Brendon McCullum is one of the most active and athletic fielders in contemporary cricket. McCullum arguably is the best fielder of New Zealand. He’s a livewire on the field and has taken many breathtaking catches throughout his career. He is one fielder who can get his team a wicket or two with his brilliance on the field. One such example of his finesse was observed in the slips during the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy group stage match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka won the toss and batted first on a wicket which had a lot to offer to the bowlers. On the very first ball from Kyle Mills, the ball moved away from Kusal Perera as he only managed to get a thick edge on it. The ball flew towards the slip cordon, where McCullum was deployed at the second slips. He in no time dived towards his left and grabbed the ball with both the hands to pull to execute a fantastic catch. This effort by McCullum helped the Kiwis get an early breakthrough and put pressure on Sri Lanka. They posted a target of 139 runs in 50 overs for New Zealand to chase.

Eventually, it turned out to be a close contest as New Zealand won the game by one wicket. But this catch by McCullum will definitely remain as one of the best catches taken at slips.