In fielding skills
03 November 2023, 10:48 AM
Pakistan cricket always likes to go along with the controversy! This word is mixed with the history and tradition of cricket of the country. They have earned the nickname Unpredictable by repeatedly giving birth to strange events. Catch misses are often part of this debate in Pakistan cricket! Cricketers like Hasan Ali or Usama Mir have also been trolled for leaving easy catches. However, this year’s World Cup statistics say something different.
Until yesterday’s India-Sri Lanka match, Pakistan was the best fielding team. This time in the World Cup, Pakistan has conceded only 6 catches. Pakistan cricket team has got the opportunity to take 37 catches on the field in 7 matches so far. He managed to take 31 catches. Pakistan topped the list with 86 percent catches.
Five teams have had a catch rate above 80 percent so far. That list includes Pakistan, Netherlands, India, England and South Africa. The Dutch managed to take 27 out of 33 catches. He left 6 catches equal to Pakistan. The success rate is 85 percent.
India also followed their neighboring countries’ teams in dropping catches. Out of a total of 25 catches, India also conceded 6 catches. Taking 19 catches, India’s success rate is 81 percent. England and South Africa also have the same catch success rate as India (81 per cent). England also conceded 6 out of 26 catches, while South Africa conceded 12 out of 51 catches.
Bangladesh is the sixth team in this list. Out of 26 catches, Bangladesh team made 8 catches. 76 percent success rate with 18 catches. Australia lags behind Bangladesh in catch rate. Australia took 12 catches out of 29 catches. 71 percent success rate with 17 catches.
The catch rate of Afghanistan and New Zealand is also 71 percent. Out of 20 catches, Afghanistan has left 8 catches equal to Bangladesh. New Zealand has the second highest number of catches after South Africa. The Kiwis dropped 6 out of 40 catches. Sri Lanka are at the bottom of the list with 61 percent success dropping 14 out of 22 catches.