There are many great fielders in the history of international cricket. Jonty Rhodes and Paul Collingwood are the two of them. Both the players were not only brilliant batsmen but also amazing fielders. Both Jonty Rhodes and Paul Collingwood were great with their backward point position. Two of these players have got a number of epic catches on the field. Although Jonty Rhodes and Paul Collingwood are no longer seen on the field, the world will remember them for their excellent fielding skills on the field.
Jonty Rhodes, the former South African cricketer, was not only a great right-handed batsman but also an occasional right-arm medium bowler. He held the record of being the non-wicketkeeper fielder to take 5 wickets down in a single match against West Indies, on 14 November 1993. Jonty Rhodes was also the first South African cricketer to get 100 ODI catches.
On the other hand, Paul Collingwood, the former English cricketer was an amazing all-rounder player. He has also captained the English cricket team in all the formats. Collingwood was a great bowler too, but his excellency in fielding was mind-blowing. His aerobatic skills, sharp reflexes, and speed are what make him a great fielder.
It is really difficult for one to decide the best fielder among Jonty Rhodes and Paul Collingwood. Who do you believe is the greatest fielder in cricket history, among the two? Comment down below!