Highest No Of Catches In Single Game In IPL

Can you guess who’s got the top spot?

Cricketer Mohammad Nabi holding a cricket ball
Ankitjit Singh

Written by: Ankitjit Singh

(Sports Writer)

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(Senior Sports Writer)

Last updated: 2024-04-05

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Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most competitive tournaments going around in the world of cricket. The kind of performances players from all the teams have put in has made the league one of the toughest and as each day passes by, things are getting more and more intense in the tournament.

IPL is not only host to terrific batting and bowling performances, but there have been sensational efforts in the field as well. Over the years, the tournament has seen breathtaking efforts in the field that have made many go gaga and changed the course of the game. There have been instances when a fielder has helped his team win the game with his fielding effort. In some of the cases, it has only been one player, who has made a massive impact. In this piece, we will take a look at the highest number of catches in IPL. 

Highest catches in IPL

S.No

Player

Catches taken in a match 

Team

Opposition

IPL Season

1.

Mohammad Nabi

5

Sunrisers Hyderabad 

Mumbai Indians 

IPL 2021

2.

Sachin Tendulkar 

4

Mumbai Indians 

Kolkata Knight Riders 

IPL 2008

3.

David Warner 

4

Delhi Capitals

Rajasthan Royals 

IPL 2010

4.

Jacques Kallis 

4

Kolkata Knight Riders 

Deccan Chargers 

IPL 2011

5.

Rahul Tewatia 

4

Delhi Capitals  

Mumbai Indians 

IPL 2019

6.

David Miller 

4

Punjab Kings 

Mumbai Indians

IPL 2019

7.

Faf du Plessis 

4

Chennai Super Kings 

Kolkata Knight Riders 

IPL 2019

8.

Ravindra Jadeja 

4

Chennai Super Kings

Rajasthan Royals 

IPL 2021

9.

Rinku Singh 

4

Kolkata Knight Riders 

Gujarat Titans 

IPL 2022

10.

Riyan Parag 

4

Rajasthan Royals 

Royal Challengers Bengaluru 

IPL 2022

1. Mohammad Nabi’s 5 catches against Mumbai Indians 

Afghanistan spinner Mohammad Nabi holds the record for highest catches in IPL. The all-rounder picked 5 catches in a game against Mumbai Indians during the IPL 2021. While playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad, he achieved the feat at the Abu Dhabi cricket stadium. He picked catches of Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, James Neesham, Krunal Pandya and Nathan Coulter-Nile to etch his name in the record books. But his efforts went in vain as Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) lost the game by 42 runs. 

2. Sachin Tendulkar’s 4 catches against Kolkata Knight Riders 

Batting great Sachin Tendulkar also features in the list of highest catches in IPL with 4 catches in the game. The former Mumbai Indians skipper achieved the feat during the inaugural edition of the league against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The opener batter played a part in the wickets of Salman Butt, Wriddhiman Saha, Ajit Agarkar and Shoaib Akhtar. Tendulkar’s effort in the field turned out to be crucial for Mumbai Indians as they won the game by 8 wickets. 

Image Credit: AFP

Image Credit: AFP

3. David Warner’s 4 catches against Rajasthan Royals

David Warner is rated as one of the best fielders in the game of cricket. The Australian opener is a live wire on the field as the amount of effort that he puts in is one for every youngster to see. He also has the highest catches in the IPL when he picked 4 catches while playing for Delhi Capitals against Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2010. He picked catches of Michael Lumb, Adam Voges, Yusuf Pathan and Sumit Nawal. Apart from his, he also effected one run out and helped his team win the game by 67 runs. 

4. Jacques Kallis’ 4 catches against Deccan Chargers 

Former Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Jacques Kallis finds himself fourth on the list of highest catches in IPL. He has been one of the best all-rounders in the history of the game and made his presence felt in the IPL as well. Apart from his batting and bowling prowess, he was also a decent fielder for his team. His 4 catches in a single game came against Deccan Chargers in the IPL 2011. He played a part in the wickets of Bharat Chipli, Kumar Sangakkara, JP Duminy and Dwaraka Ravi Teja. The all-rounder was also awarded Player of the Match in the game as he scored 53 runs and helped his team win the game. 

Image Credits: SABC Sport

Image Credits: SABC Sport

5. Rahul Tewatia’s 4 catches against Mumbai Indians 

Rahul Tewatia picked 4 catches in the game against Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2019. During that time, the all-rounder was part of Delhi Capitals and played a vital role for his team with bat, ball as well as field. He picked catches of Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Krunal Pandya and Kieron Pollard. He also picked on wicket with the ball and his all-round effort saw Delhi Capitals beating Mumbai Indians by 37 runs at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

FAQs

Who has the highest drop catches in the IPL?

Royal Challengers Bengaluru batter Virat Kohli is the owner of the unwanted feat in the IPL. The opening batter has the highest drop catches in IPL  as he made a mess of 15 catches in the league in his career so far. He is followed by Ravindra Jadeja, who is considered the best fielder in the league. The Chennai Super Kings all-rounder has dropped 14 catches.

Former Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings spinner Harbhajan Singh and his CSK teammate Robin Uthappa also feature in the list of highest drop catches in IPL. The duo dropped 12 catches each in their career in the Indian Premier League.

Who has the highest catch taken in IPL?

“Mr IPL” Suresh Raina has the highest catch taken in IPL. The former Chennai Super Kings took 109 catches in his career. He is followed by Virat Kohli, who has 106 catches. The Royal Challengers Bengaluru batter is the favourite to take the top spot in the highest catch taken in IPL. Kieron Pollard, Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja also feature in the list with 98, 97 and 96 catches respectively. The India duo of Rohit and Jadeja are likely to take higher spots in the list and surpass Pollard, who is retired now.

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Ankitjit Singh

Ankitjit Singh

I am just a guy in his early 20s whose dream was to play cricket but now believes his job is to serve cricket. I picked the cricket bat at the age of 3, pursued science as I grew up but eventually followed my heart to come into journalism and do the second-best thing in the world after playing the sport.

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