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Cricketweb decides the best fielder ever

G.I.Joe

International Coach
Another contest. I'm stealing your thunder, mr_mister :cool:

Not meant to be a strict taxonomical exercise*, so we're not going to moan about slip fielders and outfielders sharing the field here (apologies for the low quality pun).

10 nominations per person. Players nominated thrice get in. 32 players should be a good number, I reckon.

*Exception - Wicketkeepers are not eligible. They're an entirely different breed with arguably greater opportunities to display their skills than other fielders. Fielders who have kept wicket occasionally will be judged on their fielding at other positions. Please refrain from insisting on nominating regular wicketkeepers who may have fielded at other positions on occasion. That's not a loophole; just a silly point (better pun).
 

a massive zebra

International Vice-Captain
EM Grace
Gilbert Jessop
Learie Constantine
Bobby Simpson
Colin Bland
Eknath Solkar
Derek Randall
Roger Harper
Jonty Rhodes
Tillakaratne Dilshan
 

kyear2

International Captain
Garry Sobers
Viv Richards
Greg Chappell
Ricky Ponting
Mark Waugh
A.B. de Villiers
Clive Lloyd
Jhonty Rhodes
Herchelle Gibbs
 

jaideep

U19 12th Man
Jonty Rhodes
Ricky Ponting
Andy Symonds
Brian Lara
Eknath Solkar
Bob Simpson
Herschelle Gibbs
Mark Waugh
Roger Harper
Paul Collingood
 

Camo999

State 12th Man
Very interesting. And very difficult to know how to rate specialists like David Boon and Mark Taylor who were among the best at short leg and slip respectively - critical positions - but not necessarily highly athletic 'all-round' type fielders.

Chris Jordan
Learie Constantine
Garry Sobers
Viv Richards
Jonty Rhodes
Ricky Ponting
Andrew Symonds
Tillekeratne Dilshan
AB De Villiers
Eknath Solkar
 

AndyZaltzHair

International Coach
Colin Bland
Jonty Rhodes
Punter
Bob Simpson
Roger Harper
Andrew Symonds
Sobers
Clive Lloyd
Eknath Solkar
Learie Constantine
 

viriya

International Captain
Roshan Mahanama
Tillakaratne Dilshan
Jonty Rhodes
Herschelle Gibbs
Ricky Ponting
Paul Collingwood
AB de Villiers
Kane Williamson
Steven Smith
Michael Hussey
Martin Guptill
 
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Noble One

International Vice-Captain
J. Rhodes
R. Ponting
A. Symonds
M. Waugh
AB de Villiers
P. Collingwood
R. Harper
D. Leverock
H. Gibbs
A. Border
 

ImpatientLime

International Regular
Chris Jordan
yeah he's not out of place at all here, an absolute freak in the field.

****e at everything else mind. easily the worst player in this thread so far.

jonty was painfully average with the bat though and look how fondly he's remembered.

bland
harper
ponting
symonds
rhodes
ABDV
gibbs
viv
mark waugh
trescothick (because no one else will mention him, the most underrated slipper of them all)
 
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JTemperance

Cricket Spectator
Ricky Ponting
Mark Waugh
Andrew Symonds
Paul Collingwood
AB de Villiers
Herschelle Gibbs
Jacques Kallis
Ajinkya Rahane
Kieron Pollard
Glenn Maxwell
 

Furball

Evil Scotsman
I'm actually amazed no-one's nominated Michael Clarke yet. He was an incredible fielder in his younger days.

Ponting
ABdV
Symonds
Clarke
Herschelle Gibbs
James Anderson (reckon he's the best fielder out of any fast bowler I've seen)
Flintoff (brilliant at slip, rocket arm from the outfield)
Guptill

Will have a think about the other 2.
 

ImpatientLime

International Regular
flintoff put down too many at slip. so overrated in the cordon. sound all rounder though (in the field that is).

can't believe i forgot trevor penney. he was immaculate.
 

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