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Stats: MS Dhoni becomes the most capped wicketkeeper in International cricket

The 36-year-old is currently playing his 467th International match, all of them as a wicketkeeper.

Indian wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

While MS Dhoni featured in his milestone 300th ODI game at the Colombo’s R. Premadasa Stadium against Sri Lanka, the former Indian captain and the keeper-batsman also become the most capped wicketkeeper in International cricket by featuring in the 4th ODI of the series. The 36-year-old is currently playing his 467th International match, all of them as a wicketkeeper.

Dhoni, who became only the 20th player and the 6th Indian to feature in 300 ODIs, also became the 2nd player after Kumar Sangakkara to feature in 300 ODIs as a wicketkeeper. Dhoni also kept wickets in 90 Test matches and 77 T20Is helping him to surpass Mark Boucher’s tally of 466 International matches as a keeper. The South African played in a total of 467 matches in his career but didn’t keep wickets in an ODI.

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Most matches as a wicketkeeper in International cricket:

Player Teams Matches Runs Catches Stumpings
MS Dhoni India / Asia XI 467* 15695* 577* 160*
MV Boucher South Africa / Africa XI 466 10463 952 46
KC Sangakkara Sri Lanka / Asia XI / ICC World XI 464 17840 532 139
AC Gilchrist Australia / ICC World XI 391 15252 813 92
IA Healy Australia 287 6120 560 68

 

Most matches as a wicketkeeper in ODI cricket:

Player Teams Matches Runs Catches Stumpings
KC Sangakkara Sri Lanka / Asia XI / ICC World XI 360 13341 383 99
MS Dhoni India / Asia XI 300* 9608* 278* 99*
MV Boucher South Africa / Africa XI 294 4680 402 22
AC Gilchrist Australia / ICC World XI 282 9410 417 55
Moin Khan Pakistan 211 3100 214 73

 

Dhoni who retired from the Test format in 2014, has appeared in 90 matches; the most by any Indian wicketkeeper and the 6th most for any player as a keeper.

Most matches as a wicketkeeper in Test cricket:

Player Teams Matches Runs Catches Stumpings
MV Boucher  South Africa / ICC World XI 147 5515 532 23
IA Healy  Australia 119 4356 366 29
AC Gilchrist  Australia 96 5570 379 37
RW Marsh  Australia 96 3633 343 12
APE Knott  England 95 4389 250 19
TG Evans  England 91 2439 173 46
MS Dhoni  India 90 4876 256 38

 

He holds the record for being the keeper in the most number of Twenty20 Internationals as he has kept wickets in 77 games; 19 more than the next best Dinesh Ramdin (58).

Most matches as a wicketkeeper in Twenty20 Internationals:

Player Teams Matches Runs Catches Stumpings
MS Dhoni India 77 1211 43 23
D Ramdin West Indies 58 421 32 19
Mohammad Shahzad Afghanistan 57 1761 25 27
KC Sangakkara Sri Lanka 56 1382 25 20
Mushfiqur Rahim Bangladesh 55 668 22 24
Kamran Akmal Pakistan 53 876 28 32

 

(Stats as on August 31, 2017)

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