Catches win matches! This old saying in cricket still applies to the Gentlemen's game. Those not following this time-proven adage have to face defeat on many occasions. Pakistan is one such team in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, who are leading the way in dropping catches in the tournament. Rejuvenated Pakistan Faces Battle of Survival Against Rampaging New Zealand
A cricket analyst group revealed an interesting fact pertaining to Pakistan's fielding in the world cup. The Pakistan team has dropped 14 catches in the ICC World Cup 2019 league so far and top the charts for worst fielding performance by any team in the World Cup.
Poor fielding, Pakistan!
— The CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) June 23, 2019
Pakistan, who are placed on the seventh position in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 points table at present, have slipped many catches, 14 to be precise, according to cricket statistician The CricViz Analyst. Pakistan has former New Zealand cricketers Grant Bradburn as their fielding coach, but it seems like the Kiwi is not able to induct any excellence into the Pakistan team and players when it comes to fielding. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan Coach Mickey Arthur Wanted to Commit Suicide After Loss Against India
After their humiliating loss to India in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, the Sarfaraz Ahmed-led side bounced back in the match against South Africa, winning the game by 49 runs. However, it looks like the team still needs time to level-up their quality of fielding.
The 1992 Cricket World Cup winners have always struggled with their poor fielding standards, and dropping the catches have seriously affected their performance in the ICC World Cup 2019. Pakistan have five points from six matches so far in the ICC World Cup 2019 and have a slim chance of making it to semis.
Shockingly, hosts England are placed on the second spot with 12 dropped catches. New Zealand is placed on the 3rd position with nine dropped catches, followed by South Africa with eight dropped chances. Virat Kohli-led team India is the best team in the tournament so far in the area of fielding with just one dropped catch, according to the report.