IPL 2023: Most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in IPL history

A brilliant piece of effort by the wicketkeeper can help the team dominate the opposition.

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The role of the wicketkeeper in any format of the game plays a vital part. Especially in a T20 tournament like the IPL and a single mistake by a wicketkeeper can result in big damage to the team’s chances in a game. On the other hand, a brilliant piece of effort by the wicketkeeper can help the team dominate the opposition. These things actually matter the most in the crucial stage of the game. In this article, we will be listing out 5 wicketkeepers who have effected the most dismissals in their IPL career.

5. Parthiv Patel

The veteran Indian keeper announced his retirement from all forms of the game last year. He was part of the RCB squad in IPL 2020 but did not get a single game in the season. He has featured for 6 different teams in the league history. Parthiv has a total of 81 dismissals to his name behind the wicket, among which 65 are catches and the rest are stumpings.

4. Robin Uthappa

Though Robin Uthappa has not regularly kept wickets for his IPL teams, he possesses impressive numbers with the gloves. He has effected 90 dismissals in the league history so far, out of which 58 are catches and 32 are stumpings. In fact, he is third among keepers in terms of most stumpings in the league. Given he is part of CSK in IPL 2022, he won’t have to perform the wicketkeeping duties with MS Dhoni already present as primary keeper in the playing XI. He has announced his retirement post IPL 2022.

3. Wriddhiman Saha

Wriddhiman Saha is considered among the best keepers behind the wicket in international cricket right now. He has shown his skills with the gloves in IPL as well. He has effected a total of 106 dismissals in the cash-rich league including 82 catches and 24 stumpings. He performed brilliantly with the bat for SRH at the top of the order in the 2020 season.

2. Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik is among the most experienced players of the cash-rich league. He has played a total of 225 IPL games as a wicketkeeper, in which he has effected 169 dismissals including 133 catches and 36 stumpings. He holds the record for taking the second-most catches behind the wicket in the tournament history. Karthik stepped down from captaincy duties of KKR mid-season last year and has returned to his former franchise RCB for IPL 2022.

1. MS Dhoni

The former Indian captain MS Dhoni has proved his mettle as a wicketkeeper in his long career. He has recorded the most number of dismissals (180) in IPL. Among these, 138 are catches and the rest 42 are stumpings. Dhoni has played as a specialist wicketkeeper in all the seasons of IPL from the very start in 2008. He played a pivotal role in CSK’s success over the years both as a captain and a keeper.   

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Most Dismissals by a Wicketkeeper in IPL

Player Matches Catches Stumpings Dismissals
MS Dhoni 244 138 42 180
Dinesh Karthik 225 133 36 169
Wriddhiman Saha 140 82 24 106
Robin Uthappa 205 58 32 90
Parthiv Patel 139 65 16 81

*Last updated on May 30, 2023.

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