Most catches in test cricket

Most catches in test cricket

Hey guys, welcome to our new post on most catches in test cricket. Test cricket is actually a test of cricketers so it is called test cricket. Test cricket is actualle test of patience, hard work and commitment. So, it is important to win the important movement in test cricket. In such cases, catching is important so the batsman does not get another chance. 

At that time some players came in front who gave their 100 per cent in catching. So, today we are going to discuss the top 10 players who have taken the most Number Of catches in test cricket history. There are many big names coming in this list so read this article till the end.

Most catches in test cricket

Most catches in test cricket top 10 players

No. 10] Ross Taylor (159)

As of date, the number 10 spot is occupied by Ross Taylor of New Zealand. Ross Taylor is a left handed Batsman middle order batsman. He is a very nice fielder. Undoubtedly one of the best catcher New Zealand cricket have ever seen after Stephen Fleming.

His career spanned from 2007 to 2021. He has taken 159 catches in 108 Matches with a maximum of 3 catches in a match.

No. 9] Brian Lara (164)

The number 9 spot is occupied by ‘The Prince of Port of Spain’ Brian Lara of West Indies. He was a very entertaining cricketer. He was an elegant left-handed Batsman who was a attacking batsman. He also owns the record of highest individual score in a test inning.

Apart from his batting he was a great fielder. His career spanned from 1990 to 2006. He has taken 164 catches in 131 matches with a maximum of 4 catches in a match.

No. 8] Graeme Smith (169)

The number 8 spot is occupied by Graeme Smith of South Africa. He was one of the best South African cricket player we have ever seen. He was the best batsman at his time of Play.

Also, he was a handy fielder. He also holds the record of most catches in a single test inning. His career spanned from 2002 to 2014. He has taken 169 catches in 117 matches with a maximum of 5 catches in a match.

No. 7] Stephen Fleming (171)

The number 7 spot is occupied by Stephen Fleming of New Zealand. He was the captain of New Zealand cricket team at his time of Play. Undoubtedly, the best New Zealand captain ever.

As I mentioned earlier he is the best fielder the New Zealand cricket have ever seen. His career spanned from 1994 to 2008. He has taken 171 catches in 111 matches with a maximum of 5 catches in a match.

No. 6] Alastair Cook (175)

The number 6 spot is currently occupied by Alastair Cook of England. He was a aggressive left-handed Batsman. ‘The captain cook’ is the leading run of England in the test cricket history. 

Apart from his batting contribution he was a very handy fielder. He is a very nice slip catcher. His career spanned from 2006 to 2018. He has taken 175 catches in 161 matches with a maximum of 3 catches in a match.

No. 5] Mark Waugh (181)

The number 5 spot is occupied by Mark Waugh of Australia. Waugh was primarily a right-handed batsman who batted in the No. 4 position in Test matches. He was also a handy bowler when needed for the team. 

He was a nice fielder. Undoubtedly the best slip catcher ever played cricket.  His career spanned from 1991 to 2002. He has taken 181 catches in 128 matches with a maximum of 4 catches in a match.

No. 4] Ricky ponting (196)

The number 4 spot is occupied by Ricky Ponting of Australia. The ‘punter’ was a right handed middle order batsman. He was well known for his pull shots at worst conditions.

He was an excellent slip fielder and was also a part time bowler.  His career spanned from 1995 to 2012. He has taken 196 catches in 168 matches with a maximum of 3 catches in a match.

No. 3] Jacques Kallis (200)

The number 3 spot is occupied by Jacques Kallis of South Africa. The best cricketer of his time. You give his bat, you give his ball and except impossible catches all the things will be done. He was the best all-rounder cricket has ever seen.

He was a handy fielder, excellent bowler and a excellent batsman. His career spanned from 1995 to 2013. He has taken 200 catches in 166 matches with a maximum of 4 catches in a match.

No. 2] Mahela Jayawardene (205)

The number 2 spot is currently occupied by Mahela Jayawardene of Sri Lanka. He was the heartbeat of Sri Lanka cricket at that time. He was the Centurion of the 2011 World Cup final against India but unfortunately Sri Lanka lost that match.

He was also a handy bowler and fielder. His career spanned from 1997 to 2014. He has taken 205 catches in 149 matches with a maximum of 4 catches in a match.

No. 1] Rahul Dravid (210)

Finally the number 1 spot is currently occupied by none other than Rahul Dravid, the wall of India. This wall would never break. You give him bat, you give him the ball, you give him wicket keeper gloves, and give him the captain’s cap. He would never say no for it. He was an absolute match winner. And a team man.

Talk about his fielding skills he was a handy fielder. He was an excellent slip fielder. His career spanned from 1996 to 2012. He has taken 210 catches in 164 matches with a maximum of 3 catches in a match.

List of Players who have taken the Most catches in test cricket

PlayerSpanMatInnsCtMaxCt/Inn
R Dravid (ICC/INDIA)1996-201216430121030.697
DPMD Jayawardene (SL)1997-201414927020540.759
JH Kallis (ICC/SA)1995-201316631520040.634
RT Ponting (AUS)1995-201216832819630.597
ME Waugh (AUS)1991-200212824518140.738
AN Cook (ENG)2006-201816130017530.583
SP Fleming (NZ)1994-200811119917150.859
GC Smith (ICC/SA)2002-201411722516950.751
BC Lara (ICC/WI)1990-200613124116440.680
LRPL Taylor (NZ)2007-202110820415930.779
MA Taylor (AUS)1989-199910419715740.796
AR Border (AUS)1978-199415627715640.563
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