There are numerous ways of getting a batsman out in the game of cricket, some of them quirky, but most require the perfect combination of precision and talent. One such way of dismissal is the caught & bowled that involves the sole excellence of the successful bowler.
Cricket enthusiasts need no introduction to the dismissal and they often provide moments of breathtaking agility. Only few men have mastered it over the years to do it regularly, a feat that involves both tight bowling and sharp reflexes.
Here we list the all-time top five men who’ve completed most caught&bowled dismissals in the history of Test cricket. The list includes some of the greatest spinners (it only features spinners!) ever to have played the game, like Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan, proving that when it comes to this form of dismissal, slow bowlers have the upper hand.
#5 Derek Underwood
Back in the '70s, England had some of the finest Test cricketers at their disposal, one such player was Derek Underwood. The legendary English bowler had an unorthodox bowling style and many visiting batsmen found playing him extremely hard due to his out-of-the-box tricks. Though often classified as a left-arm spinner, Underwood could also extract swing and seam with his quick action, a fact that made him lethal in English conditions.
Underwood made good use of the English conditions which yielded him a good number of 297 wickets in his Test career and he was considered one of the best contemporary bowlers in Test cricket.
He got 20 of his wickets via caught & bowled mode of dismissal which places him on the number five position on this list. The English national team of the 60s and 70s thrived with Derek Underwood in their side.