Fitness is one of the most important aspects of cricket. A player will be declared unfit for the match even with a minor injury because only a sharp mind and a quick body can play with the highest of its spirits. Here we’ve listed the top 10 fittest cricketers in the world.
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The batting icon and the current skipper of the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli is the most fittest cricketer in the world. The 32-year old batsman inspires the young cricketers with his passion and dedication for fitness. He never takes off and is very sensitive regarding his fitness routine.
According to Virat, one needs a fit body for the mind to think. He holds the record for the highest run-getter of the IPL and is ranked 6th for the highest scorer in ODI cricket.
This Indian all-rounder stands second in our list of fittest cricketers in the world with his sharp performance and fitting personality. He makes it difficult for a batsman to stand in front of him, with his fielding and bowling performances. Jadeja not only scores good but is a left-arm spinner and can hit the wickets a will. He has played 184 IPL matches and has scored 2159 runs in them.
David Andrew Warner
David Warner is one of the finest cricketers of not only Australia but of the world. He made heads turn at his debut against South Africa where he scored 89 over 43 deliveries. Besides, Warner is fit and lightning between wickets and on the field.
He was the skipper of the SRH team during the last IPL season. While SRH released him ahead of the 14th auction and now he’ll be seen at the auction.
This South-African pacer is a cricketer that loves being fit. His thrilling energy at the pitch helps him storm the batsman with balls, not making the opponent stand in front of him.
This right-arm pacer has played 35 matches for the Delhi Capitals and has picked 61 wickets for them. Rabada is also South Africa’s 8th highest wicket-taker.
Ben is our 5th fittest cricketer in the world. He’s an all-format player from the England side and can save scores from boundaries, effortlessly. Within 10 years of his career, Stokes has played 71 Test matches and has picked 163 wickets.
Alongside that, Ben is a great run-getter too. He has scored 2817 runs in the ODI format. All thanks to his fitted body at the age of 29.
While writing about who is the fittest cricketer in the world, the list will go incomplete without mentioning Pat Cummins in it. Although he was not considered as the fittest among all due to his injury, he changed himself and rose from the ashes.
This Aussie pacer comes in handy when it comes to taking wickets for the team. Cummins is ranked No. 1 bowler in the Test format. He can ball at a speed of 140+.
This right-arm Kiwi pacer has never reported any injury so far. He’s the fittest fast bowler we’ve come across. And that is why Boult managed a 7th position on our list.
With his unique physique, Trent can hit wickets in a spell and save boundaries when needy. He has caught many balls from the most difficult positions with his surprisingly flexible body.
Yet another Indian all-rounder to mark his name in the list of most fittest cricketers in the world. Pandya not only maintains his fitness but also inspires the young generation with his fitness videos.
He’s a live wire on the field and scores massive when handed the bat. This right-handed all-rounder is part of the MI team since 2015.
He’s another Australian all-rounder known for his fitness. Glenn is quite dedicated to his fitness and believes that consistency is the key. Maybe that’s the reason he spends 3 to 4 hours in the gym during IPL.
Glenn is a crucial part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the team retained him ahead of the 14th IPL auction, alongside Virat Kohli and others. He’s the hard-hitting batsman of the team who can clear boundaries in the blink of an eye.
Faf du Plessis
He’s the 2nd South African cricketer on our list. Even at the age of 32, his fielding skills are unquestionable. He can catch the most difficult of catches with his super-fit body and quick movements on the field.
In test cricket, Faf du has also managed to mark his name as a batsman and is the most strongest player in the CSK team.