Most Catches in International Cricket: Complete List of Players with the Most ODI Catches

Most Catches in International Cricket: Some of the great batters in cricket have also secured their positions in field records.

For some strange reason, field records are not celebrated as much as batting and bowling records in cricket. A vast majority of passionate cricket fans, who are usually up to date on batting and bowling records, have been found to fall short when it comes to breaking records in the sport.

Fielding, a job in cricket that every player must perform, regardless of primary skill (batting or bowling), more often than not falls into the category of a thankless task.

That said, the skill is in turning the tables on a cricket pitch as a match situation can be easily affected if a fielder grabs a jaw-dropping catch or drops a sitter.

While batters need not depend on anyone for scoring runs on a cricket ground, the nature of the sport is such that bowlers are always dependent on field players who expect to grab all the catches that come their way. Hence, increasing the role and importance of a fielder in cricket.

Most Catches in International Cricket

Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene, former Australia captain Ricky Ponting and former New Zealand captain Ross Taylor are featured in the lists of most catches in both international cricket in ODIs.

As for the wicketkeepers, former South African wicketkeeper Mark Boucher, former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist, former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara are the common names in both lists.

like a fielder

Player Matches collection catches Max
Mahela Jayawardene (SL/Asia) 652 768 440 4
Ricky Ponting (AUS/ICC) 560 717 364 3
Ross Taylor (NZ) 447 543 348 4
Jacques Kallis (SA/Afr/ICC) 519 664 338 4
Rahul Dravid (IND/Asia/ICC) 509 571 334 4

As a wicketkeeper

Player Matches collection catches Max
Mark Boucher (SA/Afr/ICC) 467 596 952 6
Adam Gilchrist (AUS/ICC) 396 485 813 6
MS Dhoni (IND/Asia) 538 608 634 6
Ian Healy (AUS) 287 392 560 6
Kumar Sangakkara (SL/Asia/ICC) 594 499 539 5

Most ODI catches

like a fielder

Player Matches collection catches Max
Mahela Jayawardene (Asia/SL) 448 443 218 4
Ricky Ponting (AUS/ICC) 375 372 160 3
Mohammed Azharuddin (IND) 334 332 156 4
Sachin Tendulkar (IND) 463 456 140 4
Ross Taylor (NZ) 233 229 139 4

As a wicketkeeper

Player Matches collection catches Max
Adam Gilchrist (AUS/ICC) 287 281 417 6
Mark Boucher (SA/Afr/ICC) 295 290 402 6
Kumar Sangakkara (SL/Asia/ICC) 404 353 383 4
MS Dhoni (IND/Asia) 350 345 321 5
Brendon McCullum (NZ) 260 183 227 5

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