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The safest cricket fielders of 2012

Akshy Sridhar

A brief look at the fielders (excluding wicket-keepers) with the most number of catches in 2012. With slip fielders like Graeme Smith, Jacques Kallis and Darren Sammy pouching the most number of catches in Test cricket, Virat Kohli, Jonny Bairstow and Keiron Pollard have had the safest hands in limited over internationals with their exceptional skills at sharp positions like point and cover.

Test Matches -Most catches

Player Mat Inns Ct Max Ct/Inn G Smith(SA) 10 19 23 5 1.210 D Sammy (WI) 10 19 20 3 1.052 J Kallis (SA) 9 17 18 4 1.058 M Clarke (Aus) 10* 20 17 2 0.850 A Strauss (Eng) 11 20 14 3 0.700 M Guptill (NZ) 10 19 13 2 0.684 E Cowan (Aus) 10* 20 13 3 0.650 J Anderson (Eng) 14* 26 13 3 0.500 V Sehwag (India) 9* 16 12 3 0.750 M Hussey (Aus) 10* 20 12 2 0.600 G Swann (Eng) 14* 25 12 2 0.480 One Day Internationals – Most catches

Player Mat Inns Ct Max Ct/Inn K Pollard (WI) 17 17 15 3 0.882 V Kohli (India) 16 16 14 2 0.875 D Sammy (WI) 17 17 14 3 0.823 M Hussey (Aus) 19 19 11 2 0.578 D Hussey (Aus) 25 25 11 2 0.440 H Thirimanne (SL) 28 27 11 2 0.407 G Bailey (Aus) 13 13 10 3 0.769 T Perera (SL) 23 22 10 2 0.454 M Jayawardene (SL) 30 29 10 1 0.344 R Peterson (SA) 13 13 9 2 0.692 S Raina(India) 16 16 9 1 0.562 T20Is – Most catches

Player Mat Inns Ct Max Ct/Inn J Bairstow (Eng) 12 11 13 2 1.181 S Raina (India) 10 10 9 3 0.900 D Warner (Aus) 13 13 9 2 0.692 S Malik (Pak) 14 14 9 2 0.642 T Dilshan (SL) 11 11 8 2 0.727 E Morgan (Eng) 12 12 8 2 0.666 P Borren (Neth) 6 6 7 4 1.166 M Guptill (NZ) 11 11 7 3 0.636 T Johnston (Ire) 12 11 7 3 0.636 W Porterfield (Ire) 13 12 7 2 0.583


Edited by Staff Editor

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