Fielding is an inevitable part of cricket. One batsman can have a bad day, one bowler can take no wickets in a match, but there is always an opportunity to field well in the match, it is something which we can control over. There is a saying that “catches win matches”. It becomes more important when it is a tournament like a world cup. Contributing with fielding is equally considered great as scoring runs and taking wickets. So many cricketers have played in the world cup, thus having names on the list of the most catches in the women’s world cup is admirable.
Former English batsman Janette Brittin has taken the most catches in the history of the Women’s World Cup, 19 catches in 36 matches. In the 2nd place, we can see Indian legend, Jhulan Goswami. The veteran bowler has clutched 17 catches in 29 matches.
Next, Lydia Greenway is featured on this list. The left-hand batsman took 14 catches in 18 women’s world cup games. Lydia has the highest catch/innings ratio in the women’s world cup (.823).
The highest run-scorer in the Women’s CWC is also holding a place here, New Zealand’s Debbie Hockley grabbed 13 catches in 45 games with her safe hand.
List of Players with Most Catches in Women’s World Cup
|Player||Matches||Innings||Catches||Max catches an innings||catch/innings|
|JA Brittin (ENG)||36||36||19||2||0.527|
|J Goswami (IND)||29||29||17||3||0.586|
|L Greenway (ENG)||18||17||14||3||0.823|
|D Hockley (NZ)||45||45||13||3||0.288|
|D Annetts (AUS)||15||15||12||3||0.800|
|A Satterthwaite (NZ)||18||18||12||3||0.666|
|B Daniels (ENG)||20||20||12||3||0.600|
|BJ Clarke (AUS)||29||29||12||3||0.413|
|L Sthalekar (AUS)||21||21||11||2||0.523|
|J Cameron (AUS)||13||13||10||3||0.769|
|E Badham (NZ)||19||18||10||3||0.555|
|N Payne (NZ)||22||22||10||2||0.454|
|CA Hodges (ENG)||24||24||10||1||0.416|
|A Blackwell ( AUS)||29||29||10||3||0.344|
|S Nitschke (AUS)||13||13||9||2||0.692|
Janette Brittin has taken the most catches in the women’s world cup (19).
Jhulan Goswami has taken the most catches in the women’s world cup among Indians (17).