The year of 2019 is almost over, and looking back at the past 12 months, there have been several jaw dropping catches from fielders all across the world of cticket. As the year bids goodbye, we, Sports India, are presenting a list of our top 5 catches in Cricket.
Steven Smith versus New Zealand
Taking a look back at the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, everyone remembers the spectacular catch by former Australia skipper Steven Smith in the match against New Zealand at Lord’s. In the 35th over, Tom Latham flicked Mitchell Starc’s delivery to the short mid wicket, but Smith’s acrobatic one hand catch dismissed the batsman. See the catch in the video below, courtesy of the official YouTube channel of ICC.
Chris Jordan versus Melbourne Renegades
English cricketer Chris Jordan is world famous for his superhuman abilities as a fielder that has produced some of the most intense catches in the game. In last week’s KFC Big Bash League fixture against Melbourne Renegades, the Perth Scorchers, the pacer flew off to reach Dan Christian’s shot from crossing the boundary line. Enjoy the catch in the clip below, courtesy of the official YouTube channel of cricket.com.au.
Hardik Pandya versus New Zealand
As Team India took on the Black Caps back in the January ODI series, the flamboyant Hardik Pandya gifted the audience of Bay Oval a sensational flying catch that dismissed the hosts captain Kane Williamson against Men in Blue spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. In the 16th over, Pandya performed an outstanding dive to get a hold on Kane’s mid wicket pull. Check out the catch in the video below, courtesy of the official Twitter handle of Tv9 Gujarati.
— Tv9 Gujarati (@tv9gujarati) January 29, 2019
Fabian Allen versus Afghanistan
Again going back to the world cup, this time the credit goes to Fabian Allen. The last wicket of Afghanistan in the game, and the Jamaican star produced an absolutely unbelievable catch that had the spectators on fire. In the last ball of the match, Sayed Shirzad lifted Oshane Thomas’s delivery to the off side towards Allen, who sprinted back and dives just at the right moment to catch a one handed cracker. Check it out in the video below, courtesy of the official YouTube channel of ICC.
Ben Stokes versus South Africa
Of course, talking about the best catches, and the list would be incomplete without the one and only Ben Stokes, won’t it? The England international team vice captain is famous for producing some of the best screamers as a fielder. This time again in the World Cup back in May, the 28 year old caught an absolute stunner just by the boundary rope, dismissing both Andile Phehlukwayo. In Adil Rashid’s over, Phehlukwayo pulled the delivery to the off side, which was bound to go beyond the rope, but ended up in the extended right hand of Stokes. Check the clip below, courtesy of the official YouTube channel of ICC.