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The greatest fielders from each nation

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Not a poll or anything, just a thread for conversation about the great fielders, and also for posting any links/articles about guys who were great fielders.

Would be great to get some earlier era info too.
 

Burgey

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Off the top of my head:

Aus - Ponting, M Waugh, Symonds, Harvey, Border
SA - Rhodes, Bland, de Villiers
Eng - Collingwood, Pratt
WI - Sobers, Richards, Logie, Harper, Haynes, Lloyd
India - Solkar, Dravid
Pakistan - N/A
SL - N/A
NZ - Harris
 

Blocky

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Off the top of my head:

Aus - Ponting, M Waugh, Symonds, Harvey, Border
SA - Rhodes, Bland, de Villiers
Eng - Collingwood, Pratt
WI - Sobers, Richards, Logie, Harper, Haynes, Lloyd
India - Solkar, Dravid
Pakistan - N/A
SL - N/A
NZ - Harris
England - Chris Jordan
Pakistan - Afridi (youth)
SL - Jayawardene
NZ - Guptill, Harris, Williamson, Watling (pre keeper days)
SA - Herchelle Gibbs, Boeta Dippenaar
 

Tom Flint

International Debutant
Good slippers don't automatically make great fielders. In fact some of the best slip catchers only end up in there as they are terrible outfielders. I can't imagine the likes of Richards, Dravid, m Waugh being as quick or athletic at point or on the boundary as Rhodes warner collingwood warner.
England - collingwood
S.a - Rhodes
Nz - boult
WI - Darren bravo
Sri Lanka - dilshan
 

Burgey

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Good slippers don't automatically make great fielders. In fact some of the best slip catchers only end up in there as they are terrible outfielders. I can't imagine the likes of Richards, Dravid, m Waugh being as quick or athletic at point or on the boundary as Rhodes warner collingwood warner.
England - collingwood
S.a - Rhodes
Nz - boult
WI - Darren bravo
Sri Lanka - dilshan
I commend the highlights of Australia's innings in the 1975 WC final to you if you're not sure about Richards fielding. He was flat out brilliant. As was Mark Waugh. Anywhere.
 

Immenso

International Regular
Richards and Waugh were sensational outfielders.

Richards famous for his 1975 World Cup fielding exploits.
 

Zinzan

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Think you have to differentiate between great slippers/ specialist catches and general outfielders known for their speed, athleticism etc.

For NZ

Best slippers:

Coney, Fleming, Taylor (2007-2013), Bryan Young

Best outfielders:

Harris, Guptill, McCullum
 

Zinzan

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Except he keeps dropping dollies in the slips between taking screamers. Weird.
Too much time to think about the dollies probably. NZ's Mitch Santner is similar in that respect, takes the blinders & drops the easy ones when he has time to think about it.
 

cnerd123

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India - Solkar, Azhar, peak Yuvi, peak Kaif, Raina, Nohit, Jadeja

We've had some great slippers - Dravid, Laxman, Sehwag.
 

Zinzan

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India - Solkar, Azhar, peak Yuvi, peak Kaif, Raina, Nohit, Jadeja

We've had some great slippers - Dravid, Laxman, Sehwag.
Dravid's the only one of those 3 to be a genuinely great slipper in the Mark Taylor, Stephen Fleming, Mark Waugh, Ian Chappell, Jeremy Coney, Bob Simpson top level category.
 

dontcloseyoureyes

BARNES OUT
Mitchell Johnson and Brett Lee had two of the best outfield arms I've seen.

Before the back injury Michael Clarke was in this conversation IMO.
 

adub

International Captain
I commend the highlights of Australia's innings in the 1975 WC final to you if you're not sure about Richards fielding. He was flat out brilliant. As was Mark Waugh. Anywhere.
This, this and so much this. Both these guys could be put anywhere on the field and they were a threat. In the ring they could get to the ball quickly and throw the stumps down from any angle. Quick, strong arms and safe hands for outfield work, and excellent in the cordon. I'd have Waugh shading Viv for his superior slip catching, but they were both brilliant. AB was similar, but not to the same level.

Jonty and Harper for instance were genius at what they did, but you can't say they were top shelf slips because they didn't find themselves there. Junior did field everywhere and bossed it.
 

uvelocity

International Coach
re arms; brett lee and symonds were the ones who came to mind for me first. even pigeon didnt have a bad one. being a bowler i cant throw at all anymore, surprises me how many bowlers have cannons, plenty of my other bowling mates cant throw either., rotator cuff.
 

Blocky

Banned
re arms; brett lee and symonds were the ones who came to mind for me first. even pigeon didnt have a bad one. being a bowler i cant throw at all anymore, surprises me how many bowlers have cannons, plenty of my other bowling mates cant throw either., rotator cuff.
Yup; it's weird, rotator cuffs don't really stop you bowling quickly but it ****s with your throwing, I went from being able to throw flat from most boundaries to having to lob it after ****ing my rotator cuff.
 

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