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    Greatest Catches In The History of Cricket

    Catches Win matches.Cricket Teams whose catching ability of players are superior than its opposition have distinct advantage. That is not to say other areas do not contribute to their success. Off Course they do. Batting & Bowling has to be superior than opposition. as well. But when Batting , Bowling is supported with a brilliant fielding they look formidable and unbeatable.

    In this age of Rocket Science the Fielding team is expected to not only take regulation catches but also the Half chances that come in their way.

    This thread is meant to give opportunities to readers to share with others what they think are the Greatest Catches in the history of Cricket.

    To give everybody a chance and to keep it simple I have set 3 selections per reader.

    Let’s get the ball rolling by presenting my Choices

    1. Collingwood’s Catch of the Century

    Link: YouTube - The greatest catch of all time

    2. Andy Bichel demonstrates a Super Human effort

    Link: YouTube - Most thoughful catch in Cricket by Andy Bichel

    3.Tamim’s catches a Blinder.

    Link: YouTube - One of the Best Catches Ever - Tamim Iqbal

    Who’s next?

    Guys! Let’s get going!

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    M Waugh catches Laxman, second innings Chennai 2001. Laxman's expression is priceless.

    YouTube - Mark Waugh Great Catch in chennai
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    Matthew Sinclair's catch of Matthew Hayden in 2004 I think?


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    It's Adam Dale or nothing. Used to be a clip of just that on Youtube, now it seems you can only see it as part of compilations.

    YouTube - Australian Classic Catches
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boulter View Post
    Matthew Sinclair's catch of Matthew Hayden in 2004 I think?
    YouTube - Cricket Mathew Sinclair Catch

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    being a kiwi.. here are some NZ greats

    Shane Thomson
    YouTube - ShaneThomsonCatch

    Nathan Astle
    YouTube - Nathan Astle Sensational Running catch

    Matthew Sinclair
    YouTube - Best Catch ever

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    It's Adam Dale or nothing. Used to be a clip of just that on Youtube, now it seems you can only see it as part of compilations.

    YouTube - Australian Classic Catches
    Some great catches in that clip. McGrath's is an absolute ripper too. Thought Martyn's catch in '05 was pretty good too.

    As the first poster mentioned, Collingwood's is a blinder. The type of catch you might see playing 'Classic Catches' in the water at the beach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slugger View Post
    In terms of balance i've never seen a catch like that. He literally caught the ball about a metre over the rope and somehow kept his feet in the field without even stumbling. The judgment and balance to do that is freakish.

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    Didn't think catching a ball in your armpit was possible until I saw this vid.

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    Never tire of seeing this one, Strauss at Trent Bridge:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QP1kVDRbjGc

    And who was the fielder, earlier this year, who knocked one up on the boundary, ran over the rope and came back to catch it? Never seen anything like it before.

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    Here's the boundary one that was mentioned Adam Voges' miracle catch - Twenty20 Cricket
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    Haha, hadn't seen that one before, or heard of him for that matter, but while we're about it ..


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