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Gone are the days when bowling and batting performances in the domestic circle were enough to get you place in the national side as nowadays you also need to be acrobatic in the field to make it to the playing XI. Over the years players like Jadeja, Raina, and Maxwell have set bench marks as Best Fielders in International Cricket. This article is about Most Catches in ODIs in 2017 and it highlights some of the best fielders, who grabbed those catches with their utmost brilliance.

The best fielders of the side are placed on places like a slip, point, and near boundary lines and the thing is mostly the catches are up at these places. The fielders placed on these places aren’t reluctant to make an acrobatic attempt or go for something out of the box. The thing which we previously missed for the while in cricket were the catches near the boundaries but as now the game of cricket has changed and phrase ‘Catches Win Matches’ really makes difference. And in the recent times, cricket-lovers have seen some superb takes near the boundary line.  Fielders like Pollard and Maxwell are to be most credited for making these difficult catches super easy.

This list about Most Catches in ODIs in 2017 actually realizes the efforts of fieldsmen which is most of the time overshadowed by a ton or a 5-wicket haul. Amid all this, one needs to know as drop catches cost you the match, some superb catches in the field can also turn things in your favor.

Most Catches in ODIs in 2017 (Full List)

Around every of the cricket fan know some brilliant catches, caught at the right time can change the whole scenario of the match, so catches plus run-outs are as important as scoring runs or taking wickets. The list of Most Catches in ODIs in 2017 kicks off with Aussie superstar Glenn Maxwell on top. Although star all-rounder has failed to make an impact either with the bat or the ball, he has well contributed in the field with taking 12 catches in 13 ODI matches in the ongoing year 2017.

The Proteas opener has the equal number of catches as Maxwell in ODIs in this year but he did this much well in 17 games. The young rising star of Sri Lanka, Kusal Mendis also has 12 catches to his name in 22 matches.

When we talk about the full list of Most Catches in ODIs in 2017 we can clearly see the dominance of young stars or some of the fittest hunks out there. Namely, well-reputed fielders like Hales, Babar Azam, de Villiers, Warner, Jadeja and du Plessis are prominent on the list.

Those who remember these players taking catches would surely know that how well these catches affected the game and made phrase ‘catches win matches’ actually true. With this article, we can assure you that one list of ‘Best Catches in ODIs in 2017’ will soon be coming your way.

Most catches
Player Mat Inns Ct Max Ct/Inn
GJ Maxwell (AUS) 13 13 12 4 0.923
HM Amla (SA) 17 17 12 2 0.705
BKG Mendis (SL) 22 21 12 2 0.571
Mohammad Nabi (AFG) 13 12 10 3 0.833
Babar Azam (PAK) 15 15 10 2 0.666
KM Jadhav (INDIA) 22 21 10 2 0.476
AG Cremer (ZIM) 12 12 9 2 0.750
AD Hales (ENG) 15 14 9 2 0.642
Mohammad Hafeez (PAK) 15 15 9 2 0.600
F du Plessis (SA) 17 17 9 3 0.529
JO Holder (WI) 18 17 9 2 0.529
JE Root (ENG) 19 18 9 2 0.500
RA Jadeja (INDIA) 10 10 8 2 0.800
Mahmudullah (BDESH) 12 11 8 3 0.727
DA Warner (AUS) 13 13 8 2 0.615
DAS Gunaratne (SL) 16 15 8 2 0.533
JP Duminy (SA) 16 16 8 1 0.500
AU Rashid (ENG) 17 16 8 3 0.500
JJ Bumrah (INDIA) 17 17 8 2 0.470
HH Pandya (INDIA) 22 21 8 2 0.380
V Kohli (INDIA) 23 22 8 1 0.363
SW Billings (ENG) 7 5 7 2 1.400
TK Musakanda (ZIM) 8 8 7 2 0.875
JDS Neesham (NZ) 13 13 7 2 0.538
LRPL Taylor (NZ) 14 14 7 2 0.500
S Dhawan (INDIA) 16 15 7 2 0.466
AB de Villiers (SA) 17 17 7 3 0.411
LE Plunkett (ENG) 18 17 7 2 0.411
WU Tharanga (SL) 19 18 7 1 0.388
AJ Finch (AUS) 8 8 6 2 0.750
WTS Porterfield (IRE) 13 13 6 2 0.461
SPD Smith (AUS) 13 13 6 1 0.461
MJ Santner (NZ) 14 14 6 2 0.428
BA Stokes (ENG) 15 14 6 2 0.428
JJ Roy (ENG) 16 16 6 2 0.375
Muhammad Usman (UAE) 7 7 5 3 0.714
DJ Willey (ENG) 9 8 5 2 0.625
JR Hazlewood (AUS) 9 9 5 2 0.555
Mosaddek Hossain (BDESH) 10 9 5 2 0.555
KJ O’Brien (IRE) 9 9 5 2 0.555
Amir Hamza (AFG) 10 10 5 2 0.500
WD Parnell (SA) 11 11 5 2 0.454
AM Rahane (INDIA) 12 11 5 2 0.454
Rashid Khan (AFG) 13 12 5 2 0.416
DA Miller (SA) 13 13 5 2 0.384
E Lewis (WI) 18 17 5 1 0.294

 

Previously, teams like Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa were known for showing some greatness on the field with taking some unbelievable catches but as of now several other teams like India and England have taken some serious measures to become best in the field.

It will be relevant to mention here that fielding standards have rapidly changed over the years and all credit goes to the cricket boards who have remained strict with their ‘No unfit’ players policy. Though many of the cricket board had to face some strong criticism all around for even dumping star cricketers from the teams but in longer-run things have worked superbly in benefit of the team.

Years back cricket was full of bulky and un-fit players but now cricketers have a set physical standard as they consume most of their time hitting benches in the gym and doing various fitness activities.

The Yo-Yo Endurance Test is one of the most famous fitness tests nowadays as its shocking results have resulted in the omission of Indian star players like Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina from the squads. Most of the teams have kept this physical endurance test must apart from the performances in the domestic circles. The one who fails this test is asked to improve his fitness to be on the radar of cricket board or else you would be replaced by someone better than you in the business.