Best catches of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: The recently concluded tournament witnessed numerous awe-inspiring catches.
With the ICC Cricket World Cup done and dusted now, majority of eyeballs are going towards the highest run-scorers and wicket-takers of the tournament. Given the nature of a Cricket World Cup, finishing at the top is no mean task.
Talking about this World Cup, it saw as many as three batsmen crossing the 600-run mark. Previously, only two (Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma) batsmen had achieved the feat in the history of World Cups.
Among the bowlers, Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc surpassed former Australia spearhead Glenn McGrath’s record of most wickets in a World Cup. As far as the all-rounders are concerned, Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan became the first all-rounder to score 500 runs and dismiss 10 batsmen in a single World Cup.
Amidst all these sheer brilliant performances, what fans sometimes forget is the fielding performances. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that fielding is one such department which provides immense entertainment for nothing can beat the joy of some clinching a stunner in a tense match.
Talking about wicket-keeper, New Zealand’s Tom Latham finished at the top of the list with 21 dismissals in the tournament. Australia wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey (20) was the second-best wicket-keeper in this World Cup.
While Latham (21) affected all his dismissals in catches, it was veteran India wicket-keeper batman Mahendra Singh Dhoni (3) who affected maximum stumping dismissals in the tourney.
Among the fielders, England batsman Joe Root (13) grabbed the maximum catches in this World Cup. The next best on the list are South Africa captain Faf du Plessis (10) and England opening batsman Jonny Bairstow (9).
Best catches of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019:
There have been some absolute blinders at #CWC19 so far 😱
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— ICC (@ICC) July 8, 2019
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