Top 5 Best Catches In Caribbean Premier League (CPL)

Best Catches In CPL

5 Best Catches In CPL History

Cricket is a team sport and if you have to win games, the whole team needs to come out and perform. But sometimes, the individual brilliance of one player can also make a huge difference. The most important part of cricket is fielding. If your fielding unit is top notch, you can save as many runs you want. The most important aspect in fielding is catching. The phrase “catches win matches” is really true because if you are able take those chances that come to you, it is guaranteed that you would be able to put a lot of pressure on your opposition.

Throughout the league’s history, there have been many instances where players have taken some wonderful catches on the field. Diving catches, one-handed catches, caught and bowled and even catches taken in mid-air, the CPL has seen it all.

So, we are going to take a look at such five instances when a cricketer completely shocked the viewers with his insane catching skills.

Here are top 5 best catches in Caribbean Premier League (CPL):


#5 Kumar Sangakkara (Jamaica Tallawahs)

Kumar Sangakkara is considered to be one of the greatest wicketkeepers who have ever played the game of cricket. Many legends of the games also label him as the safest pair of hands behind the stumps. So, there should be no surprises that Sangakkara has taken some brilliant catches in the Caribbean Premier League. In 2016, while playing against the Tribango Knight Riders, Sangakkara proved why he was called the best.

Andre Russell was steaming in to bowl to Kevin Cooper. Knight Riders needed just 39 runs off 23 balls while Tallawahs needed just 4 wickets to win the match. Russell bowled a good length ball and Cooper tried working out the ball toward the first slip area for a cheeky boundary. However, Sangakkara was ready for such a shot.

Former Sri Lanka captain just dived to hiss right and stretch his right hand to take one of the best catches in tournament’s history.


#4 Ahmed Shehzad (Barbados Tridents)

Many people know Ahmed Shehzad for different reasons, when it comes to catching. But he has certainly taken some really good catches in CPL. One such moment came in 2016 when he was playing for his team Barbados Tridents. The Zouks were on the verge of winning the game as they needed just 18 runs off 25 deliveries and explosive Australian batter Shane Watson was still present at the crease.

The Tridents were badly in need of a wicket and they brought back Ravi Rampaul to provide a breakthrough. Rampaul bowled a good length delivery outside off to the Aussie batsman and in his usual attacking style, Watson just played a big shot over the cover region for a maximum.

However, Shehzad had something different in mind. He quickly ran towards his left to get to the ball and took a brilliant catch while stretching out both his arms towards the left while clinging onto the ball in mid-air.

The spectators were stunned after watching such an exceptional catch from the Pakistani cricketer.


#4 Jonathan Carter (Barbados Tridents)

Playing in the stadium named after him, the former West Indies captain Daren Sammy was left flabbergasted after an unknown cricketer, Jonathan Carter, took a one-handed blinder during the 2019 edition of the Caribbean Premier League.

Former Windies skipper had just come out to bat and faced just 7 deliveries when he tried to run down the first ball of the eighth over in a game against Barbados Tridents. He was trying to take a single and reach the non-striker’s end, but Carter came flying like a superman to take a one-handed stunner. Sammy could not believe what he had seen and walked back into the dressing with his shoulders down.

It was truly one of the most spectacular catches of all-time in T20 cricket.


#2 Fabian Allen (St Kitts and Nevis Patriots)

Windies are known for their brute strength and flexibility. There have been many West Indies players in the past who have stunned the world with their acrobatic fielding skills. One such player is Fabian Allen who took a jaw-dropping catch in the 2017 edition of the tournament.

Bowling in the 17th over of the match, fast bowler Hasan Ali bowled a fullish delivery outside off stump to lure the batsman, Jason Mohammad, for a big hit. Mohammed went through with a free-flowing shot and smashed the ball hard toward deep extra cover region.

The fielder placed there, Fabian Allen, came down sprinting to the position where a catch was next to impossible. But he stretched his left arm out and took an exceptional one-handed catch while flowing through the dive. Michael Holding, who was commentating when Allen took the catch, said that he has not seen a better catch than that in recent years.


#1 Kane Williamson (Barbados Tridents)

Kane Williamson is one of the greatest cricketers of this generation and he has the records to prove it. The Kiwi skipper is always in the news for his impeccable batting skills and elegance. But in 2017, Williamson made the news for his flawless work in the field. Playing a game against Jamaica Tallawahs, Williamson failed to enthrall the spectators with his bat and made just 13 runs before heading back to the dressing room.

However, the right-hand batsman made a lot of impact while fielding as he took a stunning diving catch to get rid of Kumar Sangakkara. Sangakkara smashed the ball through point but a superb dive to the left saw Williamson taking probably the best catch in the tournament’s history.