IPL 2018: Who are the best fielders?
Runs saved on the field often win you matches especially in a tightly contested IPL tie. Fielding today is no longer an 'ignorable' skill, with more teams emphasizing on the need of quality fielders. With the IPL now half way past the mark, we take a look at the best fielders in this edition of the cash-rich league so far.
Chennai Super Kings' Ravindra Jadeja
Jadeja is one of the best fielders in world cricket. He puts fear in the batsmen who think twice before sneaking quick runs. His bullet arm, along with the flat throws, make it impossible for batsman to gamble. He is quick, agile and has one of the safest pair of hands. Despite his poor form, he is in Chennai's XI just for his fielding.
Royal Challengers captain Virat Kohli
Indian captain Virat Kohli has time and again stressed on having a fit and agile squad. For him, the importance of quality fielders only increases in shorter format. He believes in leading by example and he is doing exactly the same, this term in IPL. One of the top fielders, Kohli took a stunning catch to dismiss Hardik Pandya and claim a crucial victory.
Kohli's stunner to dismiss Hardik Pandya
Delhi Daredevils Trent Boult
Kiwi speedster Trent Boult is known for his devastating pace and his ability to pick constant wickets. But he is a brilliant fielder too. Boult was as quick as a 'lightning bolt' when he pulled off an unbelievable catch to dismiss RCB skipper Virat Kohli. This catch is undoubtedly one of the best catches in the history of the cash-rich T20 league.
Boult plucks one out of thin air
Sunrisers Hyderabad's Manish Pandey
Manish Pandey has had an average season with the bat in the IPL so far, but he has been stellar on the field for the Sunrisers Hyderabad. His fellow team-mate Billy Stanlake was full of praise for the middle order batsman, who took a stunner to dismiss the dangerous Andre Russell in match number 11 of 2018 IPL.