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Cricket records: Most Catches by Substitute Fielders in a Test-ODI-T20 Match

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Cricket records: Most Catches by Substitute Fielders in a Test-ODI-T20 Match

Cricket records: Most Catches by Substitute Fielders in a Test Match

When a player enters in a match as a substitute, they feel a lot of pressure on them. But people accept these players happily if they can show an outstanding performance in a match. They get a chance to prove their abilities by going on the field and taking another players place. There are records on the substitute fielders as well. In the list of most catches by substitutes in a test match, Gursharan Singh is on the top by getting 4 catches versus West Indies. V Sehwag from India is in third place by getting 4 catches against Zimbabwe. If you are interested in knowing about your favorite cricket fielder who made the record by entering in a match as a substitute, here is the list.

Most Catches By A Substitute In A Test Match

Player Catches Team
Gursharan Singh 4 India
Younis Khan 4 Pakistan
V Sehwag 4 India
H Strudwick 3 England
JED Sealy 3 West Indies
WV Rodriguez 3 West Indies
Yajurvindra Singh 3 India
Haroon Rasheed 3 Pakistan
MJ Greatbatch 3 New Zealand
WV Raman 3 India
VVS Laxman 3 India
MN Samuels 3 West Indies

Cricket records: Most Catches by Substitute Fielders in an ODI Match

Most catches by substitutes in an ODI are a sight to be seen. You really have to pay attention to what is going on with the ball to make the most catches. The ODI is chocked full of great catches, and when substitutes do the unexpected, it is even better. The lead catcher, Jayawardene, caught 168 baseman in 368 innings. The ODI draws such a crowd that everyone can enjoy watching the catches. You can imagine the pride Jayawardene feels being on the top. Azharuddin is in second place, but not by much since he had 156 catches. Maybe next year he will be first because you can always improve when you play cricket. Here is the list of most catches by substitute fielders in one day international cricket:

Fielder

Country Catches
Mahela Jayawardene Srilanka 168
Mohammad Azharuddin India 156
Ricky Ponting Australia 152
Sachin Tendulkar India 134
Stephen Fleming New Zealand 133
Muttiah Muralitharan Srilanka 129
Allan Border Australia 127
Rahul Dravid India 124
Sanath Jayasuriya Srilanka 123
Carl Hooper West Indies 120

The list of most catches by substitutes in an ODI match includes only 4 players. As a substitute, players feel a lot of pressure on them and it’s hard to deliver a good performance when a player is in under pressure. But some players take this opportunity to prove their abilities to get into the main team. The first person who made it to the list is JG Bracewell and he is from New Zealand. He got 4 catches against Australia and this match was held 23 Nov, 1980. Among the 4 people, 2 players are from New Zealand. This record includes the latest matches including Australia vs. England, Jan 26, 2011. Let’s take a look at the list to see if your favorite player got a place on the list.

Most catches by a substitute fielder in an one day international cricket innings:

Player

Catches Team
JG Bracewell 4 New Zealand
BM McMillan 3 South Africa
BA Young 3 New Zealand
Nasir Jamshed 3 Pakistan

Cricket records: Most Catches by Substitute Fielders in a T20 Match

In t20 matches, both teams only get 20 over to achieve their desired target, so when a team gets a high score to beat, they start striking fours and sixes to cover the score in a short time. As a result, the audience gets to see a lot of catches in a match and it’s really interesting to know if your favorite player got a chance to make it in record of substitutes fielders in 20-20 cricket. There is a list of the most catches by substitutes in a t20 match and JS Patel is the first person on this list. He played for New Zealand and got 2 catches against England. Four more players from New Zealand are on the list along with other players from various countries. Here is the list of the most catches by substitute fielders in t20 match.

Most catches by a substitute fielders in an innings:

Player

Ct Team
JS Patel 2 New Zealand
EJG Morgan 2 England
HM Amla 2 South Africa
IR Bell 1 England
AO Suji 1 Kenya
JS Patel 1 New Zealand
SR Welsh 1 Canada
MJ Fourie 1 Ireland
B Laughlin 1 Australia

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2 Responses to “Cricket records: Most Catches by Substitute Fielders in a Test-ODI-T20 Match”
  1. hbg says:

    Joe Root has taken 2 catches so far. 5th test Aus v Eng 2014.

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