World’s most fittest cricketers XI
High fitness levels is a non-negotiable item in major sports of the world and cricket is also graduating on the same. Since the emergence of T20 cricket and the spread of global leagues, the fitness level requirements in cricket have increased manifold. Gone are the days of 1970- 80s when a fast bowler after bowling a long spell is expected to cool his heels near the boundary and not chase anything out of reach. With increasing fitness requirements, the demand for physical trainers has also increased.
Let us look at the best World’s most fittest cricketers XI in terms of fitness as per the batting lineup.
Extremely successful across formats and a bundle of energy. His batting apart from his ferocious strokeplay is also about taking outrageously quick singles. And as a fielder, he is awesomely agile in any position which puts pressure on opposition batting.
The 36-year-old veteran apart from being a successful international batsman is an extremely good fielder particularly in the deep positions and capable of pulling off outstanding catches.
Virat has worked very hard on his fitness and is very careful about his food intake. A superbly quick runner between wickets, he also has made himself into a world-class fielder through sheer hard work and is particularly brilliant near the boundary .
AB De Villiers
Maintaining the rich tradition of fit cricketers from South Africa, De Villiers has shown world cricket what fitness means with his batting, keeping and fielding. Even without playing International cricket, he is a livewire in the field pulling off sensational catches and saving runs through sheer brilliance. He is such a natural athlete.
A deadly batsman in the shorter formats and a gun fielder. Maxwell can pull off sensational catches and unbelievable run saves. His fitness is infectious.
Batting, bowling or fielding, when free of injury, Ben Stokes is a superman. He is a versatile fielder and can rattle the opponent any time with his sensational fielding prowess. He could bowl 140 plus and can be a limewire on the field, who can take outstanding catches.
The West Indies short format champion is an electric fielder despite his big frame. A deadly batsman and a useful medium-pacer , his fielding is top class and his catching near the boundary is sensational, to put it mildly.
Even at the fag end of an illustrious career , Dhoni is a fitness natural . His fierce running between wickets can put to shame any young gun. Still acrobatic behind the stumps his quick hands still makes him the best stumper in the world.
The modern-day allrounder in all three formats is currently one of the leading fielders in world cricket. His chasing, razor-sharp catching and fierce as well as accurate throws from the deep are enough to cause pressure on opposition teams.
After going through an elongated injury spell for 6 years, Pat Cummins since his return to test cricket in 2017 has gone from strength to strength in his fitness levels and is also a great fielder. He can bowl relentlessly long spells and can keep pounding in with hardly any lack of pace on the deadest of pitches.
The South African pace spearhead is a natural athlete and never looks tired when he is in the middle bowling with vigour and fielding in amazing fashion with a strong and accurate arm.