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‘Catches win you matches’ is a famous cricket adage. If a team takes its catches, it generally takes the match but if a side drops its catches, it also mostly drops the match. Yes, the batsmen and the bowlers play a crucial role in the success of the team but the fielders can really spur the team. A good fielding effort or a good catch can lift the morale of the team and it can be the difference between a win or a loss.
There have been some fielders in the game with the likes of Jonty Rhodes, Ricky Ponting enthralling us with their efforts. There have been many fielders who are livewire on the field and contribute in the field by saving runs or taking good catches.
We, at Sportzwiki, bring you the top five fielders who have most catches in International cricket since 2010.
South Africa’s Hashim Amla always had a safe pair of hands. Amla used to field in the slips and did a fine job for the Proteas. The right-handed batsman not only delivered the goods with the bat but also supported his bowlers in the field.
Amla took a total of 216 catches out of which 170 were taken since 2010.