Ollie Pope is one of the regulars in England’s team, although he was dropped for the 4th Test at Sydney. However, he acted as a substitute wicket-keeper when both Buttler and Bairstow were injured. In doing so he had a share in two Test records in fielding:
Most catches in an innings by a substitute fielder:
Most catches in a match by a substitute fielder:
It should be noted that dismissals by keepers and non-keepers have been mixed up here.
In the innings records, WP Saha and OJ Pope both took 4 dismissals in an innings as keepers, while Younis Khan was a fielder. Interestingly, Saha and Pope both achieved this at Sydney a year apart.
In the match records, Saha and Pope are the only keepers with 4 dismissals.
The fielders with 4 catches in a match are Gursharan Singh, Younis Khan, V Sehwag and JM Bird.
And KS Bharat (3 dismissals) is the only one in these two lists who is yet to play a Test.
It may be recalled that he is one of only 3 substitute to make a stumping.