CPL: Batting and bowling are always the two big departments in the game of cricket. A good batting lineup with a good bowler can assure a win. But catching can be a real game-changer for any team in the sport. Hence, the role of the fielder on the ground also becomes more vital in this game.
Over the years, we have seen that dropping the catch can become the difference between winning and losing. That is why a fielding captain needs to make a wise decision to put the right fielder in the right place so that they can catch the ball when it is there. In this article, we will discuss the players with the most catches in the CPL.
5. Rovman Powell (39 catches) in 60 games
Rovman Powell is at number five on this list. He is a great fielder and will be seen at the boundary for some tough catches. Powell made his CPL debut in 2016 for Jamaica Tallahwahs and has been a part of the franchise since then. He has played a total of 60 games for the franchise and has taken a total of 39 catches, with the highest of three catches in one match.
4. Jason Holder (40 catches) in 71 games
Jason Holder has been one of the best assets in the CPL. He is a front-line seamer, a good batsman and a safe fielder. Holder has played for Barbados Royals and Barbados Tridents in the CPL since 2013. Overall, in 71 CPL games, he has taken 40 catches, with three of those coming in one match. He normally fields on the boundary line during the match.
3. Andre Russell (41 catches) in 76 games
Andre Russell is one of the fastest athletes in the game of cricket. He is a multi-dimensional player who can change the game in all three departments. He is a one-man army when it comes to batting and also bowls difficult overs in the end. But on the field, he is a live-wire. Russell has played 76 games for the Jamaica Tallawahs and has taken 41 catches. He is generally the safest fielder at the boundary line.
2. DJ Bravo (48 catches) in 89 CPL games
DJ Bravo is certainly a once-in-a-generation cricketer who is the best in all three departments of the game. He is the best bowler in T20 cricket with the most wickets in history and the best CPL captain with four titles. Bravo has represented the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots and Trinbago Knight Riders in the CPL. He has played 89 games and taken 48 catches, some of which are some of the most incredible catches in the history of the game.
1. Kieron Pollard (62 catches) in 92 games
If a batsman hits a ball in the air, he certainly doesn’t want this man under the ball. Kieron Pollard is among the best fielders that the game has seen. With a big body, he is still among the fastest in business. There are very few players who can match the intensity of this guy. Pollard is at the top of the catching list with a decent gap from number two. He has played 92 games overall for Barbados Tridents, St Lucia Stars, and Trinbago Knight Riders in the CPL. Pollard has a total of 62 catches under his name, which is the most. He is an all-round fielder who can play anywhere on the cricket ground.
List of Most Catches in CPL