England were crowned World Champions as they defeated New Zealand in the final of World Cup 2019. It was a fabulous tournament with some terrific cricket played by all the teams. Apart from some top innings with the bat and fantastic bowling spells, this World Cup will be remembered for the high-quality fielding displayed by the teams.
The fitness levels in international cricket have improved drastically in the past decade and it was visible on the field in this World Cup.
Fielding has become a key component of cricket in the recent past and it is imperative for every international side to have a strong fielding unit. The four teams that made it to semi-finals were the premier fielding teams of the competition. There was also an interesting statistic that showed the number of runs a player has saved over the course of the tournament.
During the World Cup, the fans were treated to some mind-boggling catches. A moment of brilliance in the field can turn a match upside down and it was proved yet again. Here, we take a look at 5 of the best catches taken at World Cup 2019.
#5 Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja was India's super-sub in the tournament. While he found it difficult to get in the playing XI in most parts of the tournament, he did his bit on the field. In the game against England, where English openers were threatening to take the game from the Indians, Jadeja pulled off a miraculous catch at long on.
Running in, Jadeja put in a dive and completed a sensational catch to get rid of Jason Roy. And even though India went on to lose the match, Jadeja's brilliance on the field will be remembered by the fans for a long time.
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