Cricket Record for Dismissals Bowler/Fielder Combinations: ODI, T20i, Test

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Cricket is a huge theater where a symphony of ability and strategy goes unappreciated, even if every run matters and every wicket is a victory.

Unheralded heroes among bowlers and fielders are the combos that plan and execute dismissals that decide games.

Thus, how are these permutations unique? In different forms of the game, like as one-day internationals, Twenty20s, and Tests, how does one go about perfecting the art of dismissals?

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Cricket Record for Dismissals Bowler/Fielder Combinations: ODI, T20i, Test


The bowler/fielder combinations are the golden thread that weaves tales of remarkable strategy and teamwork into the vibrant tapestry of cricket, a sport powered by unwavering passion and steeped in tradition.

By coordinating dismissals that are truly works of art in motion, these dynamic duos create moments that will be remembered in cricket history with an almost beautiful harmony.

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Cricket Record for Dismissals Bowler/Fielder Combinations: ODI, T20i, Test


BowlerFielderSpanMatWktsCt WKCt FiSt
GD McGrath (AUS) AC Gilchrist (AUS) 1996-2007 240 163 162 0 1
M Ntini (SA) MV Boucher (SA) 1998-2009 267 161 161 0 0
B Lee (AUS) AC Gilchrist (AUS) 1999-2008 228 143 143 0 0
SM Pollock (Afr/SA) MV Boucher (Afr/SA) 1997-2008 340 141 140 0 1
DK Lillee (AUS) RW Marsh (AUS) 1971-1984 130 117 117 0 0
JH Kallis (Afr/SA) MV Boucher (Afr/SA) 1998-2012 407 117 117 0 0
MG Johnson (AUS) BJ Haddin (AUS) 2006-2015 152 106 106 0 0
M Muralidaran (SL) DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 1997-2011 351 106 0 106 0
M Muralidaran (Asia/ICC/SL) KC Sangakkara (Asia/ICC/SL) 2000-2011 294 101 48 12 41
MD Marshall (WI) PJL Dujon (WI) 1981-1991 178 99 99 0 0
SK Warne (AUS) AC Gilchrist (AUS) 1997-2007 193 92 47 0 45
K Rabada (SA) Q de Kock (SA) 2014-2023 176 91 91 0 0
JN Gillespie (AUS) AC Gilchrist (AUS) 1997-2006 141 90 90 0 0
Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN) 2006-2023 356 85 46 2 37
TG Southee (NZ) BJ Watling (NZ) 2009-2021 83 83 80 3 0
SK Warne (AUS) IA Healy (AUS) 1992-1999 142 83 47 0 36
AA Donald (SA) DJ Richardson (SA) 1991-1998 128 82 82 0 0
JM Anderson (ENG) MJ Prior (ENG) 2005-2014 131 81 80 1 0
M Morkel (Afr/SA) AB de Villiers (Afr/SA) 2006-2018 217 81 47 34 0
WPUJC Vaas (SL) KC Sangakkara (SL) 2000-2009 255 81 70 10 1
AA Donald (SA) MV Boucher (SA) 1998-2003 99 79 79 0 0
CJ McDermott (AUS) IA Healy (AUS) 1988-1996 127 79 79 0 0
HH Streak (ZIM) A Flower (ZIM) 1993-2003 202 78 75 3 0
Waqar Younis (PAK) Rashid Latif (PAK) 1992-2003 165 74 74 0 0
Harbhajan Singh (IND) R Dravid (IND) 1998-2011 234 72 6 64 2
A Kumble (IND) R Dravid (IND) 1996-2008 262 72 4 67 1
DW Steyn (SA) MV Boucher (SA) 2005-2012 104 71 71 0 0
SCJ Broad (ENG) MJ Prior (ENG) 2007-2014 107 70 70 0 0
GD McGrath (AUS) IA Healy (AUS) 1993-1999 114 70 70 0 0
DW Steyn (SA) AB de Villiers (SA) 2004-2018 221 70 43 27 0
M Muralidaran (ICC/SL) M Muralidaran (ICC/SL) 1992-2011 495 70 0 70 0
I Sharma (IND) MS Dhoni (IND) 2007-2016 137 69 69 0 0
IT Botham (ENG) RW Taylor (ENG) 1977-1984 73 68 68 0 0
M Muralidaran (SL) RS Kaluwitharana (SL) 1992-2004 193 67 27 0 40
D Gough (ENG) AJ Stewart (ENG) 1994-2003 141 66 61 5 0
SL Malinga (SL) KC Sangakkara (SL) 2004-2015 255 64 62 2 0
RJ Hadlee (NZ) IDS Smith (NZ) 1980-1990 96 62 62 0 0
Z Khan (IND) MS Dhoni (IND) 2004-2014 166 62 62 0 0
DL Vettori (NZ) BB McCullum (NZ) 2002-2015 290 62 36 6 20
Wasim Akram (PAK) Rashid Latif (PAK) 1992-2003 140 60 60 0 0
JDP Oram (NZ) BB McCullum (NZ) 2002-2012 186 60 54 5 1
CA Walsh (WI) PJL Dujon (WI) 1984-1991 140 59 59 0 0
Saqlain Mushtaq (PAK) Moin Khan (PAK) 1995-2004 152 59 23 0 36
CL Cairns (NZ) AC Parore (NZ) 1992-2002 164 59 58 1 0
SK Warne (AUS) MA Taylor (AUS) 1992-1999 129 58 0 58 0
SJ Harmison (ENG) GO Jones (ENG) 2004-2006 65 57 57 0 0
TA Boult (NZ) BJ Watling (NZ) 2012-2021 76 57 57 0 0
J Garner (WI) PJL Dujon (WI) 1981-1987 104 56 55 1 0
WPUJC Vaas (SL) RS Kaluwitharana (SL) 1994-2004 183 56 56 0 0
SK Warne (AUS) ME Waugh (AUS) 1992-2002 264 56 0 56 0
N Wagner (NZ) BJ Watling (NZ) 2012-2021 48 55 54 1 0
JM Anderson (ENG) JM Bairstow (ENG) 2012-2023 74 55 50 5 0
MG Hughes (AUS) IA Healy (AUS) 1988-1994 78 55 55 0 0
SCJ Broad (ENG) JM Bairstow (ENG) 2012-2023 96 55 47 8 0
NM Lyon (AUS) SPD Smith (AUS) 2013-2023 106 55 0 55 0
M Dillon (WI) RD Jacobs (WI) 1998-2004 123 55 55 0 0
N Kapil Dev (IND) SMH Kirmani (IND) 1978-1986 112 54 54 0 0
M Ntini (SA) JH Kallis (SA) 1998-2009 247 53 0 53 0
A Kumble (IND) A Kumble (IND) 1990-2008 403 53 0 53 0
AR Caddick (ENG) AJ Stewart (ENG) 1993-2003 100 52 47 5 0
A Nel (SA) MV Boucher (SA) 2001-2008 115 52 52 0 0
Wasim Akram (PAK) Moin Khan (PAK) 1990-2001 191 52 52 0 0
KD Mills (NZ) BB McCullum (NZ) 2002-2015 198 51 49 2 0
PJ Cummins (AUS) TD Paine (AUS) 2017-2021 35 50 50 0 0
JM Anderson (ENG) JC Buttler (ENG) 2013-2022 73 50 46 4 0
BKV Prasad (IND) NR Mongia (IND) 1994-2001 124 50 50 0 0
J Srinath (IND) NR Mongia (IND) 1994-2001 139 50 50 0 0
CRD Fernando (SL) KC Sangakkara (SL) 2000-2012 180 50 47 3 0
GD McGrath (AUS) ME Waugh (AUS) 1993-2002 225 50 0 50 0

Cricket Record for Dismissals Bowler/Fielder Combinations: ODI


BowlerFielderSpanMatWktsCt WKCt FiSt
M Ntini (SA) MV Boucher (SA) 1998-2009 164 75 75 0 0
GD McGrath (AUS) AC Gilchrist (AUS) 1996-2007 167 73 72 0 1
SM Pollock (Afr/SA) MV Boucher (Afr/SA) 1998-2008 243 62 61 0 1
B Lee (AUS) AC Gilchrist (AUS) 2000-2008 151 58 58 0 0
M Muralidaran (Asia/ICC/SL) KC Sangakkara (Asia/ICC/SL) 2000-2011 205 49 22 2 25
JDP Oram (NZ) BB McCullum (NZ) 2002-2012 125 48 44 3 1
Saqlain Mushtaq (PAK) Moin Khan (PAK) 1995-2001 119 47 16 0 31
JH Kallis (Afr/SA) MV Boucher (Afr/SA) 1998-2011 256 47 47 0 0
M Muralidaran (SL) RS Kaluwitharana (SL) 1993-2004 155 45 18 0 27
SL Malinga (SL) KC Sangakkara (SL) 2004-2015 174 45 45 0 0
WPUJC Vaas (SL) KC Sangakkara (SL) 2000-2008 179 41 33 7 1
Waqar Younis (PAK) Rashid Latif (PAK) 1992-2003 134 40 40 0 0
HH Streak (ZIM) A Flower (ZIM) 1993-2003 153 39 37 2 0
KD Mills (NZ) BB McCullum (NZ) 2002-2015 144 37 35 2 0
Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN) 2006-2023 215 37 18 0 19
MF Maharoof (SL) KC Sangakkara (SL) 2004-2012 100 36 36 0 0
Wasim Akram (PAK) Rashid Latif (PAK) 1992-2003 116 36 36 0 0
Mashrafe Mortaza (BAN) Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN) 2006-2020 152 36 36 0 0
KMDN Kulasekara (SL) KC Sangakkara (SL) 2003-2015 157 36 36 0 0
AA Donald (SA) DJ Richardson (SA) 1991-1998 91 35 35 0 0
ST Jayasuriya (SL) RS Kaluwitharana (SL) 1991-2004 183 35 8 0 27
M Muralidaran (ICC/SL) M Muralidaran (ICC/SL) 1993-2011 350 35 0 35 0
SK Warne (AUS) IA Healy (AUS) 1993-1997 68 34 13 0 21
MG Johnson (AUS) BJ Haddin (AUS) 2006-2015 83 34 34 0 0
SK Warne (AUS) AC Gilchrist (AUS) 1997-2005 123 33 8 0 25
Wasim Akram (PAK) Moin Khan (PAK) 1991-2001 144 33 33 0 0
JN Gillespie (AUS) AC Gilchrist (AUS) 1997-2005 83 32 32 0 0
K Rabada (SA) Q de Kock (SA) 2015-2023 86 32 32 0 0
WPUJC Vaas (SL) RS Kaluwitharana (SL) 1994-2004 146 31 31 0 0
M Morkel (Afr/SA) AB de Villiers (Afr/SA) 2007-2018 107 30 21 9 0
CR Woakes (ENG) JC Buttler (ENG) 2013-2023 107 30 30 0 0
AU Rashid (ENG) JC Buttler (ENG) 2015-2023 112 30 12 0 18
NLTC Perera (SL) KC Sangakkara (SL) 2009-2015 89 29 29 0 0
RA Jadeja (IND) MS Dhoni (IND) 2009-2019 126 29 10 0 19
CZ Harris (NZ) CZ Harris (NZ) 1990-2004 250 29 0 29 0
BKV Prasad (IND) NR Mongia (IND) 1994-1999 99 28 28 0 0
MD Marshall (WI) PJL Dujon (WI) 1981-1991 110 28 28 0 0
CRD Fernando (SL) KC Sangakkara (SL) 2001-2012 130 28 28 0 0
M Muralidaran (SL) DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 1998-2011 243 28 0 28 0
CA Walsh (WI) PJL Dujon (WI) 1985-1991 91 27 27 0 0
Rubel Hossain (BAN) Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN) 2009-2021 101 27 25 2 0
Harbhajan Singh (Asia/IND) MS Dhoni (Asia/IND) 2004-2015 137 27 8 0 19
DW Fleming (AUS) AC Gilchrist (AUS) 1996-2001 62 26 26 0 0
AA Donald (SA) MV Boucher (SA) 1998-2003 64 26 26 0 0
JO Holder (WI) SD Hope (WI) 2016-2023 92 26 26 0 0
JH Kallis (SA) SM Pollock (SA) 1996-2008 259 26 0 26 0
AJ Bichel (AUS) AC Gilchrist (AUS) 1997-2004 58 25 25 0 0
Taskin Ahmed (BAN) Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN) 2014-2023 64 25 25 0 0
PR Reiffel (AUS) IA Healy (AUS) 1992-1997 66 25 25 0 0
NW Bracken (AUS) AC Gilchrist (AUS) 2001-2008 75 25 25 0 0
D Gough (ENG) AJ Stewart (ENG) 1994-2002 84 25 23 2 0
Waqar Younis (PAK) Moin Khan (PAK) 1990-2001 92 25 25 0 0
Abdul Razzaq (PAK) Moin Khan (PAK) 1996-2004 98 25 25 0 0
WPUJC Vaas (SL) DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 1998-2008 224 25 0 25 0
TL Chatara (ZIM) BRM Taylor (ZIM) 2013-2021 53 24 24 0 0
CJ McDermott (AUS) IA Healy (AUS) 1988-1996 79 24 24 0 0
M Dillon (WI) RD Jacobs (WI) 1998-2004 91 24 24 0 0
A Symonds (AUS) AC Gilchrist (AUS) 1998-2008 173 24 17 0 7
Shahid Afridi (PAK) Shahid Afridi (PAK) 1996-2015 398 24 0 24 0
R Ashwin (IND) MS Dhoni (IND) 2010-2017 87 23 9 0 14
Azhar Mahmood (PAK) Moin Khan (PAK) 1996-2004 98 23 23 0 0
J Srinath (IND) NR Mongia (IND) 1994-1999 109 23 23 0 0
L Klusener (SA) MV Boucher (SA) 1998-2004 136 23 23 0 0
DL Vettori (NZ) BB McCullum (NZ) 2002-2015 195 23 14 1 8
CR Matthews (SA) DJ Richardson (SA) 1991-1997 48 22 22 0 0
AS Joseph (WI) SD Hope (WI) 2017-2023 57 22 22 0 0
AB Agarkar (IND) MS Dhoni (IND) 2004-2007 58 22 22 0 0
DK Lillee (AUS) RW Marsh (AUS) 1972-1983 61 22 22 0 0
I Sharma (IND) MS Dhoni (IND) 2007-2016 70 22 22 0 0
J Garner (WI) PJL Dujon (WI) 1981-1987 72 22 22 0 0
GB Hogg (AUS) AC Gilchrist (AUS) 1996-2008 100 22 11 0 11
DW Steyn (SA) AB de Villiers (SA) 2005-2015 102 22 12 10 0
CL Cairns (NZ) AC Parore (NZ) 1994-2002 117 22 21 1 0
Shahid Afridi (PAK) Kamran Akmal (PAK) 2002-2013 127 22 15 0 7
Mashrafe Mortaza (BAN) Mahmudullah (BAN) 2008-2020 132 22 0 22 0
Yuvraj Singh (IND) MS Dhoni (IND) 2004-2017 186 22 13 0 9
SM Pollock (SA) JH Kallis (SA) 1996-2008 259 22 0 22 0
DR Tuffey (NZ) BB McCullum (NZ) 2002-2010 54 21 21 0 0
CK Langeveldt (SA) MV Boucher (SA) 2001-2010 64 21 21 0 0
HMRKB Herath (SL) KC Sangakkara (SL) 2004-2015 67 21 11 0 10
BM McMillan (SA) DJ Richardson (SA) 1991-1998 68 21 21 0 0
AJ Hall (SA) MV Boucher (SA) 1999-2007 84 21 20 0 1
IK Pathan (IND) MS Dhoni (IND) 2004-2012 90 21 19 0 2
KD Mills (NZ) LRPL Taylor (NZ) 2006-2015 93 21 0 21 0
J Srinath (IND) R Dravid (IND) 1996-2003 112 21 11 10 0
Harbhajan Singh (IND) R Dravid (IND) 1998-2009 139 21 6 13 2
B Lee (AUS) BJ Haddin (AUS) 2004-2011 43 20 20 0 0
RD King (WI) RD Jacobs (WI) 1998-2001 45 20 20 0 0
LE Plunkett (ENG) JC Buttler (ENG) 2015-2019 52 20 20 0 0
Aaqib Javed (PAK) Moin Khan (PAK) 1991-1998 63 20 20 0 0
Umar Gul (PAK) Kamran Akmal (PAK) 2003-2013 79 20 20 0 0
AA Donald (SA) JN Rhodes (SA) 1992-2003 153 20 0 20 0
J Srinath (IND) M Azharuddin (IND) 1991-2000 167 20 0 20 0
Saqlain Mushtaq (PAK) Saqlain Mushtaq (PAK) 1995-2003 169 20 0 20 0
CL Cairns (ICC/NZ) SP Fleming (ICC/NZ) 1995-2006 173 20 0 20 0
WPUJC Vaas (SL) ST Jayasuriya (SL) 1994-2008 304 20 0 20 0

Cricket Record for Dismissals Bowler/Fielder Combinations: T20i


BowlerFielderSpanMatWktsCt WKCt FiSt
Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN) 2006-2022 81 19 6 1 12
JB Little (IRE) LJ Tucker (IRE) 2016-2023 43 16 16 0 0
Saeed Ajmal (PAK) Kamran Akmal (PAK) 2009-2014 38 15 1 0 14
D Maisuria (BOT) V Mbazo (BOT) 2019-2023 29 14 4 0 10
SO Ngoche (KENYA) IA Karim (KENYA) 2013-2023 48 14 2 1 11
L Ngidi (SA) Q de Kock (SA) 2018-2023 34 13 13 0 0
MR Adair (IRE) A Balbirnie (IRE) 2019-2023 65 13 0 13 0
BD Glover (NED) SA Edwards (NED) 2019-2022 24 11 11 0 0
LN Oluoch (KENYA) IA Karim (KENYA) 2019-2023 28 11 11 0 0
JR Hazlewood (AUS) MS Wade (AUS) 2013-2022 37 11 11 0 0
DJ Bravo (WI) LMP Simmons (WI) 2007-2021 48 11 0 11 0
MRJ Watt (SCOT) MH Cross (SCOT) 2015-2023 55 11 4 0 7
Haris Rauf (PAK) Mohammad Rizwan (PAK) 2020-2023 61 11 10 1 0
IS Sodhi (NZ) TG Southee (NZ) 2014-2023 70 11 0 11 0
Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) Mahmudullah (BAN) 2007-2022 92 11 0 11 0
Imran Tahir (SA) Q de Kock (SA) 2013-2019 24 10 3 0 7
SP Narine (WI) D Ramdin (WI) 2012-2015 26 10 1 0 9
Vraj Patel (KENYA) IA Karim (KENYA) 2021-2023 27 10 3 0 7
R Ashwin (IND) SK Raina (IND) 2010-2016 43 10 0 10 0
R Ashwin (IND) RG Sharma (IND) 2010-2022 60 10 0 10 0
Shadab Khan (PAK) Fakhar Zaman (PAK) 2017-2023 64 10 0 10 0
CJ Jordan (ENG) JC Buttler (ENG) 2014-2023 69 10 10 0 0
Mohammad Nabi (AFG) Najibullah Zadran (AFG) 2012-2023 91 10 0 10 0
Usman Qadir (PAK) Mohammad Rizwan (PAK) 2020-2022 23 9 5 1 3
YS Chahal (IND) MS Dhoni (IND) 2016-2019 24 9 1 0 8
J Bulele (MOZ) L Emilio (MOZ) 2019-2022 24 9 1 0 8
A Nehra (IND) MS Dhoni (IND) 2009-2017 27 9 9 0 0
Amjad Mahboob (SGP) S Chandramohan (SGP) 2019-2022 27 9 0 9 0
KW Richardson (AUS) AC Agar (AUS) 2018-2022 29 9 0 9 0
Abdur Razzak (BAN) Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN) 2006-2014 33 9 2 0 7
Rashid Khan (AFG) Mohammad Shahzad (AFG) 2015-2021 36 9 0 0 9
PA van Meekeren (NED) SA Edwards (NED) 2018-2022 38 9 9 0 0
HH Pandya (IND) SA Yadav (IND) 2021-2023 40 9 0 9 0
TA Boult (NZ) MJ Guptill (NZ) 2013-2022 42 9 0 9 0
Z Bimenyimana (RWN) D Ndikubwimana (RWN) 2021-2023 43 9 8 1 0
Umar Gul (PAK) Kamran Akmal (PAK) 2007-2014 44 9 9 0 0
Aizaz Khan (HKG) Babar Hayat (HKG) 2014-2023 44 9 0 9 0
TG Southee (NZ) TL Seifert (NZ) 2018-2023 44 9 8 1 0
Pavandeep Singh (MAL) Virandeep Singh (MAL) 2019-2023 44 9 2 4 3
MJ Santner (NZ) GD Phillips (NZ) 2017-2023 50 9 3 5 1
Mustafizur Rahman (BAN) Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN) 2015-2022 51 9 7 2 0
SO Ngoche (KENYA) CO Obuya (KENYA) 2010-2023 57 9 0 9 0
Yuvraj Singh (IND) MS Dhoni (IND) 2007-2017 58 9 5 0 4
MJ Santner (NZ) MJ Guptill (NZ) 2015-2022 62 9 0 9 0
IS Sodhi (NZ) MJ Guptill (NZ) 2015-2022 65 9 0 9 0
AU Rashid (ENG) CJ Jordan (ENG) 2015-2023 74 9 0 9 0
IS Sodhi (NZ) IS Sodhi (NZ) 2014-2023 102 9 0 9 0
GP Swann (ENG) JM Bairstow (ENG) 2011-2012 15 8 1 7 0
MA Wood (ENG) JC Buttler (ENG) 2017-2023 22 8 8 0 0
AJ Tye (AUS) AT Carey (AUS) 2018-2021 23 8 4 4 0
D Ravu (PNG) L Siaka (PNG) 2019-2022 23 8 0 8 0
Taskin Ahmed (BAN) Nurul Hasan (BAN) 2016-2022 24 8 8 0 0
T van der Gugten (NED) PW Borren (NED) 2012-2017 25 8 0 8 0
Amjad Sher (Fin) AK Mohan (Fin) 2019-2023 25 8 6 2 0
Hasan Ali (PAK) Sarfaraz Ahmed (PAK) 2016-2021 29 8 8 0 0
Ehsan Khan (HKG) SS McKechnie (HKG) 2019-2023 29 8 3 0 5
H Ssenyondo (UGA) CN Kakuru (UGA) 2022-2023 29 8 2 0 6
R Bakum (GHA) JK Theodore (GHA) 2021-2023 31 8 8 0 0
L Ngidi (SA) DA Miller (SA) 2017-2023 32 8 0 8 0
DL Vettori (NZ) BB McCullum (NZ) 2007-2012 33 8 2 3 3
Shadab Khan (PAK) Sarfaraz Ahmed (PAK) 2017-2020 33 8 3 0 5
Sohail Tanvir (PAK) Umar Akmal (PAK) 2009-2016 37 8 3 5 0
CW Perchard (JER) JW Jenner (JER) 2019-2023 37 8 0 8 0
TG Southee (NZ) JDS Neesham (NZ) 2014-2023 40 8 0 8 0
MJ Santner (NZ) TL Seifert (NZ) 2018-2023 40 8 2 0 6
S Muniandy (MAL) Zubaidi Zulkifle (MAL) 2019-2023 40 8 0 8 0
JN Frylinck (NAM) ZE Green (NAM) 2019-2023 42 8 8 0 0
YM Nkanya (TAN) K Nassoro (TAN) 2022-2023 43 8 0 8 0
MRJ Watt (SCOT) MA Leask (SCOT) 2015-2023 48 8 0 8 0
JN Frylinck (NAM) MG Erasmus (NAM) 2019-2023 48 8 0 8 0
K Irakoze (RWN) D Ndikubwimana (RWN) 2021-2023 48 8 3 1 4
Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) Litton Das (BAN) 2015-2023 50 8 1 7 0
GJ Delany (IRE) HT Tector (IRE) 2019-2023 51 8 0 8 0
A Zampa (AUS) AJ Finch (AUS) 2016-2022 60 8 0 8 0
DJ Bravo (WI) KA Pollard (WI) 2008-2021 62 8 0 8 0
Mohammad Nabi (AFG) Samiullah Shinwari (AFG) 2010-2022 62 8 0 8 0
GH Dockrell (IRE) GC Wilson (IRE) 2010-2020 65 8 0 5 3
Mohammad Nabi (AFG) Mohammad Shahzad (AFG) 2010-2021 67 8 4 0 4
TG Southee (NZ) MJ Guptill (NZ) 2009-2022 77 8 0 8 0
KJ O'Brien (IRE) GH Dockrell (IRE) 2010-2021 84 8 0 8 0
Mohammad Nabi (AFG) Mohammad Nabi (AFG) 2010-2023 109 8 0 8 0
LA Burns (ESP) Awais Ahmed (ESP) 2022-2023 12 7 2 0 5
PK Langat (KENYA) IA Karim (KENYA) 2021-2022 14 7 7 0 0
KV Morea (PNG) L Siaka (PNG) 2021-2023 14 7 0 7 0
Iqbal Hussain (QAT) Tamoor Sajjad (QAT) 2019-2020 16 7 0 7 0
EB Ringera (KENYA) IA Karim (KENYA) 2019-2023 21 7 7 0 0
Iqbal Hussain (QAT) Mohammed Rizlan (QAT) 2019-2021 26 7 1 0 6
N Nipiko (VAN) A Mansale (VAN) 2019-2023 26 7 0 7 0
PWH de Silva (SL) MD Gunathilaka (SL) 2019-2022 27 7 0 7 0
A Nortje (SA) Q de Kock (SA) 2019-2023 28 7 7 0 0
SO Ngoche (KENYA) S Singh (KENYA) 2021-2023 28 7 2 2 3
Vraj Patel (KENYA) RR Patel (KENYA) 2021-2023 28 7 0 7 0
Ahsan Malik (NED) PW Borren (NED) 2012-2017 29 7 0 7 0
D Maisuria (BOT) P Silas (BOT) 2019-2023 29 7 0 7 0
Mudassar Bukhari (NED) W Barresi (NED) 2012-2016 30 7 7 0 0
AC Evans (SCOT) MA Leask (SCOT) 2015-2022 30 7 0 7 0
WD Parnell (SA) Q de Kock (SA) 2013-2023 31 7 7 0 0
Sayed Monib (KUW) Usman Patel (KUW) 2020-2023 31 7 7 0 0
BAW Mendis (SL) KC Sangakkara (SL) 2009-2014 33 7 1 0 6
BJ McCarthy (IRE) HT Tector (IRE) 2020-2023 33 7 0 7 0
M Morkel (SA) AB de Villiers (SA) 2007-2017 34 7 4 3 0
P Mishra (BUL) KC D'Souza (BUL) 2020-2022 35 7 0 7 0
HH Pandya (IND) MS Dhoni (IND) 2016-2019 37 7 7 0 0
Zahoor Khan (UAE) V Aravind (UAE) 2020-2023 38 7 7 0 0
T Shamsi (SA) Q de Kock (SA) 2018-2023 41 7 4 0 3
S Lamichhane (NEP) Karan KC (NEP) 2018-2023 42 7 0 7 0
MRJ Watt (SCOT) CS MacLeod (SCOT) 2015-2022 43 7 0 7 0
AM Kimote (TAN) S Thakor (TAN) 2021-2023 46 7 0 7 0
KMDN Kulasekara (SL) TM Dilshan (SL) 2008-2016 47 7 1 6 0
DM Nakrani (UGA) Riazat Ali Shah (UGA) 2019-2023 47 7 0 7 0
KMDN Kulasekara (SL) AD Mathews (SL) 2009-2017 49 7 0 7 0
TG Southee (NZ) GD Phillips (NZ) 2017-2023 49 7 2 5 0
T Shamsi (SA) DA Miller (SA) 2017-2023 50 7 0 7 0
Umar Gul (PAK) Shoaib Malik (PAK) 2007-2016 52 7 0 7 0
Saeed Ajmal (PAK) Umar Akmal (PAK) 2009-2014 54 7 1 4 2
SM Sharif (SCOT) MH Cross (SCOT) 2013-2023 55 7 7 0 0
Shadab Khan (PAK) Mohammad Rizwan (PAK) 2019-2023 55 7 5 0 2
KJ O'Brien (IRE) GC Wilson (IRE) 2008-2020 79 7 5 1 1
Rashid Khan (AFG) Najibullah Zadran (AFG) 2015-2023 80 7 0 7 0
AU Rashid (ENG) AU Rashid (ENG) 2009-2023 99 7 0 7 0
Walter Behr (GER) Sachin Mandy (GER) 2022-2022 6 6 6 0 0
JS Patel (NZ) LRPL Taylor (NZ) 2006-2008 9 6 0 6 0
S Veerapathiran (BHR) Shahbaz Badar (BHR) 2020-2023 10 6 6 0 0
Kuldeep Yadav (IND) MS Dhoni (IND) 2017-2019 12 6 2 0 4
AC Botha (IRE) NJ O'Brien (IRE) 2008-2010 13 6 3 0 3
Waqas Ahmad (MLT) C Sudarsanan (MLT) 2023-2023 13 6 6 0 0
AF Milne (NZ) L Ronchi (NZ) 2014-2016 14 6 6 0 0
GH Dockrell (IRE) NJ O'Brien (IRE) 2010-2016 18 6 2 1 3
Awais Malik (QAT) Mohammed Rizlan (QAT) 2019-2020 18 6 6 0 0
P Useni (NGA) A Shreshta (NGA) 2021-2023 18 6 6 0 0
Kuldeep Yadav (IND) HH Pandya (IND) 2017-2023 19 6 0 6 0
S Lamichhane (NEP) P Khadka (NEP) 2018-2020 19 6 0 6 0
R Rampaul (WI) D Ramdin (WI) 2007-2015 20 6 6 0 0
Al-Amin Hossain (BAN) Soumya Sarkar (BAN) 2016-2020 20 6 0 6 0
MJ McClenaghan (NZ) L Ronchi (NZ) 2013-2018 21 6 6 0 0
Sami Sohail (MWI) C Chete (MWI) 2019-2023 21 6 6 0 0
GP Swann (ENG) PD Collingwood (ENG) 2008-2011 22 6 0 6 0
N Nipiko (VAN) PK Matautaava (VAN) 2019-2023 22 6 0 6 0
D Heyliger (CAN) Hamza Tariq (CAN) 2019-2022 22 6 6 0 0
FA Cossa (MOZ) L Emilio (MOZ) 2019-2022 23 6 5 1 0
Karan KC (NEP) Aasif Sheikh (NEP) 2021-2023 24 6 5 1 0
AR Ramjani (UGA) B Masaba (UGA) 2022-2023 24 6 0 6 0
Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) Nasir Hossain (BAN) 2011-2016 25 6 0 6 0
CA Young (IRE) LJ Tucker (IRE) 2016-2023 25 6 4 2 0
JN Frylinck (NAM) SJ Baard (NAM) 2019-2022 25 6 0 6 0
EJB Miles (JER) B Ward (JER) 2019-2023 26 6 0 6 0
Simi Singh (IRE) LJ Tucker (IRE) 2019-2022 27 6 3 0 3
GP Swann (ENG) EJG Morgan (ENG) 2009-2012 28 6 0 6 0
S Badree (WI) DJ Bravo (WI) 2012-2016 29 6 0 6 0
Al-Amin Hossain (BAN) Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN) 2013-2020 29 6 5 1 0
HH Pandya (IND) KD Karthik (IND) 2017-2022 29 6 4 2 0
T Shamsi (SA) AK Markram (SA) 2019-2023 29 6 0 6 0
CW Perchard (JER) JSE Dunford (JER) 2019-2022 29 6 2 0 4
B Kumar (IND) MS Dhoni (IND) 2012-2019 30 6 6 0 0
JH Davey (SCOT) MH Cross (SCOT) 2015-2022 30 6 6 0 0
N Vanua (PNG) K Doriga (PNG) 2019-2023 30 6 6 0 0
R Shepherd (WI) N Pooran (WI) 2020-2023 30 6 5 1 0
Imran Anwar (BHR) S Veerapathiran (BHR) 2020-2023 31 6 0 6 0
Shapoor Zadran (AFG) Mohammad Shahzad (AFG) 2010-2018 32 6 6 0 0
S Badree (WI) D Ramdin (WI) 2012-2018 32 6 1 0 5
FA Allen (WI) N Pooran (WI) 2018-2022 32 6 3 2 1
CA Young (IRE) GJ Delany (IRE) 2019-2023 32 6 0 6 0
Karan KC (NEP) RK Paudel (NEP) 2019-2023 33 6 0 6 0
D Maisuria (BOT) K Motlhanka (BOT) 2019-2023 33 6 1 2 3
MNM Aslam (KUW) Usman Patel (KUW) 2020-2023 33 6 2 0 4
SR Thompson (IRE) GC Wilson (IRE) 2014-2019 34 6 6 0 0
AC Evans (SCOT) MH Cross (SCOT) 2015-2022 34 6 6 0 0
Junaid Siddique (UAE) Basil Hameed (UAE) 2020-2023 35 6 0 6 0
S Thakor (TAN) MO Kitunda (TAN) 2021-2023 35 6 0 1 5
S Thakor (TAN) AP Rajeevan (TAN) 2022-2023 35 6 2 1 3
A Zampa (AUS) SPD Smith (AUS) 2016-2023 36 6 0 6 0
TG Southee (NZ) DP Conway (NZ) 2020-2023 36 6 4 2 0
PWH de Silva (SL) C Karunaratne (SL) 2021-2023 36 6 0 6 0
Imran Tahir (SA/World) DA Miller (SA/World) 2013-2019 37 6 0 5 1
JJ Bumrah (IND) MS Dhoni (IND) 2016-2019 37 6 6 0 0
DW Steyn (SA) AB de Villiers (SA) 2007-2016 38 6 2 4 0
LM Jongwe (ZIM) CR Ervine (ZIM) 2015-2023 38 6 0 6 0
Haris Rauf (PAK) Fakhar Zaman (PAK) 2020-2023 38 6 0 6 0
R Ngarava (ZIM) W Madhevere (ZIM) 2020-2023 38 6 0 6 0
SO Ngoche (KENYA) RN Patel (KENYA) 2019-2023 39 6 0 6 0
MR Adair (IRE) C Campher (IRE) 2021-2023 39 6 0 6 0
H Ssenyondo (UGA) RG Mukasa (UGA) 2019-2023 40 6 0 6 0
BM Scholtz (NAM) JJ Smit (NAM) 2019-2023 41 6 0 6 0
PA van Meekeren (NED) PM Seelaar (NED) 2013-2021 42 6 0 6 0
K Nassoro (TAN) MO Kitunda (TAN) 2021-2023 42 6 2 2 2
R Ashwin (IND) MS Dhoni (IND) 2011-2017 43 6 1 0 5
A Zampa (AUS) MS Wade (AUS) 2016-2023 44 6 2 0 4
B Kumar (IND) RR Pant (IND) 2017-2022 44 6 6 0 0
Karan KC (NEP) DS Airee (NEP) 2018-2023 44 6 0 6 0
MR Adair (IRE) JB Little (IRE) 2019-2023 44 6 0 6 0
Haris Rauf (PAK) Shadab Khan (PAK) 2020-2023 44 6 0 6 0
IS Sodhi (NZ) TA Boult (NZ) 2014-2022 45 6 0 6 0
Karim Janat (AFG) Mohammad Nabi (AFG) 2016-2023 46 6 0 6 0
CJ Jordan (ENG) JM Bairstow (ENG) 2016-2023 47 6 2 4 0
Karan KC (NEP) Sompal Kami (NEP) 2015-2023 48 6 0 6 0
MR Adair (IRE) LJ Tucker (IRE) 2019-2023 49 6 4 2 0
Shoaib Malik (PAK) Kamran Akmal (PAK) 2006-2017 50 6 1 0 5
NL McCullum (NZ) MJ Guptill (NZ) 2009-2016 51 6 0 6 0
N Vanua (PNG) A Vala (PNG) 2015-2023 51 6 0 6 0
YS Chahal (IND) HH Pandya (IND) 2017-2023 51 6 0 6 0
JB Little (IRE) GH Dockrell (IRE) 2017-2023 52 6 0 6 0
Saeed Ajmal (PAK) Shahid Afridi (PAK) 2009-2015 57 6 0 6 0
B Kumar (IND) V Kohli (IND) 2012-2022 57 6 0 6 0
Samiullah Shinwari (AFG) Mohammad Shahzad (AFG) 2010-2018 58 6 1 0 5
IS Sodhi (NZ) GD Phillips (NZ) 2017-2023 59 6 0 5 1
Haris Rauf (PAK) Babar Azam (PAK) 2020-2023 59 6 0 6 0
IS Sodhi (NZ) KS Williamson (NZ) 2014-2022 60 6 0 6 0
Mustafizur Rahman (BAN) Litton Das (BAN) 2015-2023 60 6 2 4 0
Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) Tamim Iqbal (BAN) 2007-2018 61 6 0 6 0
AU Rashid (ENG) EJG Morgan (ENG) 2009-2022 62 6 0 6 0
TG Southee (NZ) KS Williamson (NZ) 2012-2022 62 6 0 6 0
RA Jadeja (IND) RA Jadeja (IND) 2009-2022 64 6 0 6 0
AU Rashid (ENG) JC Buttler (ENG) 2015-2023 66 6 0 0 6
B Kumar (IND) RG Sharma (IND) 2012-2022 68 6 0 6 0
MJ Santner (NZ) IS Sodhi (NZ) 2016-2023 77 6 0 6 0
GH Dockrell (IRE) KJ O'Brien (IRE) 2010-2021 84 6 0 6 0
DJ Bravo (WI) DJ Bravo (WI) 2006-2021 91 6 0 6 0
TG Southee (NZ) TG Southee (NZ) 2008-2023 114 6 0 6 0
Mohammad Hafeez (PAK) Mohammad Hafeez (PAK) 2006-2021 119 6 0 6 0

Cricket Record for Dismissals Bowler/Fielder Combinations: Test


BowlerFielderSpanMatWktsCt WKCt FiSt
DK Lillee (AUS) RW Marsh (AUS) 1971-1984 69 95 95 0 0
GD McGrath (AUS) AC Gilchrist (AUS) 1999-2007 71 90 90 0 0
M Ntini (SA) MV Boucher (SA) 1998-2009 96 84 84 0 0
B Lee (AUS) AC Gilchrist (AUS) 1999-2008 65 81 81 0 0
SM Pollock (SA) MV Boucher (SA) 1997-2008 88 79 79 0 0
M Muralidaran (SL) DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 1997-2010 96 77 0 77 0
TG Southee (NZ) BJ Watling (NZ) 2009-2021 61 75 73 2 0
MG Johnson (AUS) BJ Haddin (AUS) 2008-2015 52 71 71 0 0
MD Marshall (WI) PJL Dujon (WI) 1983-1991 68 71 71 0 0
JH Kallis (SA) MV Boucher (SA) 1998-2012 137 69 69 0 0
JM Anderson (ENG) MJ Prior (ENG) 2007-2014 68 68 68 0 0
IT Botham (ENG) RW Taylor (ENG) 1978-1984 51 60 60 0 0
SK Warne (AUS) AC Gilchrist (AUS) 1999-2007 70 59 39 0 20
DW Steyn (SA) MV Boucher (SA) 2005-2012 51 58 58 0 0
GD McGrath (AUS) IA Healy (AUS) 1993-1999 52 58 58 0 0
JN Gillespie (AUS) AC Gilchrist (AUS) 2000-2006 57 58 58 0 0
TA Boult (NZ) BJ Watling (NZ) 2012-2021 62 57 57 0 0
CJ McDermott (AUS) IA Healy (AUS) 1988-1996 48 55 55 0 0
N Wagner (NZ) BJ Watling (NZ) 2012-2021 48 55 54 1 0
JM Anderson (ENG) JM Bairstow (ENG) 2012-2023 73 55 50 5 0
NM Lyon (AUS) SPD Smith (AUS) 2013-2023 92 55 0 55 0
A Kumble (IND) R Dravid (IND) 1996-2008 107 55 0 55 0
K Rabada (SA) Q de Kock (SA) 2016-2021 44 54 54 0 0
AA Donald (SA) MV Boucher (SA) 1998-2002 35 53 53 0 0
SCJ Broad (ENG) MJ Prior (ENG) 2007-2014 60 53 53 0 0
SCJ Broad (ENG) JM Bairstow (ENG) 2012-2023 81 53 47 6 0
SK Warne (AUS) MA Taylor (AUS) 1992-1999 66 51 0 51 0
N Kapil Dev (IND) SMH Kirmani (IND) 1978-1986 67 51 51 0 0
Harbhajan Singh (IND) R Dravid (IND) 1998-2011 95 51 0 51 0
M Muralidaran (SL) KC Sangakkara (SL) 2000-2010 77 50 25 10 15
SK Warne (AUS) IA Healy (AUS) 1992-1999 74 49 34 0 15
PJ Cummins (AUS) TD Paine (AUS) 2017-2021 29 47 47 0 0
AA Donald (SA) DJ Richardson (SA) 1992-1998 37 47 47 0 0
I Sharma (IND) MS Dhoni (IND) 2007-2014 53 47 47 0 0
MG Hughes (AUS) IA Healy (AUS) 1988-1994 46 46 46 0 0
AK Davidson (AUS) ATW Grout (AUS) 1957-1963 28 45 44 0 1
M Morkel (SA) AB de Villiers (SA) 2006-2018 76 44 22 22 0
Z Khan (IND) MS Dhoni (IND) 2006-2014 45 43 43 0 0
RJ Hadlee (NZ) IDS Smith (NZ) 1980-1990 49 43 43 0 0
PM Siddle (AUS) BJ Haddin (AUS) 2008-2014 46 42 42 0 0
CS Martin (NZ) BB McCullum (NZ) 2004-2013 60 42 38 4 0
DW Steyn (SA) AB de Villiers (SA) 2004-2018 81 42 29 13 0
D Gough (ENG) AJ Stewart (ENG) 1994-2003 57 41 38 3 0
AR Caddick (ENG) AJ Stewart (ENG) 1993-2003 58 41 36 5 0
WPUJC Vaas (SL) KC Sangakkara (SL) 2000-2009 70 40 37 3 0
JM Anderson (ENG) AN Cook (ENG) 2006-2018 130 40 0 40 0
Danish Kaneria (PAK) Kamran Akmal (PAK) 2004-2010 43 39 24 0 15
HH Streak (ZIM) A Flower (ZIM) 1993-2002 49 39 38 1 0
LR Gibbs (WI) GS Sobers (WI) 1958-1974 60 39 0 39 0
SK Warne (AUS) ML Hayden (AUS) 1994-2007 69 39 0 39 0
SK Warne (AUS) ME Waugh (AUS) 1992-2002 103 39 0 39 0
CA Walsh (WI) RD Jacobs (WI) 1998-2001 30 38 38 0 0
SJ Harmison (ENG) GO Jones (ENG) 2004-2006 30 38 38 0 0
JM Anderson (ENG) JC Buttler (ENG) 2014-2022 43 38 34 4 0
RGD Willis (ENG) RW Taylor (ENG) 1977-1984 50 38 38 0 0
CV Grimmett (AUS) WAS Oldfield (AUS) 1925-1936 37 37 9 0 28
CL Cairns (NZ) AC Parore (NZ) 1992-2002 47 37 37 0 0
SCJ Broad (ENG) JE Root (ENG) 2013-2023 114 37 0 37 0
MHN Walker (AUS) RW Marsh (AUS) 1972-1977 34 36 36 0 0
VD Philander (SA) Q de Kock (SA) 2014-2020 38 36 36 0 0
Imran Khan (PAK) Wasim Bari (PAK) 1971-1984 45 36 36 0 0
SK Warne (AUS) RT Ponting (AUS) 1995-2007 85 36 0 36 0
AME Roberts (WI) DL Murray (WI) 1974-1980 35 35 35 0 0
EJ Chatfield (NZ) IDS Smith (NZ) 1982-1989 35 35 35 0 0
JR Thomson (AUS) RW Marsh (AUS) 1972-1983 39 35 35 0 0
Sarfraz Nawaz (PAK) Wasim Bari (PAK) 1969-1984 47 35 35 0 0
M Ntini (SA) JH Kallis (SA) 1998-2009 93 35 0 35 0
A Kumble (IND) A Kumble (IND) 1990-2008 132 35 0 35 0
M Muralidaran (ICC/SL) M Muralidaran (ICC/SL) 1992-2010 133 35 0 35 0
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Cricket Record for Dismissals Bowler/Fielder Combinations: ODI, T20i, Test


Cricket Record for Dismissals Bowler/Fielder Combinations: ODI, T20i, Test

No matter how the game of cricket has evolved, bowler/fielder combinations remain essential. By coordinating eliminations, these partnerships are the game’s unsung heroes and can change the result in a dramatic way.

Bowlers and fielders that collaborate produce dismissals that showcase expert use of strategy and technique.

The aim of a dismissal goes beyond just sending the batsman back to the pavilion. The bowler and fielder engage in a complex dance, showcasing their cricketing expertise.

From the bowler who sets the scene to the fielder who brings the house down with a magnificent climax, every dismissal tells a tale of skill.

The fielder plays the role of the builder, the architect, who materializes the bowler’s idea.

The fielder plans ahead and executes with elegance and speed, transforming a well-bowled delivery into a dismissal that reverberates around the stadium.

As a key component of bowler/fielder combinations, the fielder exemplifies agility and brings ideas to life with a demonstration of ability and finesse.

ODI, T20i, Test: A Canvas for Bowler/Fielder Combinations

In the diverse formats of cricket – ODI, T20i, and Test – bowler/fielder combinations have carved a niche for themselves.

These combinations have redefined the art of dismissals, bringing a fresh perspective to the game.

Whether it is the fast-paced world of T20i or the strategic landscape of Test cricket, these combinations have proven to be a force to reckon with, a testament to the synergy between bowler and fielder.

In this analysis, we will examine the most notable bowler/fielder partnerships that have made a significant impact in Test, ODI, and T20I cricket matches.

These combinations have left a lasting impression by their exceptional performances on the field.

GD McGrath and AC Gilchrist (Australia)

The Australian duo of bowler GD McGrath and fielder AC Gilchrist reigned supreme from 1996 to 2007, a period where they demonstrated an uncanny understanding of each other’s strengths.

Their collaboration resulted in a staggering 163 dismissals in 240 matches, a testimony to their impeccable synergy.

Gilchrist, with his sharp fielding skills, complemented McGrath’s bowling prowess, creating a bowler/fielder combination that was nothing short of a cricketing phenomenon.

M Ntini and MV Boucher (South Africa)

Between 1998 and 2009, the South African cricket landscape was dominated by the bowler/fielder combination of M Ntini and MV Boucher.

In 267 matches, they orchestrated 161 dismissals, a record that speaks volumes about their understanding and coordination on the field.

Boucher’s role as a fielder was pivotal, turning Ntini’s well-crafted deliveries into dismissals that left an everlasting imprint on the cricketing world.

B Lee and AC Gilchrist (Australia)

The period from 1999 to 2008 saw another Australian duo, bowler B Lee and fielder AC Gilchrist, creating magic on the cricket field.

Their partnership yielded 143 dismissals in 228 matches, a remarkable feat that showcased their complementary skills and deep understanding of each other’s playing style.

This bowler/fielder combination was a force to reckon with, bringing to the fore a blend of speed, accuracy, and agility.

SM Pollock and MV Boucher (Africa/South Africa)

SM Pollock and MV Boucher formed a formidable bowler/fielder combination representing Africa and South Africa from 1997 to 2008.

Their collaboration on the field was nothing short of poetic, orchestrating 141 dismissals in a whopping 340 matches.

Pollock’s bowling skills paired with Boucher’s fielding acumen created a duo that was both dynamic and effective, leaving a legacy of remarkable dismissals that are etched in cricket history.

DK Lillee and RW Marsh (Australia)

The bowler/fielder combination of DK Lillee and RW Marsh is a classic example of a partnership that defined an era in Australian cricket.

From 1971 to 1984, they were responsible for 117 dismissals in 130 matches, a record that stands testimony to their impeccable understanding and coordination.

This duo brought to the field a harmony that was both rare and beautiful, creating a series of dismissals that are remembered as masterpieces in the cricketing world.

The Unbeatable Duos: Top 5 Bowler/Fielder Combinations in ODI Cricket History

The bowler/fielder combinations hold a place of paramount importance, orchestrating dismissals that are often pivotal in steering the direction of the match.

These combinations are a testament to the harmony and understanding between two players, a bowler and a fielder, who come together to create moments of magic on the cricket field.

As we delve into the annals of ODI cricket history, we find remarkable duos who have left an indelible mark through their impeccable understanding and teamwork.

Let us embark on a journey to revisit the top 5 bowler/fielder combinations that have graced the ODI cricket landscape with their extraordinary dismissals.

M Ntini and MV Boucher (South Africa)

The South African duo of M Ntini and MV Boucher reigned supreme from 1998 to 2009, showcasing a bowler/fielder combination that was nothing short of legendary.

In a span that witnessed 164 matches, they secured a staggering 75 dismissals, with Boucher showcasing his prowess as a fielder with 75 catches.

Their synergy on the field was a masterclass in dismissals, a testimony to their deep understanding and impeccable teamwork.

GD McGrath and AC Gilchrist (Australia)

Between 1996 and 2007, the cricket world witnessed the formidable Australian bowler/fielder combination of GD McGrath and AC Gilchrist.

Their collaboration spanned 167 matches, during which they orchestrated 73 dismissals.

Gilchrist, a remarkable fielder, took 72 catches and even executed a stumping, showcasing a wide array of skills that complemented McGrath’s bowling expertise perfectly.

SM Pollock and MV Boucher (South Africa/Africa)

Once again making an appearance in the top bowler/fielder combinations is MV Boucher, this time partnering with SM Pollock.

Their partnership, which spanned from 1998 to 2008, was a cornerstone in many Africa/South Africa matches, contributing to 62 dismissals in 243 matches.

Boucher, with his sharp fielding skills, took 61 catches, while also adding a stumping to his credit, showcasing a dynamic fielder-bowler synergy with Pollock.

B Lee and AC Gilchrist (Australia)

The Australian pair of B Lee and AC Gilchrist carved their names into the annals of cricket history with their impeccable bowler/fielder combination.

From 2000 to 2008, they played 151 matches together, orchestrating 58 dismissals.

Gilchrist, a fielder with a keen eye and swift reflexes, took all 58 catches, showcasing a harmonious understanding with Lee and contributing significantly to the team’s success during their tenure.

M Muralidaran and KC Sangakkara (Asia/ICC/Sri Lanka)

The partnership between M Muralidaran and KC Sangakkara is one that resonates well beyond the Sri Lankan borders, representing Asia and ICC in their illustrious careers.

Their bowler/fielder combination was a force to reckon with from 2000 to 2011, resulting in 49 dismissals across 205 matches.

Sangakkara exhibited stellar fielding skills, with 22 catches, 2 as a wicketkeeper, and an impressive 25 stumpings, a testimony to the dynamic and versatile fielder he was, perfectly complementing Muralidaran’s bowling finesse.

The Elite Guild of T20I Cricket: Top Bowler/Fielder Combinations

The bowler/fielder combinations in Twenty20 International cricket are the linchpins of strategic brilliance, orchestrating dismissals that are both artistic and decisive.

As a result of their chemistry and mutual understanding, these teams have created moments that have touched the hearts of cricket fans all around the world.

As we go deeper into the archives, we find a plethora of skill, where bowlers and fielders alike have left their mark on cricket’s history books.

We’ll focus on the top five bowler/fielder combinations that have changed the game in Twenty20 Internationals.

Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim: The Bangladeshi Maestros

Spanning a remarkable period from 2006 to 2022, the bowler/fielder combination of Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim has been nothing short of legendary.

In 81 matches, this dynamic duo has secured 19 dismissals, showcasing a harmonious blend of skill and strategy.

The fielder, Mushfiqur Rahim, has demonstrated exceptional prowess with 6 catches as a wicketkeeper and a notable contribution in the field with 12 catches, painting a portrait of versatility and agility.

JB Little and LJ Tucker: The Irish Powerhouse

The Irish combination of JB Little as the bowler and LJ Tucker as the fielder has been a force to reckon with from 2016 to 2023.

In 43 matches, they have orchestrated 16 dismissals, with Tucker showcasing a remarkable fielding performance with 16 catches.

This bowler/fielder combination has brought a fresh perspective to the art of dismissals, proving that teamwork can indeed make the dream work.

Saeed Ajmal and Kamran Akmal: The Pakistani Virtuosos

Between 2009 and 2014, the cricket world witnessed the Pakistani bowler/fielder combination of Saeed Ajmal and Kamran Akmal create magic on the field.

In 38 matches, they have been responsible for 15 dismissals, a testimony to their impeccable understanding and coordination.

Kamran, as a fielder, has been a linchpin in the strategy, securing 14 catches and contributing significantly to the team’s success.

D Maisuria and V Mbazo: The Botswanan Gems

Emerging as a formidable bowler/fielder combination from Botswana, D Maisuria and V Mbazo have carved a niche for themselves in a short span from 2019 to 2023.

In 29 matches, they have achieved 14 dismissals, with Mbazo showcasing agility and precision in the field.

This combination has brought a breath of fresh air to the T20I landscape, promising a bright future with more record-breaking performances.

L Ngidi and Q de Kock: The South African Titans

The South African pair of L Ngidi as the bowler and Q de Kock as the fielder has been a revelation in the T20I cricket scene from 2018 to 2023.

In 34 matches, they have secured 13 dismissals, with de Kock demonstrating remarkable skill as a wicketkeeper with 13 catches.

This bowler/fielder combination has showcased a synergy that is both powerful and effective, bringing a dynamic energy to the cricket field.

Legends of Test Cricket Revealed: Top Bowler/Fielder Combinations

Within the expansive realm of cricket, characterized by its captivating narratives interwoven with displays of skill, strategic maneuvers, and unwavering determination.

The bowlers/fielders combinations emerge as the crucial element that orchestrates the important junctures that shape the rhythm of the game.

They embody a symbiotic relationship characterized by comprehension, precision, and a collective aspiration to attain the highest level of accomplishment through dismissals that encompass both artistic finesse and strategic acumen.

Let us undertake an exploration to commemorate the preeminent partnerships between bowlers and fielders in the realm of Test cricket, an expedition that honors the virtuosos responsible for executing some of the most indelible dismissals in the annals of cricket.

DK Lillee and RW Marsh: The Australian Powerhouse

The period from 1971 to 1984 witnessed the formidable bowler/fielder combination of DK Lillee and RW Marsh, a duo that redefined dismissals in the Test arena.

With a staggering 95 wickets taken across 69 matches, this Australian powerhouse showcased a synergy that was nothing short of magical.

The bowler, Lillee, with his impeccable skill set, paired perfectly with the fielder, Marsh, orchestrating dismissals that became a testament to their combined prowess and understanding of the game’s deeper nuances.

GD McGrath and AC Gilchrist: The Dynamic Duo

Between 1999 and 2007, the cricket world was graced by the dynamic bowler/fielder combination of GD McGrath and AC Gilchrist.

This Australian duo, through 71 matches, notched up 90 wickets, a record that speaks volumes about their combined strength and strategy.

McGrath, the bowler with a vision, and Gilchrist, the fielder with a golden touch, came together to create dismissals that were both elegant and powerful, a dance of skill and strategy that left an indelible mark in the annals of cricket history.

M Ntini and MV Boucher: The South African Maestros

The bowler/fielder combination of M Ntini and MV Boucher brought a fresh wave of energy and strategy to the cricket field from 1998 to 2009.

Spanning 96 matches, this South African pair secured 84 wickets, showcasing a partnership that was built on trust, understanding, and a shared vision for success.

Ntini, the bowler, and Boucher, the fielder, crafted dismissals that were a blend of skill, precision, and artistry, a testimony to their unyielding spirit and dedication to the game.

B Lee and AC Gilchrist: The Australian Strategists

The period between 1999 and 2008 saw the rise of another remarkable Australian bowler/fielder combination, B Lee and AC Gilchrist.

Through 65 matches, they secured 81 wickets, a record that stands as a testament to their strategic depth and understanding of the game.

Lee, the bowler with a fiery pace, and Gilchrist, the fielder with a keen eye, orchestrated dismissals that were a masterclass in strategy and execution, a partnership that brought a fresh perspective to the art of dismissals in Test cricket.

SM Pollock and MV Boucher: The South African Virtuosos

From 1997 to 2008, the cricket stage witnessed the virtuoso performances of the bowler/fielder combination of SM Pollock and MV Boucher.

Through 88 matches, they claimed 79 wickets, showcasing a partnership that was both dynamic and harmonious.

Pollock, the bowler with a rich legacy, and Boucher, the fielder with a sharp instinct, created dismissals that were a symphony of skill and strategy, a dance of precision and grace that left audiences spellbound.

Conclusion: Celebrating Bowler/Fielder Combinations

The skill and forethought that goes into each dismissal is being recognized as we cheer on our favorite bowler/fielder duos.

These partnerships pump blood and oxygen into cricket, making it a thrilling and exciting sport.

Let us celebrate the bowler and fielder, the artists behind the dismissals that keep us on the edge of our seats, as we await the next cricketing masterpiece and more record-breaking exploits.

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