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Top 10 Teams in Catch Efficiency after 2019 World Cup

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One of the most crucial elements of cricket is fielding, which helps bowlers restrict hitters. Pakistan’s fielders were heavily criticised for their poor fielding performances against India in the Asia Cup 2023. India and Nepal faced off in match four, and it was the Indian team’s time to let their supporters down.

Indian fielders wasted the opportunity to win the game after dropping three catches in the first five overs of the contest. India is typically thought of as a disciplined team when it comes to fielding, but the stats show that Team India has performed poorly compared to the other 10 teams in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) after the 2019 World Cup when it comes to remaining vigilant and snatching catches.

It’s time to learn about the fielding capabilities of the top 10 ODI teams as enthusiastic cricket fans get ready for the 2023 World Cup to be held in India. In the game between India and Nepal, a graphic that showed the catch efficiency rate of teams’ fielding performances was on display.

Here is the ranking of the top 10 teams in terms of catch efficiency after 2019 World Cup


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2019 saw England win their first World Cup trophy thanks to Eoin Morgan’s outstanding leadership. Following their victory in 2019, they continued their outstanding effort, and going into the 2023 World Cup in India, they are among the favourites to win the championship once more. The fielding of England is a key component of their disciplined performance. Every cricket fan is paying attention to their catch effectiveness of 82.8% since it makes them the best fielding team in the ODI circuit after the 2019 World Cup.   


Pakistan Team
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In the past several years, Pakistan has significantly improved their one-day cricket performance. They are now ranked as the best squad by the International Cricket Council (ICC). They now hold the second-place spot with 81.6% on the catch efficiency rankings. These figures show how well Babar Azam and his team are performing on the pitch.

3.New Zealand

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The catch efficiency of New Zealand is 80.9%, which puts them in third place on this list. Trent Boult and Mitchell Santner, two outstanding fielders for the Kiwi team, hurt opponents not just with the ball but also with their exceptional fielding skills. 

4.Sri Lanka

Srilanka team
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In the past, Asian sides like India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh looked on Sri Lanka as their finest fielding side. Their ODI performance has declined recently, but in the fielding department, they continue to be one of the best teams in the world. Their catch effectiveness of 78.8% still places them among the ODI cricket fielding sides with the highest level of discipline.


Australia team
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The Australian cricket team could be regarded as the ODI squad with the highest level of discipline. After the 2019 World Cup in England, they regularly produced high-caliber cricket. Their catch efficiency record of 78.5% makes them a tough squad in the 50-over format. 

6.West Indies

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Due to their underwhelming performance in the 2023 World Cup Qualifiers, West Indies won’t be participating in the tournament. Their catch efficiency numbers will cheer on the faces of their devoted supporters during these trying times. The Windies side is positioned above powerhouses like India and South Africa on the standings with a catch effectiveness of 77.9%.

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Bangladesh team
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In recent years, Bangladesh’s performance in one-day international cricket has improved. The Bangla squad has outperformed top-tier competition in a few areas of the game as well. After the 2019 World Cup, their catch efficiency rating is 75.8%. Mehidy Hasan and Litton Das are two players on the two-time finalists of the Asia Cup who are renowned for their outstanding fielding abilities.

8.South Africa

South Africa Team
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One of the best fielding teams in the sport is the South African squad. They’ve had a long history of generating good fielders. Some of the world’s greatest fielders that the Proteas have produced include Jonty Rhodes, AB de Villiers, and Faf du Plessis. With a catch efficiency rating of 75.6%, they have earned the eighth spot on the catch efficiency chart.


Indian team Virat Kohli
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India ranks just above Afghanistan on the table with a catch effectiveness of 75.1% on the pitch. Despite having fielders with specialised skills like Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, and Ravindra Jadeja, India’s performance in terms of making catches is not impressive. 


Afganistan team
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Afghanistan has the lowest catch efficiency percentage among the top 10 teams, with 71.2%. Excellent fielders on the squad include Gulbaddin Naib and Rashid Khan, who have the quickness and accuracy to easily snag stunners. The Afghan squad will require more active players in the following years, such as Rashid and Naib, who might deliver noteworthy performances while supporting the team as fielders.

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There is a famous quote in cricket “ Catches win matches”. Above are the ranking of the teams in terms of catch efficiency from the 2019 ODI World Cup. England is on the top and Afghanistan is at the bottom of the rankings.


Q- What is Catch efficiency?

A- Catch efficiency measures how many catches a team actually takes as opposed to how many are given to them. It is computed by multiplying by 100 and dividing the total number of captures by the total number of catches offered.

Q- How Catch efficiency is measured?

A-  Catch efficiency is measured by the formula: (Number of catches taken / Number of catches offered) x 100 = Catch efficiency (%)

Q- What are the benefits of having high catch efficiency?

A-Teams with great catch efficiency have a higher chance of winning games. This is due to the fact that they are less likely to allow runs to be scored via dropped catches. High catch efficiency may also promote team confidence and a pleasant environment.

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