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Fielding records: Most catches by fielders in test, ODI and T20 career, innings and matches

by on January 26, 2013
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Cricket has witnessed some of the greatest fielding moments with absolute stunning catches. Cricket players like Ricky Ponting, Dravid, Kallis, Shahid Afridi,  Michael Bevan and many more have been outstanding in the fielding aspect of cricket. Below is the detailed account of most catches by cricket players in test, ODI and T20 cricket career, innings and matches. Each category includes top five fielders who have taken most number of catches.

Most catches by cricket players in test cricket career

  • Rahul Dravid (210 catches)
  • Ricky Ponting (196 catches)
  • Mahela Jayawardene (194 catches)
  • Jacques Kallis (193 catches)
  • Mark Waugh (181 catches)

Most catches by cricket players in test cricket matches

  • Greg Chappell (7 catches)
  • Yajurvindra Singh (7 catches)
  • HP Tikalkaratne (7 catches)
  • SP Fleming (7 catches)
  • Michael Hayden (7 catches)

Most catches by cricket players in test cricket innings

  • VY Richardson (5 catches)
  • Yajurvindra Singh (5 catches)
  • Mohammad Azharuddin (5 catches)
  • K Srikkanth (5 catches)
  • SP Fleming (5 catches)

Most catches by cricket players in ODI career

  • Mahela Jayawardene (194 catches)
  • Ricky Ponting (160 catches)
  • Mohammad Azharuddin (156 catches)
  • Sachin Tendulkar (140 catches)
  • SP Fleming (133 catches)

Most catches by cricket players in ODI innings

  • Jonty Rhodes (5 catches)
  • Saleem Malik (4 catches)
  • SM Gavaskar (4 catches)
  • RB Richardson (4 catches)
  • KC Wessels (4 catches)

Most catches by cricket players in T20 career

  • Ross Taylor (31 catches)
  • David Warner (25 catches)
  • David Hussey (24 catches)
  • Shoaib Malik (24 catches)
  • AB de Villiers (22 catches)

Most catches by cricket players in T20 innings

  • Darren Sammy (4 catches)
  • PW Borren (4 catches)
  • Corey J Anderson (4 catches)
  • Kevin Pietersen (3 catches)
  • Brett Lee (3 catches)

Looking at cricket records, it is always an important point to note that catches do win matches. There are some half chances which in crucial stages of the match, if taken, can change the final outcome of the match. The above list mentions few brilliant fielding performances in the history of cricket. Many of these performances helped teams win the matches from a position which was not very favorable.

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