The Pakistan Super League (PSL) has seen some outstanding catches throughout their five seasons. Whether it is teamwork, stunners, diving catches, they surely light up the whole tournament.
Today, we take a look at the top five best one-hand catches in Pakistan Super League in these last five years.
Take a look.
1. Shahid Afridi vs Quetta Gladiators, 2018
One of the greatest catches, Shahid Afridi produced a stunning one-hand catch when Umar Amin tried to loft the ball over the straight boundary. He did manage but not enough to completely clear the fielder. Afridi, fielding at long-on, came close to the straight boundary and he managed to stretch his hand out to catch the ball.
He got off-balanced, threw the ball over the boundary and steadied himself to come back inside the circle and complete the catch. It went down as one of the greatest catches of PSL.
Take a look at his stunning catch.
2. Daren Sammy vs Karachi Kings, 2017
In the game between Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings, Daren Sammy produced one of the best catches at slip position. Hasan Ali bowled a slightly wide delivery where Babar Azam reached for it. He got a thick outside edge where the ball was flying towards second slip. Sammy, fielding at first slip, dive and reach his right to take a great catch to dismiss the batsman. Afterwards, he called everyone towards him and took the “invisible selfie” with his squad.
Slip catches are not easy. So take a look at this.
3. Kumar Sangakkara vs Islamabad United, 2017
In the same PSL season where Sammy took an outstanding catch at slip, Karachi Kings captain Kumar Sangakkara did the same. The wicket-keeper jumped up high and stretched to his top right to take a fine catch of Dwayne Smith off the bowling of Mohammad Amir.
He did the same again a few matches later. Take a look at this catch.
4. Shan Masood vs Quetta Gladiators, 2018
Shan Masood was having his own fun when he took the catch of the then Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed in the 2018 PSL season. Umar Gul was bowling to Sarfaraz and the captain of Quetta Gladiators was looking to play it over the point. However, tall Shan Masood jumped up high, but the ball pops out to his right.
What followed was a great piece of catching. He straight away dived to his right to hold on to the catch as he completed the dismissal.
5. Joe Denly vs Lahore Qalandars, 2018
2018 season of PSL was filled with outstanding catches. And this one was no different. Irfan junior was bowling to Denish Ramdin. The Lahore Qalandars wicket-keeper cut the wide ball straight pass point when Joe Denly was fielding at point region. The ball was flying when he dived to his right and took a stunning catch.
It was one of the best catches that will be remembered in PSL.
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