Irrespective of the format, a wicket-keeper is an important player in the team. In any team, a wicket-keeper is a person who knows the game better than anyone else present in the ground as he can see the match from behind the wickets, while also knowing the shortcomings and goodness of the batsman and the bowlers.
From Australia’s Adam Gilchrist to India’s MS Dhoni, the game has witnessed many legendary wicket-keepers, who have taken the game to new heights with their amazing performances.
Here, in this article, we bring you a list of 5 wicketkeeper-batsman who have stumped the maximum number of times in their career. Have a look:
5. Adam Gilchrist – 55 Times:
There wouldn’t be a list of all-time great wicket-keepers without the mention of Adam Gilchrist in it. The legendary wicketkeeper-batsman of Australia, Adam Gilchrist is at the fifth position in this list. During his career, as a wicketkeeper, Adam Gilchrist has dismissed cricketers 472 times in 281 innings he played. He has stumped 55 times during his career.
4. Moin Khan – 73 Times:
Former Pakistan wicketkeeper Moin Khan was known for his slugging wicket-keeping, however, he has found himself at 4th position in this list. During his career, he has dismissed cricketers 287 times in 209 ODI innings. He has stumped 73 times during his career.
3. Romesh Kaluwitharana – 75 Times:
Romesh Kaluwitharana, the former Sri Lankan spinner has shown the path of the pavilion to 206 batsmen in 189 ODIs he has played. During his career, he has taken 131 catches and has stumped 75 times.
2. Kumar Sangakkara – 99 Times:
The legendary Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara has sent 482 batsmen back to the pavilion in 353 innings he played during his career. Doing so, he has taken 383 catches and has stumped 99 times.
1. MS Dhoni – 126 Times:
The legendary wicketkeeper-batsman of India, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is renowned for his lightning-quick stampings, is leading this list. So far, he has dismissed 401 cricketers in 310 innings he played. He has taken 295 catches behind the stumps and has stumped 126 times.