We have witnessed some spectacular catches this season, and it has been the grand year 2017 which saw some breathtaking catches. The list subsequently includes the Irish cricketer at the top of the table, while team India skipper Virat Kohli is placed at the fifth position with seven catches.
The catching ability has played a massive role to boost the morale of the bowlers. In the limited-overs cricket, outfield catching had become a norm when quality fielders made the tough catches look very easy at first sight and, such has been the fascination and off-the-field.
Moreover, the fielding is considered as the vital part in any of the format in India and the teams have focused on this part for so long, as the fitness has a massive role to play in shaping up the teams.
(Read Further: 2017 Records: Most number of catches in Tests)
Here’s the list of the minimum of players with most catches during the year:
George Dockrell seven matches ten catches:
The 25-year-old Dublin-born George Dockrell has been the old-face of Ireland cricket which saw him making his top-flight debut at the age of 18 in February 2010 at Colombo against Ireland.
The left-arm orthodox spinner Dockrell played 71 ODIs and 46 T20Is.
In seven T20I fixtures in 2017, Dockrell claimed ten catches to top the list of most catches as a player.
In the limited-overs cricket, Dockrell bagged 128 wickets in his seven-year-long career.
David Miller 11 matches nine catches:
David Miller has been on the role for South Africa, but he occasionally had a bleak-run with the bat, and during the fielding, he has been one of the standout performers across the globe.
In 2017, Miller claimed nine catches in 11 games, and he is listed at the number two spot which saw him pouncing on the balls.
Imad Wasim 10 matches eight catches:
Pakistan spin-bowling all-rounder Imad Wasim has somewhat played an imperative role in the ICC Champions Trophy win in England which further saw him eking out wickets in the T20I format owing to his accuracy and ability to hit the ball long and hard.
The 26-year-old Wales-based Wasim claimed nine catches in 10 matches which see him sitting at the number three position in the 2017 year.
Mitchell Santner seven matches and seven catches
The 25-year-old Hamilton-born bowling all-round has played an imperative role when it comes to the Twenty20 cricket with the ball. In 18 T20Is, Santner collected 22 scalps at an average of 19.31, as he bagged 107 wickets across formats since making his international debut in June 2015 against England at Birmingham.
Santner has claimed 35 catches in the international format and has been working hard to excel in the Test fold as well apart from the limited-overs cricket.
New Zealand left-arm orthodox spinner Santner is listed fourth with seven catches featuring in seven games.
Virat Kohli 10 matches seven catches:
The 29-year-old Indian skipper Virat Kohli has been among the bulk of runs for his national side before registering records after another while relying on his batting strength.
The passionate cricketer is enjoying his rollicking form which further saw him averaging 52.86 in the T20Is. In 55 T20I innings, the top-order batsman scored 1,956 runs which include 18 fifties in 51 innings.
However, Kohli has been equally good on the field while giving everything behind the ball which saw him collecting seven catches in 10 matches.
Here’s the list of most number of catches: