Wicket Keeper’s role in any form of cricket is very vital. Especially when it comes to the shorter format i.e. T20 a little mistake by the wicketkeeper can cost his team. On the other hand a stunning effort from any wicketkeeper at any stage of the game can help his team to dominate the opponents. In this article we are going to list top 5 wicketkeepers who have grabbed most dismissals in IPL history.
5. Wriddhiman Saha
Wriddhiman Saha is without a doubt the top wicketkeeper in the international cricket at the moment. He has been impressive with the gloves in IPL as well. He has grabbed 76 dismissals in the most prestigious T20 league of the world. The dismissals include 56 catches and 20 stumpings. He has also played a vital role with the bat for Sunrisers Hyderabad at the top order in previous season.
4. Parthiv Patel
Parthiv Patel is the veteran Indian wicketkeeper who played for RCB in 2020 season but did not get a single game. He retired from international cricket last year. In IPL he represented 6 different teams. Parthiv Patel grabbed 81 dismissals behind the wickets which include 64 catches and 16 stumpings.
3. Robin Uthappa
Robin Uthappa is not a regular wicketkeeper but his performance behind the stumps is very imposing. He has grabbed 90 dismissals in IPL history which include 58 catches and 32 stumpings. He is at the second position with most stumpings in the league. Now Uthappa plays for CSK where he may not get a chance to play as a wicketkeeper as MS Dhoni is the primary gloveman in the playing XI.
2. Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik is one of the most experienced players in IPL. He has participated in 196 IPL games in which he has grabbed 140 dismissals which include 110 catches and 30 stumpings. He has got the record for most catches behind the stumps in the history if IPL.
1. MS Dhoni
Former Indian captain MS Dhoni is without a doubt the best wicketkeeper batsman the world has ever seen. He has grabbed most number of dismissals in IPL history i.e. 148. among all the dismissals, 109 are catches and 39 stumpings. Dhoni has been playing IPL as a wicketkeeper right from the start in 2008. He has played an important role in the success of CSK over the years as a captain and as a wicketkeeper.