IPL Most Catches Record: We all know that T20 is a game of batsman galloping sixes and fours all over the park and make heaps of runs and bowlers coming in and bowling magical spells to turn the game. But what about the fielders that help the bowlers save those 10-15 extra runs and taking brilliant catches and we all know the saying “catches win matches”. So, let us take a look at the players who has taken the highest number of catches in the history of IPL.
IPL Most Catches Record
|Suresh Raina||CSK, GL||2008-2017||150||83||3|
|AB de Villiers||DD, RCB||2008-2016||123||68||3|
|Rohit Sharma||DC, MI||2008-2017||147||64||3|
|Dwayne Bravo||MI, CSK, GL||2008-2016||106||60||3|
|S Dhawan||DC, DD, SRH, MI||2008-2017||118||48||2|
|M Vijay||CSK, DD, KXIP||2008-2016||100||46||2|
|DA Warner||DD, SRH||2009-2017||104||46||4|
|MK Pandey||KKR, MI, PWI, RCB||2008-2017||94||40||3|
|DR Smith||CSK, DC, GL, MI||2008-2017||84||39||2|
|YK Pathan||KKR, RR||2008-2017||137||38||2|
|Manoj Tiwary||DD, KKR||2008-2017||80||37||3|
|Virender Sehwag||DD, KXIP||2008-2015||104||34||3|
|R Vinay Kumar||KKR, MI, RCB, KTK||2008-2016||100||33||2|
Top 5 players with most catches in IPL history
5. Keiron Pollard
This big-hitting batsman, capable of clearing most cricket grounds, announced his arrival at the 2009 CLT20 when he scored 146 runs in five innings at a strike-rate of close to 200. A genuine all-rounder, he lends balance to the team. His tall frame, athletic build, powerful forearms and broad shoulders make him a very good fielder too. Pollard was one of Mumbai Indians’ star performers in IPL 2010, but he had a modest outing in 2011 and 2012.
However, he came back with a bang the following year, scoring 420 runs and picking up 10 wickets from 18 matches in IPL 2013 as MI surged to the title. He was one of MI’s retained players ahead of the IPL Player Auction, 2014. He scored 419 runs and his S/R of 163.67 meant MI always finished with a bang. A big match player, Pollard proved his worth by smashing 41 off just 17 balls in Qualifier 1 and followed it up with 36 from 18 balls in the big final. He has taken some spell bounding catches to turn multiple games on its head.
He has taken 59 catches in 111 matches.
4. Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Bravo played for the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League for the first three seasons. He was picked up by the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) during 2011 IPL Auctions. He was one of the top performing players in the 2012 IPL playing for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) scoring 461 runs at an average of 57 of a strike rate of 178. He was also the team’s highest wicket taker with 19 wickets. He also performed well in the 2013 IPL, taking 32 wickets at an average of 9.15 to win the Purple Cap and overthrow Albie Morkel to become Chennai Super Kings’s leading wicket taker.
During IPL 2014 he sustained a shoulder injury in the first match against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and was subsequently ruled out of the remaining matches. He performed well in the 2015 IPL, taking 26 wickets and winning the purple cap for the second time. He is the only man who has won 2 purple caps. After the suspension of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for 2 years, he was bought by Gujarat Lions (GL). He is one of the most athletic fielders in the world and has taken some amazing catches.
He has taken 60 catches in 103 matches.
3. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma is one of the most successful players in IPL.Sharma was signed up by the Deccan Chargers franchise in 2008. He was one of the leading run scorers in the 2008 IPL season with 404 runs at an average of 36.72.In the 2009 IPL season, he was appointed as the vice-captain of the Deccan Chargers. In the 2011 IPL auction, he was sold for US$ 2million to the Mumbai Indians. He was later promoted to the permanent captain of the Mumbai Indians in the 2013 season. Mumbai Indians under his captaincy won the IPL for the first time. It was a terrific season for him as a captain as he helped Mumbai Indians to win the IPL as well as the Champions League T20 in 2013. Once again in
It was a terrific season for him as a captain as he helped Mumbai Indians to win the IPL as well as the Champions League T20 in 2013. Once again in 2015, he helped MI to win the IPL 8 title by beating Chennai. He became only one of the captains who won the IPL trophy twice. He also became the second player after Yusuf Pathan to be a part of the playing XI that won the IPL title three times: once with the Deccan Chargers and twice as the skipper of the Mumbai Indians. He may be slow in the ground fielding but has taken some brilliant catches to help his team turn the game around.
He has taken 64 catches in 146 matches.
2. AB De Villiers
The superman from South Africa has been one of the most successful players in the IPL and a crowd favourite everywhere he goes. He started the IPL in 2008 when he was picked up by the Delhi Daredevils but in that season he just scored 95 runs with an average of 19. But he played brilliantly in the 2009 season where he scored 465 runs with a staggering average of 51.66, scoring a century.
In 2011, he was picked up by The Royal Challengers Bangalore and became an instant match winner as he scored with a humongous strike rate of 161.11 and 164.38 in the successive seasons. He was instrumental in RCB reaching the final of the 2017 season along with his Captain Virat Kohli. He has been a superman in the field with bare hands and with gloves in the hand and has taken some outstanding catches and saved heaps of runs in the field.
He has taken 68 catches in 111 matches.
1. Suresh Raina
Raina was signed by the Chennai Super Kings for the first three years of the tournament. Raina made significant contributions in the first edition of the tournament. Again in 2010 IPL, Raina’s consistent batting throughout the series won him applause and he became the all-time run-getter of the league. In the 2011 IPL too, Raina maintained his reputation as the leading run-scorer with 438 runs, again being the only player to cross 400 do so for all the seven seasons.
In 2012 IPL, he became Chennai’s leading run scorer, scoring 441 runs and on the course became the only player to score 400 runs in every IPL. He became the first player in the history of IPL to cross the mark of 2000 IPL runs. In 2013 IPL, he scored 548 runs at a healthy average of 42.15 and strike rate of 150.13. In 2016, Raina was signed by the Gujarat Lions after the suspension of CSK. He captained the team for the season, and remained consistent with batting, scoring 399 runs in 15 innings. He is one of the best fielders in India and has taken some awesome catches both in the slips and in the deep and has also helped save a lot of runs in the outfield.
He has taken 83 catches in 150 matches.