This post is about the best catches in IPL history from 2008 until now in 2020.
Best catches in IPL
Superman AB De Villers’s star among the catches in IPL 2018
Best catch in IPL 2018
1.AB De Villers’s superman catch- RCB VS SRH, 17th May 2018No one can forget that unbelievable catch that he took at Chinnaswamy Stadium. Alex Haley hit the ball to deep square and all were certain that it will be a flat-six by the strike of the bat.
But AB de Villiers was fielding at deep square leg. He jumped up high in the air stole the ball from outside the rope and brought it inside with his legs in the air and he balanced himself by not touching the rope with the ball in the hand. Virat Kohli ran and hugged him tight after that spectacular impossible catch.
2. Kiron Pollard’s magical catch- RR vs MI, 5th March 2015
Cooper( batsman) hit the ball high towards long-on and Pollard was standing a little forward of the boundary rope. He misjudged the ball as he came too forward to catch it but still got hold of it with his right hand by jumping high and then lost his balance when he finished his jump so he took 2 steps towards the boundary rope and threw the ball away inside the rope and he went outside the rope and then turned back while the ball was still in the air and dived forward inside the field to take that catch back.
The umpires made it clear that it was a fair catch.
3. Ricky Ponting’s flying catch-MI vs DD, 11th April 2013
Umukh Chand got a leading edge as he was expecting the ball to turn but instead was a straight ball. The ball went flying towards mid-wicket and Ricky Pointing took the catch one-handed flying towards his right. He slipped initially but compensated by taking a few steps towards his right and then diving and jumping towards the ball like a cheetah. It was a fabulous catch especially at the age of 40.
4. Chris Lynn’s game-changing catch- RCB VS KKR,25th April 2014
Chris Lynn took a spectacular catch on deep mid-wicket. 6 runs were required from 4 balls and AB De Villers was batting. He hit a flat short towards deep wicket in order to finish the match with a six but found Chris Lynn. He (Lynn) in order to take the catch was down in his right knee and then extended both his arms high by jumping in the air and getting hold of the ball. The landing was the key factor here because he was very close to the boundary rope. He balanced himself perfectly without injuring his back.
5. Kiron Pollard’s Insane one-handed catch- CSK VS MI 8th April 2019
Kiron Pollard took a blinder once again. Suresh Raina played a cut shot that went flat in the air. Pollard’s right hand came in the way and he got hold of it. Suresh Raina was stunned to see this as he was certain that it will go for a six by the sound made by the bat. Pollard’s height not only allowed him to stop the ball going all the way for six but also catch the ball with his right hand.
As he took the catch at a distance from the boundary rope, he had the space to complete the roll and balance himself without touching the ropes.
6.Dwayne Bravo’s Reflex Catch -SRH VS CSK 22 May 2018
Dwayne Bravo took a quick catch of his own bowling. He bowled a good length ball to Yusuf Pathan at a speed of 130 km/hr and Yusuf played a straight cross-batted shot but the ball just stuck in the hands of Bravo. He (Bravo) took a low catch in the follow-through of his bowling. The reaction time for the catch was 0.56 seconds.
These are some hand-picked best catches in IPL history, although it can be debatable, and their hundreds if not thousands of top catches in Indian Premier League.
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