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.
Published - Aug 31, 2017 5:39 pm | Updated - Aug 31, 2017 5:39 pm
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.
Most matches as a wicketkeeper in International cricket:
|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|
Most matches as a wicketkeeper in ODI cricket:
|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|
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:
|MV Boucher||South Africa / ICC World XI||147||5515||532||23|
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:
|D Ramdin||West Indies||58||421||32||19|
|KC Sangakkara||Sri Lanka||56||1382||25||20|
(Stats as on August 31, 2017)