“Catches win you matches,” the phrase is really popular in the game of cricket, and indeed, it is a true one as some exceptional catches change the outcome of the matches altogether. Players train hard so that they can perform on the field for the team, and taking catches is one of those skills that they polish. Talking about the catches, here we present the names of those players who have taken the maximum number of catches in the ODI World Cup since the beginning of the marquee tournament.
|Player Name||Team||Matches played||Span||Catches Taken|
|Sanath Jayasuriya||Sri Lanka||38||1992-2007||18|
|Chris Gayle||West Indies||35||2003-2019||17|
|Faf Du Plessis||South Africa||23||2011-2019||16|
|Chris Cairns||New Zealand||28||1992-2003||16|
|Brian Lara||West Indies||34||1992-2007||16|
|Mahela Jayawardene||Sri Lanka||40||1999-2015||16|
Former Australia’s captain is at the top of the list of the most catches in the ODI World Cup. Due to his exceptional fielding skills, he is leading the chart. With the bat, he destroyed bowlers of the opposition, and on the field, he hardly gave any chances to the batters to score quick runs from his area. That’s why he is leading the chart for the most catches in the World Cup.
England’s player Joe Root is at number two in the list due to his activeness on the field, and in the 17 matches he has played so far for England in the World Cup, he is at the second number with 20 catches, and soon he will be leading the chart if he keeps on playing in the World Cup.
Sri Lanka’s left-handed batter, Sanath Jayasuriya, was not just good with the bat; he was equally good on the field. He lands third on the list of the most catches in World Cup history with 18 catches in the 38 matches he played for Sri Lanka.
The boss, Chris Gayle, though not that active while fielding, is impressive in catching the cricket ball, as he is number 4 on the list of West Indies players who took 17 catches in the ODI World Cups he played for the West Indies.
Faf Du Plessis
Former South Africa’s right-handed batter was pretty active in the field, and that’s what his position in the World Cup catches list shows; he is at number 5 in terms of the catches he has taken in the ODI World Cup. Faf Du Plessis took 16 catches in the 23 matches he played in the World Cup.
Chris Cains of New Zealand is at number six on the list, having taken 16 catches in the 28 matches he played for his team.
England’s former captain Eoin Morgan, who took England’s first ODI World Cup title, is at number seven on the list. With his quick hands, he took 16 catches in the 29 matches he played in the ODI World Cup for his team.
Inzamam-ul-Haq of Pakistan, despite not being that athletic and exciting on the field, comes in at number 8 in terms of the most catches taken by a player in the World Cup. He took 16 catches in the 35 matches he played for Pakistan in the World Cup.
Another West Indian on the list is former West Indies captain Brian Lara, who took 16 catches for his team in the 34 matches he played for his team in the ODI World Cup.
Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardene is another Sri Lankan player on the list; he stands at number 10 on the list with 16 catches in the 40 matches he played for the team in the ODI World Cup.
India’s star batter Virat Kohli is at number 11 in the list of the most catches in the ODI World Cup, and there are high chances that he will jump up in the list as he is playing in the World Cup 2023. So far, Virat Kohli has taken 16 catches in the 27 matches he has played for India.
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