India’s tour of England is drawing ever so near as the subconinent outfit would be eager to rub away their 4-0 humiliation at the hands of the English lat time they toured the country. Going by the catches win matches theory, we take a look at those Indians who have taken most number of catches at Lords.

1.Mahendra Singh Dhoni: Ms Dhoni is in top of this highest catch taker Indians list. He played 2 matches and 4 innings in Lords. He took 9 catches in Lords. Barring Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni is arguably the most popular and definitely the most scrutinised cricketer from India. He has done so coming from the cricketing backwaters, the mining state of Jharkhand, and through a home-made batting and wicketkeeping technique, and a style of captaincy that scales the highs and lows of both conservatism and unorthodoxy.

2.Rahul Dravid: Rahul Dravid was probably one of the last classical Test match batsmen. His progress into the national side may have been steady and methodical rather than meteoric, but once there, Dravid established himself at the vanguard of a new, defiant generation that were no longer easybeats away from home. He played 4 matches and 8 innings in Lords. He took 5 catches in Lords.

3.Kiran More: Kiran More was one of those gutsy little keepers who always relished a challenge, even thrived under it. He played total 2 matches and 4 innings at Lords. He took 5 catches in Lords. He played total 49 test matches in his career. He is standing at number 3 position.

4.Eknath Solkar: Eknath Dhondu Solkar is standing at number 4. He played total 2 matches and 3 innings in Lords. He took 5 catches in Lords. He played total 27 test matches in his carer.

5. Sachin Tendulkar: Blessed with the keenest of cricket minds, and armed with a loathing for losing, Tendulkar set about doing what it took to become one of the best batsmen in the world. His greatness was established early: he was only 16 when he made his Test debut. He played total 5 amtches and 10 innings in Lords. He took 5 catches in Lords.

6. Farokh Engineer: A flamboyant batsman and an agile wicketkeeper, Farokh Engineer was one of the best of his trade, as shown by his selection as the first-choice keeper for the Rest of the World XI series in England and Australia in the early 1970s. Engineer was solidly built, yet had remarkably sharp reflexes – an essential requirement for keeping to the legendary spin quartet of Bedi, Prasanna, Chandrasekhar and Venkataraghavan. He played 3 matches and 4 innings in Lords. He took 4 catches in lords. He is standing at number 6th position.

7. Jahangir Khan: Jahangir Khan, Dr Mohammad, who died in Lahore on July 23, 1988, aged 78, played four Test matches for India in the 1930s and, after Partition, made an important contribution as a player, administrator and selector to the development of cricket in Pakistan. He played 2 matches and 4 innings at Lords. He took 4 catches in Lords. He is at number 7th position.

8. Ajit Wadekar: An aggressive left-hand batsman who became slightly bogged down by responsibility, Ajit Wadekar’s name will forever be linked with 1971 when he led the Indian team to historic triumphs in the West Indies and England. He played 3matches and 4 innings in Lords. He took 4 catches in lords.

9. Syed Abid Ali: Abid Ali had the feet of a sprinter, the energy of a marathon runner and the will of a decathlete, but his misfortune was that he was born 20 years too early. He played total 2 matches and 3 innings in Lords. He took 3 catches inLords. He is at number 9th position.

10. Mohammad Azharuddin: Azhar enjoyed tremendous success on made-to-order home pitches, while right to the end of his career he was peerless in the field, whether prowling the covers or pouching catches at slip. He played total 3matches and 6 innings in Lords. He took 3 catches inlords.  

 

Player name

Catches

MS Dhoni

9

Rahul Dravid

5

Kiran More

5

Eknath Solkar

5

Sachin Tendulkar

5

Farokh Engineer

4

Jahangir Khan

4

Ajit Wadekar

4

Syed Abid Ali

3

Mohammad Azharuddin

3

 

 

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