Tests in 2022-Fielding records.

First we see who took the most dismissals in the year (15 or more):

Led by newcomer K Verreynne of SA with 39, followed by Foakes (38) and Carey (37). Foakes and Carey have the most catches as keepers (37). RR Pant has the most stumpings (6). The most catches by fielders are 22 by Crawley and 21 by Root.

Now for the most dismissals in an innings (4 or more):

Carey leads with 6 dismissals, followed by Verreynne and Billings (5). Many others have 4 dismissals. Blundell appears to have the most stumpings (2). 3 players have 4 catches as fielders.

Most dismissals in a match (6 or more):

Led by Carey with 9, followed by several with 7. The most stumpings are 3 by Nurul Hasan and Blundell. The most catches by a fielder are 6 by Latham and Crawley

Highest dismissal rates (Minimum 20 innings, 0.600):

Again headed by Carey, followed by OJ Pope with a combination of dismissals as a keeper and fielder. The best rate by a pure fielder was 0.857 by SPD Smith followed by Crawley and Root.

Review of Tests between India and South Africa-2

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Continuing with individual performances in

Fielding:

Most dismissals (12 or more):

Boucher leads by a large margin (60) followed by de Villiers (40).

de Villiers has the most catches by a fielder (25) besides 15 catches as a keeper. Next among fielders is Kallis with 23. Note that K Verreyne has 14 in just 2 Tests.

Current players here include Saha, de Kock, Pujara and Rahane.

Most dismissals in an innings (5 or more):

Saha (twice), de Kock and newcomer Verreyne represent the current players.

Most dismissals in a match (7 or more):

Saha has the most, with 5 catches in each innings. Other current players are de Kock, Pant and Verreyne.

Most dismissals per innings (Minimum 20 innings, 0.60 or more):

Boucher leads by a large margin over Dhoni.

Apart from the “hybrid” de Villiers who played both as a keeper and fielder, GC Smith has the highest dismissal rate among fielders.

Rahane is the only current player here.

Finally: All-round performance:

Overall performance (see criteria in table):

Only SM Pollock can be called a genuine all-rounder. Kallis is not here as he bowled less than 2000 balls against India.

Match performance (at least 50+ and 5wi+):

The best of these match performances seems to be by N Boje.

Tail piece:

AK Markram has now played 29 Tests. 18 of them were won by SA and 11 were lost. None were drawn. He thus continues to hold the record for playing in the most Tests without a draw. Next is England’s GA Lohmann of long ago who played in 18 Tests (15 wins, 3 losses).