T20 Records: Most catches by a fielder in T20 World Cup

The importance of fielding increases a lot as the format gets shorter that’s the reason fielding is given more importance in T20 cricket as compared to any other format of the game because in T20 you don’t get a lot of chance to rectify your mistake as a fielder. In this article, we will look at the most catches taken by a fielder in the T20 World Cup.

Fielding plays an important role in every format of the game be it Test T20 or ODI but the importance of fielding increases a lot as the format gets shorter that’s the reason fielding is given more importance in T20 cricket as compared to any other format of the game because in T20 you don’t get a lot of chance to rectify your mistake as a fielder.

In this article, we will look at the most catches taken by a fielder in the T20 World Cup.

AB de Villiers

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The former South African batter is the most successful fielder in T20 World Cup having taken 23 catches in 30 World Cup games. AB de Villiers was considered one of the safest fielders in world cricket and was known for his exploits on the field, especially in the point region where the ball tends to pick up speed after hitting the ground and at the boundary a position at which he made a name for himself by taking spectacular catches.

David Warner

The Australian left-handed opening batter is the second most successful fielder as far as the T20 World Cup is concerned having taken 21 catches in 34 matches with the best effort of taking three catches in a match which takes the figure to 0.617 catch per innings. In addition to his batting, David Warner has been an integral part of the Australian team as a fielder as he ends up taking catches that have changed the complexion of the game.

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Martin Guptill

The experienced New Zealand batter has taken 19 catches in 28 matches in a T20 World Cup career spanning from 2009 to 2021. Guptill’s explosive fielding in all parts of the ground has proved to be vital for the Blackcaps as it has helped the team in turning the tide in its favour. Guptill has taken a maximum of three catches in a match which takes his telly to 0.678 per innings. Along with his fielding Guptill has played a crucial role in his team’s successful World Cup campaign over the years.

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Glenn Maxwell

Known for his match-winning innings under pressure Maxwell has also made a name for himself as a fielder that teams can rely upon in crucial situations. He is one of those fielders who has succeeded in maintaining his fitness over the years as a result of which he patrols the areas which are identified as hotspots in a T20 game. Talking about his record as a fielder in T20 World Cup Maxwell has taken 16 catches in 24 matches.

Rohit Sharma

The present Indian captain Rohit Sharma is considered a safe fielder in international cricket. As far as his record as a fielder in the T20 World Cup is concerned the right-hand batter has taken 16 catches in 39 T20 World Cup matches which includes a maximum of three catches in a match. The hitman as he is famously called has taken impressive catches in slip and while fielding inside the 30-yard circle.