This money-rich Indian Premier League has seen some wonderful bit of ground fielding, direct hits, and sensational catches in its history. IPL, in its entire decade span, has observed some absolute best fielders who are praiseworthy of their fielding and catching prowess.
With some of the astounding fielding endeavours and splendid catches, today, we centre our article around the most catches history in IPL:
730 catches: Manoj Tiwary
Manoj Tiwary has demonstrated that he is an exceptional fielder. His exploits in the field have all the more frequently gone unnoticed.
One of the well-known fielding moments for Manoj Tiwary in IPL was the time he ran out Thisara Perera from backward point and MS Dhoni imitated him.
Manoj Tiwary represented Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for a long time (2010-2013). He played 54 games and took 30 catches. He generally fields in the covers and point areas in the powerplays and after that keeps his eyes on the ball at the boundary line (long-off, long-on, mid-wicket)
He scored 1002 runs at an average of 29.47. 2013 was his last year with KKR. He played for Delhi Daredevils and Rising Pune Supergiant, afterwards.
642 catches: David Miller
South African is a standout team amongst the best fielding groups in the world. David Miller, a key player in South Africa is also one of the best outfielders in International Cricket. He has this phenomenal capacity to take catches out of nowhere and produce runouts all of a sudden. He has an extremely sheltered pair of hands and a bullet arm.
Miller made his IPL debut in 2012 and set ablaze with his outstanding fielding performance in 2013 and 2014. He shaped a deadly mix with Maxwell, as a batting and fielding pair. Both of them fielded at long-on and long-off and showcased exceptional fielding.
Miller has played 66 games for KXIP and has taken 42 catches. In spite of two or three disillusioning seasons with the bat, KXIP utilized the Miller’s batting and fielding performances to the fullest.
560 catches: Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Bravo, the Purple Cap winner twice, tests a batsman with his scope of off-cutters and slower ball yorkers.
His physicality and a protected pair of hands imply that he is an advantage for any fielding side: sparing crucial runs, clutching fantastic catches and marvellous run-outs. He is additionally an extremely good fielder off his own bowling and has on numerous occasions pulled off stunners in his finish.
4 61 catches: Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli’s vitality on the field is exceptional. He is the one who feels that each player in the playing XI should be a decent fielder and needs to put in100% on the field.
Playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) since the debut season, Kohli has been electric in the field and saved a lot of runs. In all, he has taken 61 catches. Additionally, he is, as of now, the second most noteworthy run-getter of IPL.
He will keep on driving RCB towards a stellar performance in the upcoming IPL season.
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371 catches: Rohit Sharma
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma is not just good with his bat but is better at his catching abilities too.
The 29-year-old may not be the most effervescent with regards to physicality on the cricket field, however, can be depended upon to take catches securely. Rohit begins off in the slips in the initial overs and after that patrols at the inward circle.
272 catches: AB de Villiers
There is nothing in the cricket course book that this man can’t do. He can hit a cricket ball miles away. He can move his arm over to impact vital dismissals. Furthermore, he can beat the best of fielders on the playing field. Any guesses?
One of the greatest players in the Royal Challengers Bangalore team, AB de Villiers has taken some remarkable catches both inside the circle and at the outfield.
At most times, he is placed at the long off or long on, because of marvellous fielding abilities to take catches out of the blue.
186 catches: Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina is a mammoth on the field and is proclaimed for his mind-boggling fielding abilities. He changed the manner in which the world saw Indian fielding, taking forward the amazing legacy started by Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif.
Apart from being a terrific batsman, he is a staggering ground fielder and barely passes up on an opportunity to spare even a single run for his team. Raina is amazing at eyeing and catching at slips. He has taken 86 catches in IPL, as of now.
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