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Mitchell Santner of Newzealand

Mitchell Santner of Newzealand emerges as the top fielder after 6 Group Stage games in ongoing ODI World Cup

The New Zealand all-rounder’s statistics in the ongoing World Cup have showcased a multifaceted impact in various fielding aspects. Even though he only caught the ball four times in six games, he managed to stop the other team from scoring nine runs. He’s also done well in other fielding tasks such as pressure ratings, good throws, and attempted run-outs.

Santner is leading in the overall fielding impact, with David Miller from South Africa and David Warner from Australia following closely behind. On the other hand, Virat Kohli, who was leading in the starting, is now in sixth place. His teammate Ravindra Jadeja has moved ahead and is currently in fifth place.

Mitch Santner is the best fielder so far in ODI World Cup

Sr. No.PlayerCountryRating Points
1Mitchell SantnerNew Zealand43.28
2David MillerSouth Africa41.19
3David WarnerAustralia40.82
4Liam LivingstoneEngland34.77
5Ravindra JadejaIndia33.72
6Virat KohliIndia33.46
7Sybrand EngelbrechtNetherlands32.56
8Glenn MaxwellAustralia28.91
9Najmul Hossain ShantoBangladesh28.46
10Shadab KhanPakistan28.44

India and Australia are both doing well in fielding, with David Warner in third place and Glenn Maxwell in eighth. South Africa is leading the fielding ratings, making 44 catches, which is the most among all the teams. They have also saved 44 runs, which shows their skills in stopping the other team from scoring. India has two players who are doing great, and Australia has a strong presence, too, showing they are important in the World Cup’s fielding.

The Netherlands is in second place for team fielding, with only six dropped catches, the second lowest among all teams. Defending champions England closely followed in third place, having dropped just four catches, the lowest among all the teams participating.

Overall performance of Santer in World Cup

Mitchell Santer has had a mixed bag of a tournament so far. In the 7 games that he has featured for the Kiwis, his performance has been poles apart with the ball and bat in hand.

While bowling, Santner has managed to claim 13 wickets in the 7 games. He has emerged as the top wicket-taker for his team. Bowling in difficult circumstances, he has not only managed to clinch crucial wickets, but his economy of 4.88 shows that he has also applied breaks to free-flowing innings, eventually resulting in his team curtailing the opposition for a good score.

The batting, however, has not been easy for the southpaw. Batting in the lower order, he has just not come to the party yet. As a result, has only managed to score 61 runs in his four innings at an average of 30.5, which is below his standards. Even in crunch games like that against Australia, he was not able to contribute with the bat, which led to the eventual defeat of his team.

Santner is a class player, and he will definitely step up with the bat when his team needs it, while doing what he is already with the ball.

Hopefully, with his due diligence, the Blackcaps will lift their first ODI World Cup.

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