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    The Best Fieldsmen I Have Seen

    The Sean prompted the idea for this thread when he mentioned Colin Bland.So, The BEST Fielders I have SEEN play are as follows:-

    1. Colin Bland
    2. Derek Randall
    3. Norm O'Neill
    4. Neil Harvey
    5. Jonty Rhodes
    6. Mark Waugh
    7. Andrew Symonds
    8. Allan Border
    9. Bobby Simpson
    10.Conrad Hunte

    Thats MY Top Ten.Remember you have to have seen them play
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    Call me crazy, but I think Ponting is the best all around fielder going in the game today, above Symonds. When I think of fielding, I really think of catching as IMO it is much more important than ground fielding in Tests. And Collingwood is up there on that criteria too.
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    Not discrediting you... just want your view.... Eknath Solker, Carl Hooper? Aren't you rating Mark Waugh very highly? What about Adam Bacher, Gibbs?
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    Yes, Collingwood is so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    He's also a very solid slipper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratyush View Post
    Not discrediting you... just want your view.... Eknath Solker, Carl Hooper? Aren't you rating Mark Waugh very highly? What about Adam Bacher, Gibbs?
    Mark Waugh was an outstanding fielder. Made it look totally effortless. Chris Harris and Lou Vincent are the best kiwi fielders I have seen
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    Mark Waugh for mine. Great slipper, great inside the circle in ODIs and could field on the boundary as well.

    Ever notice how he'd take blinders, but never end up with grass stains on his whites? It was like he landed on a soft cushion. I'll always remember that catch he took off Laxman in the last Test in the 01 series in India. It took Laxman about 30 seconds to leave - not because he disputed his dismissal (caught short mid wicket) but I think he just could not believe that anyone could have taken that catch. I still can't. It was one of the great catches.

    I saw him do something seemingly simple but which remains one of the more remarkable things I've seen on a cricket field at such a high level, but which went largely un-noticed.

    Shane Warne was bowling from the Randwick End at the SCG and Waugh was at silly mid off. It was windy, and as Warne let the ball go, Waugh's white floppy hat flew off his head. He caught it with his left hand, just as the batsman blocked the ball on the bounce to his right. He grabbed the ball with his right hand and backhanded it at the stumps, while still re-arranging his hat with his left hand. A moment both sublime and ridiculous.

    The guy could do anything as a fieldsman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Call me crazy, but I think Ponting is the best all around fielder going in the game today, above Symonds. When I think of fielding, I really think of catching as IMO it is much more important than ground fielding in Tests.
    Yeah, I agree. Symonds is a great outfielder and a great cover fieldsman, but the true test of a fielder's worth in tests IMO is his fielding in the slips. I don't recall ever seeing Symonds in there - possibly because he's valuable elsewhere, I suppose. But Ponting has all you'd want for a point or cover fieldsman as well as being a fine slip as well.
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    Solkar in that XI, surely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    Mark Waugh was an outstanding fielder.
    Don't get me wrong. I have seen Mark Waugh field plenty. Just don't think he deserves a top 5 position for the number of years JBMAC has watched cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratyush View Post
    Don't get me wrong. I have seen Mark Waugh field plenty. Just don't think he deserves a top 5 position for the number of years JBMAC has watched cricket.
    I think he's worthy of it tbh. Sounds like Burgey does too

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    A number of people may think I'm mad but Dwayne Bravo is the best athlete I have ever seen on a cricket pitch.

    He also is the best fielder off his own bowling I have ever seen.

    The only thing that stops me from saying he is the best fielder I have ever seen full stop is occasional lapses in concentration and the fact that he dosen't hit the stumps as much as I would like.

    He is certainly up there with Collingwood as far as frequency of spectacular catches is concerned.

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