Re: Which team do you like in cricket?
Those catches were rediculous. I'm no expert, but the main difference in thos catches vs. "Web Gems" have to do with range and speed. Not trying to take away from cricket catches because they look to be as hard or harder than Baseball catches. The thing is that with a glove, baseball fans would expect the players to make those catches. Also, when you have a glove on, you can full out dive without worrying about your hand wrapping around the ball.
You can't really tell from those videos, but it would seem to me that baseball players hit the ball harder. Again, I have no idea and if someone has facts to prove/disprove that it wouldn't suprise me either way.
The diving catch in baseball is almost routine anymore and players seem to go to the ground way more often than is actually needed. That is what I enjoyed so much about those cricket catches. They didn't dive unless they absolutely had to. Thanks for sharing that video.