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5 incredible catches by fast bowlers off their own bowling

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Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Bravo is among the best fielders in the contemporary game

Bowlers often get worked up when a fielder drops a catch off his bowling or misfields a ball as the ensuing runs scored goes against their names. However, only a handful of bowlers are good fielders off their own bowling. The major reason is because of the difficulty to hold onto the ball in the follow through.

Also Read: 5 best catches taken by fast bowlers in the outfield

Fast bowlers find it even more taxing as they have to change their line of paths on most occasions to take a catch or stop the ball coming in their direction. But there have been many instances when bowlers have taken stunning catches off their own bowling.

Let us take a look at some brilliant caught and bowled wickets obtained by fast bowlers in recent times.

#5 Dwayne Bravo - Against Australia (2005)

Dwayne Bravo has always been the perfect entertainer, both on and off the field. He mostly set high fielding standards for himself and has plucked out catches from thin air on a number of occasions. With his explosive batting and excellent death bowling, he has captured the imagination of cricket fans across the globe.

During West Indies' tour of Australia in 2005, Bravo pulled off a stunner to dismiss Shane Warne. The star leg-spinner played an uppish ball to the left of Bravo who dived full length to take the catch one-handed. The ball was going to his wrong side. Although Bravo was going the other side in his follow-through, he reacted instantly and secured the catch brilliantly.

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