In any format of the game, the fielders play a crucial part in determining the fate of the match. Any catch dropped by a fielder in a tense situation can damage the chances of a win for the side.
Suresh Raina is considered among the greatest fielders of Indian cricket history. With 102 catches in IPL, he is the only player to grab over 100 catches in the cash-rich league. Raina has played most of his IPL matches for Chennai Super Kings and led the Gujarat Lions team when the former was banned for two years. He has a catch per innings ratio of 0.531 in a total of 192 innings he has featured on the field.
The West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard has time and time surprised everyone with his incredible catches near the boundary ropes. His height also helps him in plucking up catches for fun, and this is the reason why he is mostly seen fielding at the long-on or long-off region. He has taken 90 catches in the 164 innings of the league till now with a ratio of 0.548.
Rohit Sharma, being the captain of his side in IPL, is mostly seen fielding inside the circle. He has taken 89 catches in the 200 games he has played so far. He holds the record for winning the most titles in the cash-rich league as a captain. His catch per innings ratio of 0.445 is still decent given that he fields mostly at those positions where there are fewer chances of taking a catch.
The Proteas batsman AB de Villiers has one of the safest pairs of hands in world cricket right now. He has grabbed 83 catches in 122 innings so far. His catch per innings ratio of 0.68 is the highest for any player in the tournament history with a minimum of 30 catches. AB de Villiers has been playing for RCB for a long time now and was earlier part of the Delhi squad.
Indian captain Virat Kohli has been playing for the RCB team from the very first season. He has taken 76 catches in the league history so far. These catches have come in 190 innings, which makes his catch per innings ratio 0.4. Virat has been leading the team since the 2013 season but is yet to taste title victory as a captain
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