Whenever a player plays cricket, he has the same dream that one day he will win the World Cup for his country. Every cricketer wants to perform well in the World Cup so that he has a name in the whole world.
If all the players together perform well in the world cup, then that team will be able to become the champion. A tournament such as the World Cup cannot be won on the strength of only one or two players.
To win a big tournament like the World Cup, it is most important that you show good games in all three departments. Your bowling, batting, and fielding should be tremendous.
Often, teams focus more on bowling and batting but not as much on fielding. But fielding is very important because a catch taken at the crucial time can turn the dice of the entire match.
You will remember the World Cup 2019, the way Jos Butler was run out in the final match, England’s team became the world champion.
Apart from ground fielding, catching catches is also very important. We have seen on several occasions that one catch changed the direction and condition of the entire tournament.
Although many players have caught many catches in the World Cup, we will tell you about the 3 players who have caught the most catches in the World Cup so far.
Players who caught the most catches in the World Cup.
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting holds the record for catching the most catches in the World Cup. Australia won the World Cup title twice in 2003 and 2007 under Ponting’s captaincy. Apart from this, Ricky Ponting was also a tremendous batsman and he performed well in both versions.
Ricky Ponting played a total of 46 matches in the World Cup from 1996 to 2011 and took the maximum 28 catches during this period.
You must be shocked to see the name of Joe Root in this list. Joe Root has not played many World Cup matches yet. He has participated in only two World Cups in 2015 and 2019. Joe Root played a total of 17 matches and caught 20 catches in these two World Cups.
England’s team became champions in the 2019 World Cup and Joe Root was an important part of this team. He also played many brilliant innings.
The third in this list is former Sri Lankan opener Sanath Jayasuriya. Sanath Jayasuriya was a tremendous explosive batsman and gave his team a very fast start.
He played a total of 38 matches in the World Cup from 1992 to 2007 and took 18 catches during this period. He was a major part of the Sri Lankan team that won the World Cup in 1996.