Fielders play a very important role in a cricket match that may tweak the destiny of the game at any point in time. A missed catch can reduce the chances of winning whereas if a player is successful in getting a catch, the chances of winning increase threefold.
In the T20 format, generally, the teams put their best fielders on the boundary line where the fielders try their level best not to miss a catch.
In this article, let’s have a look at the players with the most catches in the game.
Top 5 Players with the most number of catches in IPL history
1. Suresh Raina – 104
Suresh Raina tops the list with 104 catches and he’s the only player to have 100 catches in the IPL tournament. Raina has played most of the IPL matches for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and was the captain of the Gujarat Lions team while CSK was banned for two years. He has a catch per innings ratio of 0.531 in a total of 192 innings
2. Kieron Pollard – 92
Kieron Pollard has taken a few of the most incredible catches in the history of IPL. His height really helps in resisting the ball cross the boundary line. He is seen fielding at the long-on and long-off regions. He has taken a total of 92 catches in 171 innings that he has been a part of with a ratio of 0.5.
3. Rohit Sharma – 89
Rohit Sharma is considered to be the most successful skipper in IPL. Apart from that, he is also a terrific batter and fielder. In the league, he has taken a total of 89 catches in the 207 games that he has played. His catch per innings ratio of 0.445 which is a good ratio considering the place where he stands.
4. AB de Villiers – 83
AB de Villiers grabbed 83 catches in 122 innings. His catch per innings ratio of 0.68 is the highest for any player in the IPL league. He has taken a minimum of 30 catches. Before his retirement, he played for RCB and initially, he was a part of the Delhi squad.
5. Shikhar Dhawan – 81 catches
Shikhar Dhawan is considered to be one of the most successful batters of IPL. he has been a part of Mumbai Indians, Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals. He has taken a total of 81 catches in IPL in 184 innings, his catch per innings ratio being 0.4. Dhawan was the leading run-getter in 2021 with 380 runs in 2021 at the time of season suspension.