Jonty Rhodes names his Top 5 fielders in the world
Jonty Rhodes was asked by the ICC to select the top 5 fielders in the world. He has one Indian all-rounder at the top. Of the five, one is from England, two from South Africa, one from Australia and one from India.
Jonty Rhode’s Top Five Fielders in the World
- Suresh Raina
- AB De Villiers
- Herschel Gibbs
- Paul Collingwood
- Andrew Symonds
Jonty Rhodes has placed Andrew Symonds of Australia in fifth place in his list of top five fielders. Former England captain Paul Collingwood is in fourth place. South Africa’s Herschel Gibbs and AB de Villiers are in third and second place respectively. In the first place, Jonty Rhodes gave place to Indian all-rounder Suresh Raina.
Why did Jonty choose Raina as the best fielder?
Fielding legend Jonty Rhodes said the two of us have exactly the same philosophy. Raina has a sense of excitement during practice. Raina never thinks about whether she will dive or not, she makes a quick decision. This is the greatest quality of a good fielder.
Even then, Jonty said of Raina, he is a great fielder at any end of the field as well as catching great catches. It’s good to see him fielding all the time and I enjoy his game. So right now and in my eyes the number one best fielder.
Suresh Raina has followed the same path since Mahendra Singh Dhoni retired from international cricket. He was away from international cricket for many days. But IPL is ahead. Jonty Rhodes is hopeful that Raina will once again shine for Chennai Super Kings.