On cricket field we have seen some of the best fielders from different countries, and here we are listing most consistent top 10 best fielders in Cricket. Responsibility of a fielder is huge, they have to be alert all the time, they need to run all the time. At the end of the day number of runs you saved in field could be the difference between your team and opposition team. In fact there is a famous line that “Take the catch to win the match” because a good batsman only makes one mistake in a day and fielder need to be alert to grab that chance. Cricket is an old game and we have seen many generations of cricket. But the importance to fielding has been given mostly at the start of 90s. Here is the list of Top 10 best Fielders in Cricket of all time which features mostly those cricketers who started playing in or after late 80s.
List of Top 10 Best Fielders in Cricket of All Time
1. Jonty Rhodes
Without any doubt and undisputed number one when it comes to Top 10 Best Fielders in Cricket of all time. With him in the side, SA probably was with one extra fielder on the ground. He flew like superman on cricket field and is favourite of all cricket fans around the world.
2. Adam Gilchrist
We considered him as fielder and when we did that he is automatically one of the Top 10 Best Fielders of all time in cricket. Of course when it comes to wicket keeper, he is number one.
3. Ricky Ponting.
Ricky Ponting once said that he knew he can’t be a good bowler and still want to be part of the whole game so he focused on his fielding as well. And oh boy!how good he focused on that. He always remained the best fielder of Australia and also one of top 10 Best fielders in cricket history.
4. Herchell Gibbs
After Jonty Rhodes, Gibbs was the best South African fielder as well as one of the top 10 Best fielders in cricket history. But as much he will be remembered for his spectacular catches, he will also be remembered for his drop catch of Steve Waugh in World Cup 1999 Super Six match. Steve Waugh went on to make century and won the match for Australia which proved vital in Semi Final game which was a tie.
Gibbs Dropped Catch
5. AB Develiers
Probably the best cricketer of current generation. His batting as well as his fielding is top notch and definitely he is above the rest. He is electric as fielder and also keep wickets.
6. Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard is one of the best ever fielder of West Indies and also one of the Top 10 Best Fielders in cricket history. He is known for his superb fielding on the boundary, where he has pulled some unbelievable catches.
7. Andrew Symonds
Andrew Symonds may have attitude problem and a controversial career but he will be remembered for his cricketing skill more than any thing else. Apart from being a fabulous and destructive batsman and a part time bowler, he was also a great and one of top 10 best fielders in cricket.
8. Roger Harper
Harper is one of the most athletic fielders to walk on to a cricket field. During their glory days, Harper was almost a permanent 12th man for the West Indies, but usually fielded the entire time so that their legendary fast bowlers could take a much deserved break.
9. Paul Collingwood
Paul Collingwood was a better fielder than a batsman or bowler. He was superb on field and was a treat for the eye. He was the best English fielder and one of best ever of all time in the world.
10. Mark Waugh
Mark Waugh was a superb athlete and was electric as well as elegant on field. As a slip fielder he was composed and rarely dropped anything and as a ground fielder he was electric and sharp.