Kohli’s exceptional fielding skills have played a pivotal role in India’s undefeated streak during the tournament’s initial 13 days. His contribution to the team goes beyond his batting abilities.He has made notable achievements in the field, taking three catches in as many matches, trailing only non-wicket-keepers Matt Henry of New Zealand and Australia’s David Warner, who currently lead the tournament statistics for catches.
However, Kohli’s influence on the field extends further, as he ranks highly in terms of runs saved and pressure ratings among all the teams participating in the event.
With a total of 22.30 points, Kohli stands at the forefront in terms of fielding impact at the World Cup. His closest competitors include seasoned players like Joe Root, the former England captain with four catches (21.73), and Warner (21.32) with five catches. The list of the top ten fielders features two players from each of Pakistan, New Zealand, Australia, and India.
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India’s all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja, also makes a notable appearance, ranking 11th in this fielding impact assessment. Overall, India’s performance in the field has been the one to watch out for. Indian fielders have claimed 14 catches in the tournament and saved a total of 10 runs.
Till now, Team India has dropped two catches on the field, with defending champions England (1) the only side to have dropped less number of catches.