In part I, we looked at batting and bowling performances. Here we take up fielding and all-round performances.
Fielding (20 or more dismissals):
While Gilchrist has a small lead over Dhoni, Dhoni and Kirmani have the most stumpings. Gilchrist has the most catches as keeper followed by Dhoni and Haddin with 56 each. Non-keepers with the most catches are Dravid (46), followed by VVSL and Ponting (36 each)
Best innings fielding (5 or more dismissals):
Haddin clearly leads this table. It is interesting to note that Srikkanth’s 5 catches as a fielder gives him a share in the world Test record. The current player AM Rahane also has a share in this record.
Best match fielding (6 or more dismissals):
Haddin and Dhoni lead this table. The most catches by non-keepers are 6 by Whatmore (more known as a coach) and Mark Waugh.
Best dismissal rate (minimum 20 innings fielded, 0.500):
Haddin, Gilchrist and Dhoni lead this list while Mark Waugh and Bob Simpson lead the non-keepers.
Overall all-round performance (see the criteria):
Kapil is far ahead of the others, while Harbhajan Singh somehow fares better than M. Johnson and Ashwin. (But Harbhajan’s batting and bowling averages are both superior to that of the recognized all-rounder Ashwin 🙂
Match all-round performance (50 and 5wi):
Apart from the forgotten Rusi Surti’s performances in the 4-0 loss in 1967-68, the other names are fairly predictable.