Who doesn’t fancy a guardian in one’s life, one who can stop things from happening before they go wrong? Well fielders in cricket are like those guardians who make sure the game stays under control. They dive, toss around and chase the ball in order to take catches or prevent the opposite team from scoring runs. Every player in the team, whether he is a batsman or a bowler, has to field. Like they say, a run saved is equal to a run made! Times when fielders were lax on the field have costed their teams dearly.

Catches win matches is a famous quote we hear and in last year’s IPL 2019, we saw some jaw dropping catches being taken by players, fresh off our memory, the list goes like this.

  • KIERON POLLARD (catch of the season award) MI vs CSK, MATCH 15
  • KL RAHUL ( a perfect leap to dismiss Steve Smith) KXIP vs RR, MATCH 4
  • FAF DU PLESSIS (split of a second decision making)  CSK vs RCB, MATCH 39
  • DINESH KARTHIK ( a wicketkeeper covering almost 30mts backwards to take the catch) KKR vs MI, MATCH 56
  • COLIN INGRAM (converting Chris Gayle’s sixer into a dismissal) DC vs KXIP, MATCH 37

Agile on the field, there are players who seem to be able to stop any ball that’s coming their way. Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Hardik Pandya, Glenn Maxwell, Suresh Raina, Ben Stokes – there seems to be a plethora of such talent in every team, where they make a real difference to their side.

Let’s analyse the teams based on the fielding prowess they possess.

(All the teams except Kolkata Knight Riders have some greatest present day fielders)

Chennai Super Kings    :     Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina, Du’Plessis

Delhi Capitals     :     Shreyas Iyer, Kagiso Rabada, Ajinkya Rahane

Mumbai Indians    :    Rohit Sharma, Trent Bolt, Keiron Pollard, Hardik Pandya

Kings X1Punjab    :    Glen Maxwell, Sheldon Cortell, Jimmy Neesham

Rajasthan Royals    :    Ben Stokes ,Steve Smith, David Miller

Royal Challengers    :    Virat Kohli, AB De Villers, Aron Finch, Umesh Yadav

Sun Risers Hyderabad    :    David Warner, Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shanker,  Bhuvaneshwar.

That was the list of best fielders from all teams.

Here is the best fielder of IPL 2020

IPL 2020 Best Filelders ranking
IPL 2020 UAE: Best Fielders of IPL 2020 2

If one has seen these players field during the last few years, fans will know why we have included them in the list and among them we have rated them from the top downwards for this IPL 2020. 

Fielders Ranking Player Name
1Ravindra Jadeja
2AB De Villers
3Trent Bolt
4Suresh Raina
5Keiron Pollard
6Hardik Pandya
7Glen Maxwell
8Ben Stokes
9Steve Smith
10Virat Kohli

Followed by,

Fielders Ranking Player Name
Fielders Ranking Player Name
11Manish Pandey
12David Warner.
13Kane Williamson
14Dwayne Bravo
15Rohit Sharma
16Du Plesis
17Rashid Khan
18Aron Finch
19Eoin Morgan
20Umesh Yadav
21Shreyas Iyer

The analysis shows 4 teams that have a clear advantage of good fielders and thus an increased chance of winning the finals :

4 good fielders from Chennai Super Kings team.

4 good fielders from Mumbai Indians team

4 good fielders from Sunrisers team

3 good fielders from Royal Challengers

2 good fielders from Rajasthan Royals

1 good fielder from Kings X1 Punjab

1 good fielder from Kolkata Knight Riders

1 good fielder from Delhi Capitals.

So hoping to have a “Field Day” watching these players come into action, in the IPL2020!