The game of cricket is constantly evolving and reaching new levels of excellence. This is marked by frequent innovations in the bowling and batting departments while fielding has also seen athleticism climb to new heights. We thus look at some of the most spectacular catches in the year 2019 that stunned everyone.
The foremost grab labelled as the “greatest catch of all time” is Ben Stokes’ moment of sheer brilliance in the field against South Africa in the World Cup opener.
The all-rounder arched backwards on the boundary rope to snaffle a mesmerizing catch off a ball travelling fast towards the fence.
Then figures the Martin Guptill blinder in the World Cup game against New Zealand whilst he was positioned at short leg.
Guptill leaped in the air to complete an astonishing catch off a pull shot sweetly timed by Steve Smith.
Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed also had a magical moment in the field as he took a one-handed stunner against New Zealand.
UAE cricketer Rameez Shahzad took a catch mirroring Stokes’ athletic charisma during the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier tournament.