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Top 5 Catchers in the (IPL) Indian Premier League

Top 5 Catchers in the (IPL) Indian Premier League :- Indian Premier League: In each season of IPL, many records are created and broke. Some of them are so magical that they leave an imprint on the minds of the fans for a long time.

IPL gives us the opportunity to witness the best fielders in the world display their exemplary catching skills.

Here is a list of the top five fielders with the most number of catches in the history of IPL:

#1 Suresh Raina

Span: 2008-16

Teams: Chennai Super Kings, Gujarat Lions

Matches: 147

Catches: 82

Suresh Raina is very energetic and a dynamite on the field. Raina changed the way the world looked at Indian fielding by carrying forward the legacy of Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif.

Apart from being an explosive batsman, Raina is a terrific ground fielder and hardly misses a chance to put his body on the line to save even a single run for his team.

#2 AB de Villiers

Span: 2008-16

Teams: Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore

Matches: 120

Catches: 66

There is nothing in the cricket, Abraham Benjamin de Villiers cannot do. He can hit a cricket ball miles. He can roll his arm over to effect vital dismissals. AB de Villiers can outclass the best of fielders on the playing field.

He has been seen taking extraordinary catches inside the circle and at the boundary. AB de Villiers is mostly deployed at the long off or long on boundary as he has phenomenal ground fielding skills to go with his mind-boggling ability to pluck catches out of nowhere.

#3 Rohit Sharma

Span: 2008-16

Teams: Deccan Chargers, Mumbai Indians

Matches: 142

Catches: 61

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has not just proved to be one of the best batsmen across the nine seasons of the IPL but also one of the safest fielders.

29-year-old Rohit Sharma may not be the most effervescent when it comes to athleticism on the cricket field but can be relied upon to pouch catches safely.

Rohit Sharma’s ground fielding skills cannot be underestimated and one can always see him put in a hundred percent for his team on the field.

#4 Dwayne Bravo

Span: 2008-16

Teams: Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Gujarat Lions

Matches: 106

Catches: 60

Dwayne Bravo is two-time Purple Cap holder. The athleticism and the safe pair of hands of Bravo mean that he is an asset for any fielding side, saving crucial runs, holding on to spectacular catches and effecting miraculous run-outs from the outfield.

He is also a very good fielder off his own bowling.

#5 Kieron Pollard

Span: 2010-16

Team: Mumbai Indians

Matches: 106

Catches: 55

A livewire, the aggressive Trinidadian – Kieron Pollard is always in the face of the opposition batsmen while on the field.

By using his long reach, Pollard is a phenomenal fielder at any position on the field. Pollard guards the point area in the power-play overs. Kieron Pollard is very tough to beat on the boundary in the death overs.