Ever since former South Africa cricketer Jonty Rhodes ran Pakistan’s Inzamam-ul-Haq out during the 1992 World Cup, the fielding department started becoming a necessity area, which improved a lot in the past many years.
No doubt that Rhodes was one of the greatest fielders the game has ever produced. He wrote new definitions with his spine-tingling efforts in the outfield, diving run-outs, and his acrobatic catches have always galvanized fans.
In modern-day cricket, players like AB de Villiers, Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina, David Miller, Kieron Pollard, Steve Smith, and Ben Stokes are such names that have excelled in the fielding department and set really high standards.
Jadeja, who bagged a one-hand screamer during the second match in the recently concluded Test series between Indian and New Zealand, stirred social media. Many fans compared it to Stokes’ catch during the 2019 world cup game.
This also gave birth to a fresh debate as to who is the best fielder in the current cricket. A few hours ago, former Australian cricketer Dean Jones interacted with his fans on Twitter, where he answered many queries.
One fan brought up the red-hot topic and asked Jones to name the best fielder at present.
“@ProfDeano #askProf Current best fielder in the world?” the fan asked.
The cricketer-turned-commentator responded to the question and took the names of Jadeja and Stokes.
Jadeja, Stokes.. https://t.co/o1lxtBEMCq
— Dean Jones AM (@ProfDeano) March 25, 2020
Jadeja has played 49 Tests, 165 ODIs, and 49 T20Is in which the Saurashtra-born has taken 36, 58, and 21 catches, respectively.
Stokes, on the other hand, has featured in 63 Tests, 95 ODIs, and 26 T20I games, in which the 28-year-old has taken 72, 45, and 13 catches, respectively.