IPL 2020: Three weeks of IPL 13, three best fielding efforts: Indian Premier League 2020 has completed three weeks and the tournament has already witnessed some magnificent fielding efforts so far. There have been some game-changing catches and some spectacular fielding displays that have thrilled the eye of the fans.
Here we take a look at the top three fielding efforts in IPL 2020 after the completion of three weeks:
KXIP’s Nicholas Pooran’s astonishing fielding effort vs RR
KXIP cricketer Nicholas Pooran produced one of the best fielding efforts against the Rajasthan Royals in the match no.9 of IPL 2020 when he saved five vital runs for his side with superman effort.
It was in the eighth over of RR’s innings, when Sanju Samson pulled Murugan Ashwin’s short of a length delivery. It was destined to clear the ropes and it did, only for an out-stretched Pooran to catch the ball mid-air and throw it back into the field of play. All of that in a blink of an eye.
Pooran’s acrobatic skills drew applause from all quarters with legend Sachin Tendulkar calling it “the best save I have seen in my life”. His effort even brought a standing ovation and a salute from KXIP fielding coach, Jonty Rhodes, who is one of the best fielders the game has ever seen.
IPL 2020 Kings 11 vs Rajasthan Royals Nicholas Pooran flying save pic.twitter.com/wVGbDmJ8mI
— Yogesh Pawar (@pawaryogesh9999) September 27, 2020
MS Dhoni’s spectacular catch vs KKR
CSK skipper MS Dhoni skipper pulled off a spectacular catch behind the stumps while playing against KKR during the match no.21 of IPL 13.
On the penultimate delivery of KKR’s innings, Dwayne Bravo bowled a wide fuller length delivery to Shivam Mavi who was playing his first ball. Mavi went for a big heave but got an outside edge.
Dhoni, who had just taken the gloves off to free his right hand for a throw, dived full length to his right, juggled it with his bare right hand on the first attempt, and then took the rebound with a sharp spring to his right.
— UrMiL07™ (@urmilpatel21) October 7, 2020
SRH’s Manish Pandey’s blinder against Mumbai Indians
Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Manish Pandey took a stunning catch to get rid of Mumbai Indians’ swashbuckling batsman Ishan Kishan during the match no.17 of the tournament.
On the last ball of the 15th over, which was bowled by Sandeep Sharma, Kishan flat-batted the lofted drive to the right of long-on hoping that he will get a boundary. However, Pandey rushed across from long-on, threw himself at the ball – was parallel to the ground when he completed the two-handed catch.
This catch by Manish Pandey 🔥 pic.twitter.com/SqKoRzPwRR
— Swapnil Shanbhag (@swapniltalks) October 4, 2020