Top 10 Players with the Most IPL Catches

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most popular and competitive cricket leagues in the world, where every run and wicket matters. In such a high-pressure environment, fielding becomes a crucial aspect of the game, as a single catch can change the course of a match. Some players have excelled in this department and have taken some spectacular catches over the years.

In this article, we will look at the list of players who have taken the most number of catches in IPL history, as of April 2023.

1.     Suresh Raina – 109 catches

The undisputed leader of the most IPL catches is Suresh Raina, who has taken 109 catches in his illustrious career. Raina is also the second-highest run-scorer in IPL history, behind Virat Kohli, and has been a vital cog in the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team that has won four titles.

Raina has played for two teams in the IPL – CSK and Gujarat Lions (GL) – between 2008 and 2021. He has played in 205 matches and taken 109 catches, which is the highest number of catches recorded by any player in the IPL.

Raina is known for his agility and athleticism on the field and has taken some stunning catches at various positions. He has also been a reliable slip fielder for his team, especially for spinners like Ravindra Jadeja and Harbhajan Singh.

2.     Kieron Pollard – 103 catches

The second spot on the list of most catches in IPL history belongs to Kieron Pollard, who has taken 103 catches in his 189-match career. Pollard is one of the most destructive batsmen and all-rounders in T20 cricket and has been a key member of the Mumbai Indians (MI) team that has won five titles.

Pollard has played for MI since 2010 and has been a consistent performer with both bat and ball. He has also been a phenomenal fielder, especially in the outfield, where he has pulled off some gravity-defying catches. His height and reach give him an advantage over other fielders, and he has often saved crucial runs for his team with his diving efforts.

3.     Virat Kohli – 101 catches

The third spot on the list of most IPL catches is occupied by Virat Kohli, who has taken 101 catches in his 223-match career. Kohli is the highest run-scorer in IPL history, with over 6000 runs to his name. He is also the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), who are yet to win their maiden title.

Kohli has played for RCB since 2008, and has been their mainstay with the bat. He has also been an exceptional fielder, who can field at any position. He has mostly fielded at slip or mid-off, where he has taken some reflex catches. He has also displayed his athleticism by taking some diving catches at long-on or long-off.

4.     Rohit Sharma – 98 catches

Fourth place on the list of most IPL catches in history goes to Rohit Sharma, who has taken 98 catches in his 227-match career. Rohit is one of the most successful captains and batsmen in IPL history, having led MI to five titles and scored over 5000 runs.

Rohit started his IPL career with Deccan Chargers (DC) in 2008, before moving to MI in 2011. He has been a prolific run-scorer for both teams, and has also been a brilliant fielder. He has mostly fielded at slip or cover, where he has taken some sharp catches. He has also shown his versatility by fielding at other positions when required.

5.     Shikhar Dhawan – 94 catches

The fifth spot on the list of most catches in IPL history is shared by Shikhar Dhawan, who has taken 94 catches in his 206-match career. Dhawan is one of the most consistent and prolific openers in IPL history, having scored over 5000 runs for various teams.

Dhawan has played for five teams in the IPL – Delhi Capitals (DC), Delhi Daredevils (DD), Mumbai Indians (MI), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) – between 2008 and 2022. He has been a reliable run-getter for all his teams and has also been very good on the field.

6.     Ravindra Jadeja – 92 catches

The sixth spot on the list of most IPL catches is taken by Ravindra Jadeja, who has taken 92 catches in his 210-match career. Jadeja is one of the best all-rounders and fielders in world cricket and has been a vital part of the CSK team that has won four titles.

Jadeja has played for four teams in the IPL – CSK, GL, Kochi Tuskers Kerala (KTK), and Rajasthan Royals (RR) – between 2008 and 2022. He has been a consistent performer with both bat and ball and has also been a sensational fielder. He has mostly fielded at point or cover, where he has taken some breathtaking catches. He has also shown his skills at slip or gully, where he has taken some sharp catches.

7.     AB de Villiers – 90 catches

The seventh spot on the list of most IPL catches is occupied by AB de Villiers, who has taken 90 catches in his 184-match career. De Villiers is one of the most innovative and destructive batsmen in IPL history, having scored over 5000 runs for two teams.

De Villiers has played for two teams in the IPL – DD and RCB – between 2008 and 2021. He has been a phenomenal run-scorer for both teams, and has also been an exceptional fielder. He has mostly fielded as a wicket-keeper or at long-on or long-off, where he has taken some amazing catches. He has also displayed his acrobatic skills by taking some flying catches at other positions.

8.     DJ Bravo – 80 catches

The eight spot on the list of most catches in IPL history belongs to DJ Bravo, who has taken 80 catches in his 161-match career. Bravo is one of the most successful bowlers and all-rounders in IPL history, and has been a key member of the CSK team that has won four titles.

Bravo has played for three teams in the IPL – CSK, GL, and MI – between 2008 and 2022. He has been a prolific wicket-taker and a handy batsman for his teams, and has also been a brilliant fielder. He has mostly fielded at long-on or long-off, where he has taken some spectacular catches. He has also fielded at other positions when needed, and has shown his athleticism and agility on the field.

9.     Manish Pandey – 78 catches

The ninth spot on the list of most IPL catches is by Manish Pandey, who has taken 78 catches in his 160-match career. Pandey is one of the most talented and consistent batsmen in IPL history, having scored over 4000 runs for various teams.

Pandey has played for six teams in the IPL – Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), MI, Pune Warriors India (PWI), RCB, SRH, and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) – between 2008 and 2022. He has been a reliable run-getter for all his teams and has also been a superb fielder. He has mostly fielded at mid-wicket or deep square leg, where he has taken some stunning catches. He has also fielded at other positions when required, and has displayed his reflexes and awareness on the field.

10. David Warner – 74 catches

The tenth spot on the list of most IPL catches goes to David Warner, who has taken 74 catches in his 162-match career. Warner is one of the most explosive and prolific openers in IPL history, having scored over 5000 runs for two teams.

Warner has played for two teams in the IPL – DD and SRH – between 2009 and 2022. He has been a dominant run-scorer for both teams, and has also been a brilliant fielder. He has mostly fielded at mid-off or cover, where he has taken some sharp catches. He has also shown his versatility by fielding at other positions when needed and has shown his courage and commitment on the field.

Conclusion

These are the top ten players who have taken the most IPL catches as of April 2023. They have showcased their exceptional fielding skills and have been instrumental in their team’s success over the years.

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