While the sixteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) is just around the corner, the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) is taking all measures to make it another successful edition in India. The teams are down and dusted with the auction, utilizing their respective purses in the best manner to bid for the finest talent around there.
While the franchises look for their players to register their new records of most runs or most wickets, they have also eyed on the energetic fielders to take the best catches. Since 15 seasons have been down and dusted, we have already witnessed mind-blowing catches in IPL history, which the fielders have taken the guts to catch while stopping almost-gone boundaries. The fly-high jumps on rare occasions turned out fruitful to register the record in the list of shocking catches in IPL history.
Let’s take a look at some of the best catches in IPL history that will amaze you.
Top 3 amazing catches in IPL history
AB De Villiers to Alex Hales
One of the best catches in IPL history was made by South African player AB De Villiers in the 2018 season. During a match against the Sun Risers Hyderabad, De Villiers caught Alex Hales in a stunning display of athleticism and reflexes. The catch even surprised the captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Virat Kohli.
The play occurred when Moin Ali bowled a short delivery on the offside, causing Hales to loft the ball towards deep mid-wicket. De Villiers made a leaping grab and managed to catch the ball just before it crossed the boundary rope. He kicked the ball in celebration after making one of the top catches in IPL history.
Trent Boult to Virat Kohli
Trent Boult, a talented fast bowler and fielder, made an incredible catch in the 2018 IPL season while playing for the Delhi Daredevils (now known as the Delhi Capitals). Boult stunned the spectators with his catch on the boundary line, which sent RCB captain Virat Kohli back to the pavilion.
Harsha Patel delivered the ball as a full toss, and Kohli lofted it towards the on-side. Boult, who was positioned on the deep square leg boundary rope, made a single-handed grab to secure the ball before it could pass over his head. This catch is considered one of the best in IPL history.
Chris Lynn to AB De Villiers
Australian batsman Chris Lynn was representing the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 7th edition of the Indian Premier League when he made a memorable catch while fielding for his team. Lynn, who is known for his destructive batting style, stumbled twice while trying to catch a ball hit by the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Despite his wavering movements near the boundary, Lynn was able to show off his fitness level and make the catch, which sent Ab De Villiers out of the match. The ball was hit high into the air after a full-length delivery from Vinay Kumar of KKR. Lynn, who was standing at the deep mid-wicket boundary line, made a classic catch to secure the ball.