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Jonty's tips to be the world's best fielder!
Around the Academy:

Diving around the field is all in a day's work for Jonty Rhodes

Ask any cricket lover who they think the best fielder in the world is.

And you're likely to get the same answer, whether you're in Australia or Zimbabwe.

Sadly, Jonty Rhodes has hung up his international boots after suffering a broken hand in South Africa's opening World Cup tie with Kenya.

But for over 10 years, Jonty has been intimidating batsmen from backward point with his brilliant and athletic fielding.

He takes catches which only Superman could pull off (if he was actually real and played cricket!).

And he also stops tons of fours and runs out loads of very confused batsmen.

In short, no batsman takes a run if the ball goes anywhere near Jonty.

The South African superstar told the Academy about his top fielding tips.


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Jonty Rhodes factfile
Full name: Jonathan Neil Rhodes
Born: 27 July 1969, Pietermaritzberg, Natal, South Africa
Teams: KwaZulu-Natal, Natal, South Africa, Gloucestershire, Ireland
Batting Style: Right Hand Bat
Test caps: 52
Test runs: 2532
One-Day caps: 243
One-Day runs: 5933



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