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10 best South African fielders of all time 

Best fielder of all time?
S Samaddar
Modified 12 Oct 2017
Top 5 / Top 10

If there is one cricket team that has always been associated with superlative fielding then it is South Africa. Even before they were readmitted into international cricket, the team had been renowned for its fielding prowess. In addition to that, the experience of having played multiple sports during the formative years is one of the big reasons why South African cricketers are such good athletes.

Ever since Jonty Rhodes dazzled the world with his fielding in the 1992 World Cup, the South African cricket team's has been associated with great fielding and over the past quarter of a century, they have produced plenty of cricketers, who have gone on to become some of the world's best fielders. Here is a look at 10 of the best fielders that South Africa have ever had.

#10 Dean Elgar

South Africa v West Indies Test Match Series - Third Test Match: Day 1

South African batsman Dean Elgar exudes the same level of efficiency while on the field as he does when he has the bat in hand and without appearing to be particularly spectacular, he has asserted his claim as one of his country's best ever fielders.

One of his most important attributes as a fielder is that he can field anywhere and hence provides the captain with the option of a top class fielder at any position he wants. Elgar is a very safe catcher and can throw himself either way on the field to save runs. From time to time, he can also pull off stunning catches.


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Published 12 Oct 2017, 10:18 IST
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