5 best catches taken by fast bowlers in the outfield
Ground fielding has become an integral part of cricket today, so much so that international teams have separate fielding coaches dedicated to master this difficult art. Fitness standards along with fielder-specific drills have become mandatory for any side, with the focus mainly on saving every run possible in the outfield.
As the saying goes, 'catches win matches' and a spectacular catch during a difficult period of play definitely lifts the sagging spirits of players tremendously.
On that note, let us take a look at some of the best catches taken by faster bowlers in the outfield. This list does not include caught and bowled wickets and also tag-team catches near the boundary line.
#5 Kane Richardson
Kane Richardson has evolved into a dependable limited-overs bowler for Australia in recent times. Before making his debut for Australia, Richardson plied his trade for Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League.
During BBL 02, he pulled off a blinder against the Hobart Hurricanes in a league game at the Blundstone Arena. Initially misjudging the flight of the ball, he made good ground before diving full length to pluck the ball out of thin air with his right hand. It was a special effort and remains one of the best catches in BBL history.