There are many players who can field at different positions, but there are only few who came in the list of best fielder in the International Cricket. This post tells you about who is the outstanding slip fielders in the International Cricket.
#5 Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes is an English Cricketer, who plays all three formats of cricket for England team. He is also known as Benjamin Andrew. Ben was born in New Zealand, but at the age of 12, he was moved to the Northern England. Then he learnt the cricket and started playing club cricket at local level.
Ben Stokes is an all-rounder, he is left-handed aggressive batsman and bowls left-arm medium-pace. He is very focused and sharp fielder. Ben could field anywhere, but he is very good fielder at slips. He holds the record of fastest ever test century for England.
Ben Stokes took many catches at slips, which signifies that he is a good slip fielder. When he took an diving catch of Adam Voges, he won the hearts of many viewers across the World. It is very difficult job to take catches on the slip at spin Bowling, but Ben proves that he is not only a good batsman and bowler but also a brilliant fielder. He is one of the outstanding slip fielders in the International Cricket.
#4 Joe Root
Joe Root is an English cricketer, who plays all three formats of cricket for England team. He is also known as Joseph Edward Root. He represent Yorkshire at domestic level. On 10th August 2015, he reached his highest ever test match rating of 917.
He is currently a captain of England Cricket team. Root is an right-handed batsman and a part time off spinner. He has a similar playing style like a former England Captain Michael Vaughan. It has no doubt that he is an outstanding fielder at any position, but he is an predominant fielder at the gully or at second slip.
Ben found as a safest fielder at the Slip position in all formats of cricket, he is one of the concentrated slip fielder. He took many catches in the past few years, he usually field at second slip for the fast bowlers. The main reason why he is an outstanding fielder at slip is his technique, he stay low and watch the ball till the end. He is one of the outstanding slip fielders in the International Cricket.
#3 Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane is an Indian Cricketer, who plays all three formats of Cricket. His full name is Ajinkya Madhukar Rahane. He made his first class debut in 2007-08 season with an impressive average of 62.04 after 100 innings.
Ajinkya Rahane is the vice-captain of Indian national team in test cricket. He is an right-handed batsman, and an outstanding fielder at any position. He is an safest fielder at slip in any format of cricket, he consider to be the best slip fielder on the spin bowling.
After the retirement of Rahul Dravid, Indian team is searching for the safest slip fielder. Rahane transform himself into the safest slip fielder. It is not to mention that he is an outstanding batsman, but no one decline that Rahane is a best slip fielder for Indian team. He is one of the outstanding slip fielders in the International Cricket.
#2 Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis is a South African Cricketer, who plays all three formats of the cricket for South African team. He is the captain of South African Cricket team. His full name is Francois du Plessis. He is an right-handed batsman as well as part time off spin bowler.
Faf is an middle order batsman, who now came to bat at no.3 which is a very important position in all formats. He is an outstanding batsman and he is also an outstanding fielder. He also played domestic level cricket in South Africa for Northerns and for Titans.
Plessis is also one of the favourite Cricketer in India, he took lots of amazing catches in International matches as well as in IPL. He can field anywhere on the ground but he is much more effective on the slips. In test matches he is more likely to field at 2nd slip and take sharp catches. He is one of the outstanding slip fielders in the International Cricket
#1 Alastair Cook
Alastair Cook is an English cricketer, who captain England Cricket team in Test as well as in ODI matches. His full name is Alastair Nathan Cook. He is an left-handed batsman as well as part time medium-fast bowler.
Alastair Cook holds numerous records in the English cricket as well as in the International Cricket. He is considered as one of the greatest batsman played for England and one of the prolific batsman of the modern time.
It has no doubt that he is an amazing batsman but he is also and he is also an brilliant fielder at slips. He can be in the list of the greatest fielder at the slips. He took 190 catches which signifies that he is brilliant fielder. Cook is one of the outstanding slip fielders in the International Cricket.