10 Players with Most Catches in ICC World Cups

Good bowling performance might become the hero of any cricket match, but without good fielding to complement the bowler, it is likely that the opponent team on the crease will make the winning shot. Fielders and the wicket keeper have to be ready at all times, not only to stop the big scores but also to get the batsman out of the field.

One of the Most Exciting Moments in any cricket match is when a fielder flies into the air to catch a ball, or at the end of a beautiful shot, the ball, in a projectile motion, lands smoothly into the hands of the fielder. The ICC World Cups have seen some extraordinary catches that had totally changed the course of the matches. Let’s take a look at the 10 Players with Most Catches in ICC World Cups.

10 Players with Most Catches in ICC World Cups

10. Ian Philip

10 Players with Most Catches in ICC World Cups
10 Players with Most Catches in ICC World Cups

Former Scottish cricketer Iain Lindsay Philip played cricket for the Scottish national team between 1986 and 1999. He made his One-day International debut at the age of 41 against Australia in 1999. Philip made 104 appearances for the Scottish cricket team. He holds the record for highest runs scored by any Scottish batsmen with his 234 in 1991. The 17th match of Group B in the 1999 ICC World Cup was played between Scotland and Bangladesh at the Grange Cricket Club Ground on 24th May 1999. Scotland won the toss and chose to field first. In the first innings, Ian Philip took 3 catches of Bangladeshi batsmen Khaled Mashud, Akram Khan and Enamul Haque. Bangladesh won the match by 22 runs and Minhajul Abedin was declared the man of the match.

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9. Nathan Astle

10 Players with Most Catches in ICC World Cups
10 Players with Most Catches in ICC World Cups

Former New Zealand cricketer Nathan John Astle played as an opener in One Day Internationals for the New Zealand national cricket team. He made 81 test and 223 ODI appearances for his national side Black Caps. Astle was named the “Player of the Year” on three occasions in 1995, 1996 and 2002 by the New Zealand Cricket Almanack. The 10th match of Group B in the 1999 ICC World Cup was played between New Zealand and Australia at the Sophia Gardens Stadium on 20th May 1999. Australia won the toss and chose to bat first. In the first innings, Nathan Astle took 3 catches of Australian batsmen AC Gilchrist, DS Lehmann and SR Waugh. New Zealand won the match by 5 wickets and RG Twose was declared the man of the match.

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8. Graham Thorpe

10 Players with Most Catches in ICC World Cups
10 Players with Most Catches in ICC World Cups

Former English cricketer Graham Paul Thorpe is noted as an excellent left-handed middle-order batsman and amazing slip fielder of his time. He appeared in 100 test matches and 82 limited over international matches for the English national cricket team. Thorpe scored a century in the second innings of his debut Test match against Australia in 1993. The 1st match of Group A in the 1999 ICC World Cup was played between England and Sri Lanka at the Lord’s Cricket Ground on 14th May 1999. England won the toss and chose to field first. In the first innings, Graham Thorpe took 3 catches of Sri Lankan batsmen MS Atapattu, PA de Silva and KEA Upashantha. England won the match by 8 wickets and AJ Stewart was declared the man of the match.

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