in the field. He has caught the ball successfully for 61 times in his 142 matches.
4. Dwayne Bravo
Every time you search for best catches in IPL, you’re going to see some excellent catching in the field by this West Indian. Dwayne Bravo is without any doubt one of the best when it comes to fielding, and the best part is that it is applicable almost in any position on the field. The number of catches he has taken so far is 60.
5. Keiron Pollard
On number 5, Dwayne’s West Indian teammate is going to join. Pollard is also one of the most excellent fielders in Mumbai Indian’s squad, on countless occasions he has proven to be a wall and has stopped many boundaries. He is amog most energetic fielders on the field and has 55 catches in 106 matches.
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Indian team’s skipper is considered to be one of the finest around the globe, either its slip or point he has been able to provide the best of his fielding abilities. In IPL he has played 139 matches so far and has been able to take 55 catches. He is among the most consistent and superb fielders in IPL 2017.
7. Murali Vijay
Murli Vijay has made into this list for his consistency on the field. On an average, he takes one catch in every two matches. This clearly shows that Murali, hardly lets it go once it has landed in his pair of hands. No matter whether he is in Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils or Kings XI, his fielding is something that has remained the same.
As a batsman, one can question his consistency in Indian Premier League, where he has switched teams on multiple occasions. But, as a fielder he has been superb, be it ground fielding or catching. He’s excellent on point and has played 113 matches in which he was able to take 44 catches.
9. David Warner
Dave Warner is one of the most athletic fielders in world cricket. We all know how good David Warner is. Warner has always led by an example in the field, and he also says yes to almost every catch no matter its hard or easy, he throws in all of it. In 100 matches he has 42 catches.
10. Ravindra Jadeja
Jadeja is arguably one of the finest and one of the fastest fielders in the world. He has been one of Dhoni’s favorite as well, and he loves placing him on all of the critical points on the field. Jaddu has been active in all of the seasons of IPL, and after playing 126 matches, he has 41 catches written in his name.
These are ten finest and Best Fielders In IPL as of Season 2017 from all ten teams of present and past – i.e., Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Gujarat Lions, Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rising Pune Supergiants, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings.