Normally a power packed batting performance or a sensational bowling performance wins the game for any team. But another department that has gained importance over time is fielding. Fielding has had a great significance in modern-day cricket. It has been placed on the same level as that of batting and bowling. Especially the shorter format of the game has helped teams to strengthen in this department. So which are the best catches from this season’s IPL.
Modern day players have set such high standards for fielding that they just cannot afford to make any errors in fielding. Taking amazing catches on the cricket field, acrobatic catches on the boundary line is no longer a once in a while event, as the players and the teams practice it in their training and try to do the same on the cricket field.
IPL has also witnessed many blinders over the past seasons and this season also it has seen some spectacular fielding efforts. As there is a saying in cricket, “Catches win you matches”, let us have a look at some brilliance in the fielding department in this year’s IPL.
The Gujarat lions captain took an absolute blinder to dismiss RPS opener Ajinkya Rahane. Raina was standing at slip and he didn’t seem to be in any position to take the catch when the ball flew off the edge of Rahane’s bat, but he somehow managed to grab it with his left hand which is his natural side.
The KXIP keeper pulled off an amazing catch while standing behind the wickets after RCB batsman Mandeep Singh mistimed a short delivery from Varun Aaron. At first Saha was in no position to grab the catch but the KIXP keeper went backwards and completed a great catch.