World Cup 2023: As Virat Kohli approaches his 35th birthday next month, one thing remains abundantly clear: his fitness levels continue to set him apart. The same agility and enthusiasm that characterized the 25-year-old Kohli is still on full display today, making it apparent that age has had little impact on his performance. As we look ahead to the World Cup 2023, Virat Kohli’s presence on the field promises to be just as dynamic and full of vitality.
At 34, Kohli remains a standout in the field, surpassing many younger players in the art of fielding. The International Cricket Council (ICC) recently updated their fielding impact rankings for the World Cup 2023, with Virat Kohli claiming the number one spot with an impressive rating of 22.30. Following closely behind are Joe Root with a rating of 21.70 and David Warner at 21.32.
These rankings take into account various aspects of fielding performance, such as the number of catches taken, runs saved, composure under pressure, and the accuracy of throws. Kohli’s consistently exceptional performance in these categories has earned him the top spot.
Ishan Kishan, another Indian cricketer, has secured a place in the top-10, ranking 10th with 13 points. This accomplishment is a testament to the strength of the Indian fielding contingent. Renowned for his fielding prowess, Ravindra Jadeja is close behind at number 11.
Pakistan’s Shadab Khan, hailed as one of the best fielders in the history of Pakistani cricket, stands at an impressive fifth place in the rankings, boasting a score of 15.13. Fakhar Zaman, another Pakistani talent, is ranked ninth with a score of 13.01. David Warner and Glenn Maxwell represent Australia in the top-10, showcasing the strength of the Australian fielding squad. New Zealand is also well-represented in the rankings, with Devon Conway and Mitchell Santner securing positions in the top-10.
These rankings are a testament to the incredible fielding talent displayed by these cricketers, and they add an exciting element to the World Cup 2023, where fans can look forward to witnessing their favorite players’ fielding skills in action.