Cricket has been more seen as a batsmen game and merely a bowler’s game but a team may be of a magnificent fielders to make it look great team. Here We Going to present the list of Greatest Fielders in History of Cricket, who have sacrificed pleasures for good fitness levels and won matches for their country with their Great fielding.  It will be pertinent to mnetion here that fielding has turned out to be as important part of the game of cricket like batting and bowling. Nevertheless, the phrase ‘catches win matches’ justifies the pivotal role of fielding in cricket nowadays.

Greatest Fielders in History of Cricket

 Jhonty Rhodes

Greatest Fielders in History of Cricket

What Donald Bradman is to batting, Jhonty Rhodes is to fielding.Rhodes is the cricketer who made people recognize fielding as an art and he was the greatest artist in this art. He was undoubtedly the best fielder in the history of cricket.

In the field his acrobatic movement was something unbelievable and real entertainment for the spectators. His could serve his team through his diving power, catching power and above all throwing capabilities which, Run Outs Many Great Batsmen and for sure, save many runs for his team. Jhonty is the only player who Took 5 catches in a ODI match. his “extraordinary fielding” brought up him into the limelight. He is best remembered for his diving run out to Inzamam-ul-Haq in 1992 world cups. without any hesitation he is the No#1 fielder in cricket.

Herschelle Gibbs

Herschelle Gibbs

Harschell Gibbs, who is the also 5th in List of Highest Number of Centuries Scorers. 19th in List of Most Man of the Match Awards in ODIs.

Another Outstanding South African in the List of “Greatest Fielders” of all time. Gibbs Was Also very good players of RUGBY. the reason is very clear for their outstanding fielding abilities. Herschelle Gibbs is so athletic in the field, he dives so amazingly, catches the ball with great grip, is lethal at throwing. He has turned the momentum of the game in various occasions for South Africa. Gibbs was the talented fielder and a great successor to South Africa’s fielding talent with Jhonty Rhodes.

Ricky Ponting

Greatest Fielders in History of Cricket

Rickey Ponting Who is also 9th in List of Highest Paid Cricket Players. 6th in All Time Greatest Batsmen List. 2nd in List of Highest Number of Centuries Scorers

Former Australian Captain Ricky Ponting though he in known for his great batting and captaincy, but he was also the greatest ever fielder in history of Australian cricket. Many of Cricket Pundits Considered Him As 2nd Greatest Fielder after Rhodes.  Ponting is brilliant wherever you place him, but it is his speed in the inner ring that makes him a truly special fielder. He cuts off the angles, pulls off brilliant run outs and takes wonderful catches. On more than one occasion, Ponting has changed the course of a game with his fielding. He Tooks 194 catches in Test Matches and 160 catches ODI version of cricket respectively which itself reflects his great fielding talent. watch one hour video of his direct hits.

Paul Collingwood

Greatest Fielders in History of Cricket

He is not a great Batsmen or Bowler and was not very Successful Captain, but he is the Greatest Fielder England ever Produced. Paul has taken amazing catches in international cricket. He has a perfect grip with the ball. Paul dives well in the air, saves runs, and has impressive run outs for the English team. He has always made his way as the best English fielder. With his brilliant fielding, Collingwood has always encouraged the English bowler to bowl cool and calm. Click here to Watch his one of the Greatest Catch

Andrew Symonds

Greatest Fielders in History of Cricket

Andrew Symonds is the Former Australian Middle Order Batsmen and Medium Pace Bowler. Symonds has proved himself as talented in fielding.He has every rights to stay at the fifth spot of the list. Wonderfully athletic and blessed with a powerful arm he has been responsible for moments of breathtaking brilliance. Symonds has been seen most flexible in anticipating the Cricket ball. He has saved many runs, has various run outs in his name and over time he has changed the scenario of the game with his brilliant fielding.

Top 5 Greatest Fielders in History of Cricket.

1. Jhonty Rhodes
2. Herschelle Gibbs
3. Ricky Ponting
4. Paul Collingwood
5. Andrew Symonds

Let us know about your  take about the Greatest Fielders in History of Cricket (in comments section below).

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  • Steve Daniel Thomas

    Jesus F***ing Christ – who wrote this terrible, terrible article? The worst example of grammar I think I have ever seen. Paul Collingwood was “not a very successful captain”?! Just to educate you here; you do realize that he captained England to their first ever limited overs trophy with the World Twenty/20 cup, don’t you?! And Ponting was “known for his captaincy”?! You must be aware of his embarrassingly awful record as THE worst Australian Ashes captain, of all time? Yea, you must be aware, as you wrote this talentless article… Please remove yourself from any opportunity to write anything, ever again (particularly if it manages to be seen by the general public). You sir, are a terrible individual.

    • thank you sir for your encouragement.

      • Mopples

        +1 for the amazing reply.

        I would suggest Mr. Thomas was either having a terrible day or needs to work on his anger.

      • Aman Singh

        mr thomas was just showing his true englishman spirit.
        he might have not said all this if this was written by an austrailian or englishman

  • Magnum Clore

    Sorry to say real bad article, You forgot Players like Dravid, Yuvraj etc,. Symonds and Gibbs clearly cant be in the list.

    • Dravid Was a Great Slip Fielder, his ground fielding was not great like these 5 guys. this is what i think. yuvraj is at 6th position in my mind.

  • asif

    imran nazir and kaif

  • both are wonderful, but i don’t think they should be in top 5.

  • John

    Wow seriously! No Derek Randall, no Chris Harris? Has all cricket only happened in the last ten years?

  • bala

    this is really true and best.the article is not partial.its one of the best work

  • Train Stationer

    Colin Bland was way better than any on this list

  • sakthivel

    It seems the author never seen Augustine Logie or Mohd. Azharudhin fielded, Logie not played much games, but his fielding techniques were legendary he is the one who won the man of the match award for his fielding skills(man of the match as a substitute fielder).

  • Mike

    In 1965 Colin Bland(SA’s tour to the UK) demonstrated his prowess(in an exhibition) as the greatest out fielder(cover fielder) of all time when he struck the leg stump,middle stump and off stump in that order in 4 balls from about 35 yards out from the stumps.Over a thousand spectators watched him perform this feat .On that same tour he ran out Ken Barrington and Jim Parks when they ventured out of their crease in either the second or third test.

  • Mike

    Colin Bland’s
    incomparable fielding is The Ultimate Benchmark against which all outfielding should
    be measured. Many have said that he was selected soley and purely for his
    outstanding fielding(although a topnotch batsman – Test average a fraction
    under 50). No batsman dare take an extra run or even a so called easy single
    when the ball was driven ( even remotely) in his direction .Ken Barrington (one
    of England’s finest batsman) and
    wicketkeeper Jim Parks discovered this too late, when each lost their wicket in the same Test at Lords(same innings) in
    1965. Both were brilliantly run out by a direct hit from his trademark flat throw.
    Colin Bland during that same tour attracted a crowd of over a thousand people
    when he demonstrated his exceptional prowess as “The Outfielder” .His team mate
    Graeme Pollock (one of the world’s finest left-hand batsman) hit the ball about
    35 to forty yards away from the stumps to Bland who hit the leg stump, middle
    stump and off stump in that order in 4 balls. Colin Cowdrey (one of England’s
    greats) suggested that at each county match played by South Africa thereafter,
    the county should select its best fielder and challenge him to a fielding

    Summing up:
    Seeing Colin Bland racing after the ball ,then swooping ,gathering and flat throwing it in, all in one motion, into the wicketkeepers gloves inches above
    the bails, every time was a WONDER to behold.

    Like the “Great Don” he was in a class of his