Australia have produced quality batters and bowlers over the decades and at the same time, their fielding standards have always been to the mark. Whenever there is an opportunity, they ensure to make it count and which is precisely the reason why they have been one of the most successful teams in international cricket.
You don’t often see them dropping regulation catches or sitters during the game as they have been sharp and decisive on the field. In this article, we will take a glimpse at the list of five Australians who have taken more than 150 catches in Test cricket.
1. Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting who is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest batsmen of all time was also an exceptional fielder during the playing days of his cricketing career. The former Australian captain has by far taken 198 catches in 168 Tests in his journey.
2. Mark Waugh
Mark Waugh was also one of the terrific fielders during the heydays of his career. The former Australian cricketer comes second on the list in terms of taking the most catches for Australia in Test cricket. He has taken 181 catches in 128 Tests.
3. Mark Taylor
Mark Anthony Taylor has played 104 Tests for the Australian cricket team (1989 to 1999). During his journey, he has managed to take as many as 157 catches to his name.
4. Allan Border
Allan Border was one of the greatest batsmen of all time and was best known for his batting abilities. Besides that, he was also a terrific fielder. He has bagged as many as 156 catches in 156 Tests.
5. Steve Smith
Steve Smith is currently the best batsman for Australia in Test cricket. The veteran cricketer has maintained a batting average in excess of 60. The former Australian captain has been sharp and decisive on the field and has taken crucial catches for the team. The experienced campaigner has bagged as many as 151 catches in 92 Tests.