Just like batting and bowling are important, taking catches in the field and contributing to taking wickets is even more important. Because if a fielder drops a catch of an in-form batter, it can turn out to be costly.
And this is why, when a fielder takes an impossible catch, everyone, including players and fans, praises the fielder. Many such outrageous fielding moments will occur during the big event.
So, let’s take a look at the fielders with the most catches in the 2023 ODI World Cup.
Most Catches in ODI World Cup 2023
|Player||Innings||Catches (as fielder)|
|Daryl Mitchell (NZ)||10||11|
|Marnus Labuschagne (AUS)||11||8|
|David Warner (AUS)||11||8|
|Ravindra Jadeja (IND)||11||7|
|David Miller (SA)||10||7|
|Ben Stokes (ENG)||6||6|
|Sybrand Engelbrecht (NED)||8||6|
|Mitchell Starc (AUS)||9||6|
|Shubman Gill (IND)||9||6|
|Devon Conway (NZ)||10||6|
Note: Stats will be updated after every match
Australia’s World Cup winning captain, Ricky Ponting, has taken the most catches in the history of the Cricket World Cup. Ponting took 28 catches in 46 innings across his 5 World Cup appearances from 1996 to 2011.
England’s Joe Root is the only active player who is close to Ponting’s tally, with over 20 catches. And both of them are the only 2 players with 20-plus catches in the pinnacle tournament.