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2017 Records: Most number of catches in Tests

2017 Records: Most number of catches in Tests

Many teams have had enjoyed an incredible season following the splendid performances by the players which saw some brilliant catches in the outfield, and the slip cordon has been an interesting sight in the Test format in particular.

Coming to the Australian skipper Steven Smith, who has had enjoyed a stellar run in the Test format and is on the verge of claiming the highest rating points in the Test cricket after former Test specialist and batting sensation Donald Bradman, who played 52 Tests in which he amassed 6,996 runs at an average of 99.94. He smashed 29 hundreds and 13 fifties.

The 28-year-old Smith has also been on the role while amassing runs at will and while fielding, he becomes more responsible for shouldering the responsibility and set an example to lead from the front.

In 10 Tests this year, Steven Smith has completed 21 catches in 19 innings.

Moreover, the second in the line fall the top-order batsman from India Ajinkya Rahane.

The 29-year-old batsman Rahane has 20 catches under his belt in 22 innings after featuring in 11 Tests for India under the captaincy of Virat Kohli.

Interestingly, Ben Stokes, who is facing the police charges after the Bristol-street brawl in September 2017, further missed out to fly to Australia for the all-important Ashes series which eventually saw the visiting side England losing the Urn with the Perth loss.

The 26-year-old star all-rounder Stokes featured in just seven Tests for the Three Lions which saw him claiming 16 catches in 14 innings.

Stokes had a decent chance to eye for the top spot in terms of catches in the five-day format, but the fate had something else for the professional cricketer on offer.

Here’s the table of the most number of catches in the traditional format in 2017:

Player Name Matches Innings                          Catches
Steven Smith 10 19                                           21
Ajinkya Rahane 11 22                                           20
Ben Stokes   7 14                                            16
Faf Du Plessis 10 18                                            16
Peter Handscomb   9 17                                             15


Tahir Ibn Manzoor

Tahir Ibn Manzoor is a staffer at Cricket Addictor, who follows cricket like food and he has a great affection for the long-form journalism. He Tweets @TahirIbnManzoor

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