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The 2023 ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup is set to be held in India, commencing on October 5th and concluding on November 19th, 2023. Ten national teams will participate in this competition, including Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, and Sri Lanka. This event is expected to deliver intense cricketing action, culminating in the final match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Cricket, often referred to as the “Gentlemen’s game,” is not only about batting and bowling prowess but also the art of fielding. Fielders play a pivotal role in a team’s success like stopping runs, taking spectacular catches, and even in run-outs. In this article, we’ll explore the top 10 fielders to watch in ODI World Cup 2023.

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Top 10 Fielders To Watch in ODI World Cup 2023

S.No Players Team
1 Ravindra Jadeja India
2 Glenn Maxwell Australia
3 Steve Smith Australia
4 Virat Kohli India
5 David Miler South Africa
6 Ben Stokes (England)
7 Glenn Philips New Zealand
8 Trent Boult New Zealand
9 Joe Root England
10 Mitchell Santner New Zealand

Ravindra Jadeja (India)

Ravindra Jadeja | KreedOn
Source: Facebook

Ravindra Jadeja, affectionately known as “Sir Jadeja,” is hailed as one of the finest fielders in modern cricket. He combines impeccable reflexes, exceptional agility, and a rocket arm to make him an outstanding fielder. His fielding brilliance often saves vital runs and creates opportunities for his team. His direct hits at the stumps and sensational catches make him a game-changer in the field.

  • Ravindra Jadeja Batting And Fielding Stats
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 67 98 21 2804 175* 36.41 4915 57.04 3 19 283 58 41 0
ODIs 186 127 45 2636 87 32.14 3122 84.43 0 13 192 51 67 0
T20Is 64 34 15 457 46* 24.05 367 124.52 0 0 34 12 24 0
FC 122 180 29 6900 331 45.69 11766 58.64 12 36 725 117 92 0
List A 239 171 57 3685 134 32.32 4280 86.09 2 18 268 78 89 0
T20s 308 220 89 3359 62* 25.64 2599 129.24 0 2 244 121 125 0

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Glenn Maxwell (Australia)

Top 10 Fielders To Watch in ODI World Cup 2023 - Glenn Maxwell | KreedOn
Source: Sky Sports

Glenn Maxwell is renowned for his electrifying fielding. He patrols the boundary with grace, covers the ground swiftly, and is a reliable catcher. His ability to take wickets with direct throws adds another dimension to his fielding prowess. Maxwell’s agility and quick reflexes have often turned the tide in favor of Australia. He is known for his ability to save runs and create pressure on the opposition.

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  • Glenn Maxwell Batting & Fielding Stats
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 7 14 1 339 104 26.07 570 59.47 1 0 33 7 5 0
ODIs 129 118 14 3495 108 33.60 2803 124.68 2 23 333 128 81 0
T20Is 98 90 14 2159 145* 28.40 1430 150.97 3 10 176 106 41 0
FC 69 115 10 4147 278 39.49 5614 73.86 7 24 469 65 58 0
List A 204 185 22 5428 146 33.30 4506 120.46 5 33 525 191 127 0
T20s 405 383 53 9099 154* 27.57 5974 152.31 5 52 769 443 193 0

Steve Smith (Australia)

Top 10 Fielders To Watch in ODI World Cup 2023- Steve Smith | KreedOn
Source: Cricket World

Steve Smith, one of the world’s finest batsmen, is also a stellar fielder. Although primarily known for his batting, his fielding skills are equally exceptional. Smith’s ability to take sharp catches and his presence in the slip cordon make him a valuable asset for Australia. His athleticism and quick reactions often result in crucial breakthroughs for his team.

  • Steve Smith Batting & Fielding Stats
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 102 181 22 9320 239 58.61 17292 53.89 32 39 1026 52 168 0
ODIs 145 129 15 5054 164 44.33 5765 87.66 12 30 446 49 82 0
T20Is 63 51 11 1008 90 25.20 805 125.21 0 4 85 24 39 0
FC 164 283 32 13942 239 55.54 25241 55.23 48 60 1599 100 260 0
List A 194 176 27 7071 164 47.45 7999 88.39 15 44 601 98 111 0
T20s 240 211 45 5150 125* 31.02 4036 127.60 3 22 443 133 131 0

Virat Kohli (India)

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Source : Mint

Virat Kohli, renowned for his exceptional batting skills, has also established himself as one of the world’s premier fielders in cricket. With his impressive speed, agility in the outfield, and reliable catching ability, he adds immense value to the Indian team. Kohli’s commitment to fielding sets an example for his team, and his quick throws have led to vital run-outs. He is a complete package on the cricket field.

  • Virat Kohli Batting & Fielding Stats
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 111 187 11 8676 254* 49.29 15708 55.23 29 29 966 24 110 0
ODIs 281 269 41 13083 183 57.38 13950 93.78 47 66 1226 142 145 0
T20Is 115 107 31 4008 122* 52.73 2905 137.96 1 37 356 117 50 0
FC 143 235 18 10925 254* 50.34 19611 55.70 36 37 1279 39 141 0
List A 315 302 44 14525 183 56.29 15486 93.79 51 74 1390 166 163 0
T20s 374 357 68 11965 122* 41.40 8972 133.35 8 91 1069 371 170 0

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David Miler (South Africa)

David Miler | KreedOn
Source: The Cricketer

David Miller, the South African cricket stalwart, is renowned for his exceptional fielding abilities, which extend across various positions on the field. His prowess particularly shines when it comes to handling high balls under intense pressure situations. Miller’s reliability as a fielder makes him the go-to player for crucial moments, solidifying his status as one of the team’s finest in the field.

  • David Miler Batting & Fielding Stats
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 160 137 41 4090 139 42.60 3958 103.33 5 23 305 118 73 0
T20Is 114 99 34 2216 106* 34.09 1532 144.64 2 6 147 106 77 1
FC 63 99 7 3342 177 36.32 5782 57.80 6 19 459 42 73 0
List A 263 228 58 7118 139 41.87 7048 100.99 9 45 542 203 118 0
T20s 454 411 137 9727 120* 35.50 7009 138.77 4 44 683 435 286 1

Ben Stokes (England)

Ben Stokes | Top 10 Fielders To Watch in ODI World Cup 2023- KreedOn
Source : The Guardian

Ben Stokes has undergone a remarkable transformation in international cricket, evolving into a complete cricketer. His batting and bowling prowess consistently secures victories for England. Additionally, Stokes has honed his fielding skills to a level of excellence. His unforgettable mid-wicket catch to dismiss South Africa’s Andile Phehlukwayo during the World Cup showcased his exceptional fielding abilities. Stokes is rapidly ascending towards cricketing greatness, and he may be remembered as one of the greatest fielders among legendary all-rounders.

  • Ben Stokes Batting & Fielding Stats
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 97 175 7 6117 258 36.41 10335 59.18 13 30 716 124 102 0
ODIs 108 93 15 3159 182 40.50 3278 96.36 4 22 256 98 49 0
T20Is 43 36 9 585 52* 21.66 457 128.00 0 1 42 22 22 0
FC 177 301 15 10194 258 35.64 22 50 144 0
List A 179 157 24 5060 182 38.04 5169 97.89 8 29 428 160 80 0
T20s 159 145 23 3023 107* 24.77 2269 133.23 2 10 246 123 74 0

Glenn Philips (New Zealand)

 Glenn Phillips | KreedOn
Source: ESPNcricinfo

Glenn Phillips of New Zealand is a sensational fielder, known for his agility and speed on the cricket field. Besides his fielding prowess, Phillips is also a proficient wicketkeeper when required. His memorable acrobatic fielding during the 2022 T20 World Cup has etched itself in the memories of cricket fans. Batsmen often think twice before taking a risky shot in his direction, a testament to his reputation as a game-changing fielder.

  • Glenn Phillips Batting & Fielding Stats
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 52 52 26.00 119 43.69 0 1 6 1 1 0
ODIs 20 15 1 450 72 32.14 499 90.18 0 2 33 16 11 0
T20Is 63 56 8 1559 108 32.47 1071 145.56 2 9 109 78 39 2
FC 49 85 6 3295 147 41.70 5060 65.11 8 21 411 82 46 0
List A 71 66 3 2123 156 33.69 2393 88.71 5 5 217 65 46 2
T20s 218 206 27 5777 116* 32.27 4073 141.83 5 39 443 308 116 10

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Trent Boult (New Zealand)

Trent Boult | Top 10 Fielders To Watch in ODI World Cup 2023- KreedOn
Source: Wisden

Trent Boult has earned a reputation as one of the standout fielders in the 2023 ODI World Cup, thanks to his remarkable athleticism and lightning-fast reflexes. His incredible speed and agility, coupled with his impeccable judgment when it comes to catching, make him an indispensable asset for any team in the tournament.

Being a left-arm fast bowler, Boult frequently finds himself in key boundary positions, tasked with taking catches from high-flying shots by opposition batsmen. His robust technique further enhance his fielding prowess, ensuring that he consistently secures crucial catches and prevents opposing teams from accumulating vital runs. Boult’s fielding skills undoubtedly contribute significantly to his team’s success in the competition.

  • Trent Boult Batting & Fielding Stats
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 78 94 46 759 52* 15.81 1265 60.00 0 1 82 30 43 0
ODIs 104 48 25 195 21* 8.47 254 76.77 0 0 19 6 39 0
T20Is 55 12 7 32 8 6.40 42 76.19 0 0 2 0 20 0
FC 113 136 56 1212 61 15.15 2178 55.64 0 2 137 45 59 0
List A 133 62 30 250 21* 7.81 333 75.07 0 0 23 6 49 0
T20s 194 49 34 160 23* 10.66 162 98.76 0 0 5 8 70 0

Joe Root (England)

Top 10 Fielders To Watch in ODI World Cup 2023 - Joe Root | KreedOn
Source: The Guardian

Joe Root has demonstrated exceptional fielding skills and he’s proven to be a reliable asset in the limited-overs format. His standout performance includes taking three catches in a single match against South Africa during the 2019 World Cup, where he was part of England’s triumphant squad. As the 2023 ODI World Cup approaches, Root aims to further solidify his fielding legacy.

  • Joe Root Batting & Fielding Stats
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 135 247 20 11416 254 50.29 20113 56.75 30 60 1247 43 183 0
ODIs 162 151 23 6246 133* 48.79 7204 86.70 16 36 499 47 80 0
T20Is 32 30 5 893 90* 35.72 707 126.30 0 5 92 16 18 0
FC 203 355 31 16029 254 49.47 28087 57.06 42 79 1796 54 228 0
List A 201 189 29 7530 133* 47.06 8805 85.51 17 45 615 52 92 0
T20s 97 87 17 2235 92* 31.92 1751 127.64 0 14 244 33 47 0

Mitchell Santner (New Zealand)

Mitchell Santner | Top 10 Fielders To Watch in ODI World Cup 2023 - KreedOn
Source : The Cricketer

Mitchell Santner, hailing from New Zealand, has indeed made notable contributions to his national cricket team. He has showcased his skills in both batting and bowling, proving to be a valuable asset. In addition to his international endeavors, Santner’s journey took an exciting turn when he joined the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2019. His versatility as an all-rounder, offering both batting and bowling capabilities, has been an asset for the franchise. Notably, his fielding skills have also added value to the team’s overall performance.

  • Mitchell Santner Batting & Fielding Stats
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 24 32 1 766 126 24.70 1803 42.48 1 2 90 18 16 0
ODIs 94 71 26 1252 67 27.82 1404 89.17 0 3 94 33 38 0
T20Is 90 62 27 569 77* 16.25 458 124.23 0 1 43 18 36 0
FC 59 91 5 2656 136 30.88 5224 50.84 4 14 334 49 50 0
List A 124 98 28 1967 86 28.10 2205 89.20 0 8 166 49 54 0
T20s 177 135 51 2035 92* 24.22 1516 134.23 0 6 157 92 64 0

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