Most Dismissals by a Wicketkeeper in IPL History

Detailed View Of Top 5 Players With Most Dismissals By A Wicketkeeper In IPL

Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches feature an elite field of wicketkeepers whose performance often decides the outcome of each match with their superior catching, stumping and run-out skills. We take a look at who has made most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in IPL and left an mark across seasons.

List Of Most Dismissals By A Wicketkeeper In IPL

When discussing the most wicket keeper dismissals in IPL cricket, this includes both catches and stumpings. Catches involve quickly seizing a ball off either a batsman’s shot or deflection by their body before it touches the ground; stumpings require quickly gathering balls delivered from bowlers and using them to hit their stumps before returning batsmen can return to crease.

Let’s get through the famous list of wicketkeepers who have been in top in IPL history with the most dismissals by wicketkeepers.

MS DhoniCSK, RPS2008-202325018013842
Dinesh KarthikDC, GL, KKR, KXIP, MI, RCB2008-202324216913336
Wriddhiman SahaCSK, GT, KKR, KXIP, SRH2008-20231611068224
Robin UthappaCSK, KKR, MI, PWI, RCB, RR2008-2022205905832
Parthiv PatelCSK, DC, KTK, MI, RCB, SRH2008-2019139816516
Quinton de KockDC, LSG, MI, RCB, SRH2013-202396806416
Rishabh PantDC2016-202298796118
Naman OjhaDC, RR, SRH2009-2018113756510
Sanju SamsonDC, RR2013-2023152685315
Adam GilchristDC, KXIP2008-201380675116
KL RahulLSG, PBKS, RCB, SRH2013-202311847425
Kumar SangakkaraDC, KXIP, SRH2008-20137143349
Ishan KishanGL, MI2016-20239140355
AB de VilliersDC, RCB2008-202118436288
Jonny BairstowPBKS, SRH2019-20223923194
Shreevats GoswamiKKR, RCB, RR, SRH2008-20203123167
Kedar JadhavCSK, DC, KTK, RCB, SRH2010-20239523167
Manvinder BislaKKR, KXIP, RCB2010-20153922157
Jos ButtlerMI, RR2016-20239621201
Mahesh RawatPWI, RR2008-20131818162
Brendon McCullumCSK, GL, KKR, KTK, RCB2008-201810918126
Nicholas PooranLSG, PBKS, SRH2019-20236218144
Dishant YagnikRR2011-20142517125
Mark BoucherKKR, RCB2008-20113117143
Yogesh TakawaleMI, RCB2008-20141616124
Jitesh SharmaPBKS2022-20232616124
Ambati RayuduCSK, MI2010-202320415132
Arun KarthikCSK, RCB2010-20131713112
Nitin SainiKXIP2012-2012101192
Pinal ShahMI, RR2008-2011161183
Rahmanullah GurbazKKR2023-2023111010
Heinrich KlaasenRCB, RR, SRH2018-2023191055
Kamran AkmalRR2008-20086954
Sheldon JacksonKKR2017-20229972
Sam BillingsCSK, DC, KKR2016-202230871
Morne van WykKKR2009-2009577
Matthew WadeDC, GT2011-202213761
Chidhambaram GautamDC, MI2013-201513734
Aditya TareDC, MI, SRH2010-201735725
KS BharatDC, RCB2021-202210541

1. MS Dhoni – 180 Dismissals

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of the most successful wicketkeepers ever seen in IPL history and one of its greatest icons, known as “Captain Cool.” Dhoni started his IPL journey back in 2008 leading Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Since then he has experienced extraordinary success throughout his tenure.

Dhoni holds a remarkable record for most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in IPL from 2008-2023 in 250 matches, making 180 dismissals as wicketkeeper during that span. CSK Captain with his an outstanding wicketkeeping performance has taken 138 catches and made 42 stumpings.

Notably, four dismissals in one innings demonstrate his remarkable agility and quick hands which take his team to success. Under his captaincy, CSK became the most successful franchise ever in IPL history by winning multiple titles under Dhoni’s captaincy.

2. Dinesh Karthik – 169 Dismissals

Dinesh Karthik cricketer is a flexible player who has become one of the best wicket keeper batsman in the Indian Premier League (IPL) since his debut in 2008. DK is known for his dynamic wicketkeeping abilities and aggressive batting style at the lower order and has won many unbelievable matches across various franchises from his first match.

From 2008-2023, Dinesh Karthik participated in 242 IPL matches and stands at second position for the record of most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in IPL. Taking to the field 224 innings during which time he recorded an impressive total of 169 dismissals as wicketkeeper – Dinesh’s ability to stand up against both pace and spin, combined with sharp reflexes made him an indispensable presence behind the stumps.

In 169 dismissals he has taken 133 catches and made 36 stumpings, his dismissals demonstrate both aspects of wicketkeeping expertise. Furthermore, he achieved four dismissals in one innings to demonstrate as a wicket keeper how he can change the fate of the game in close encounters.

3. Wriddhiman Saha – 106 Dismissals

Wriddhiman Saha has been one of the top three go to wicket keepers in the IPL  from 2008-2023. His flawless wicketkeeping skills and top order contributions with bat made him as an important player across franchises he represented during his journey in Indian Premier League (IPL).

Saha has played 161 IPL matches, making 106 dismissals and is at third among most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in IPL. Saha became as an essential wicket keeper for the team due to his acrobatic footwork, safe pair of hands and ability to create opportunities behind the stumps. Furthermore, Saha brought solidity both as a gloveman and reliable batsman to any playing XI.

Saha completed 106 dismissals over his career across season for multiple franchises, which has 82 catches and 24 stumpings. His highest single innings dismissal total was four which he has achieved four times which are against Lucknow Super Giants in 2016, SunRisers Hyderabad in 2017, Kolkata Knight Riders in 2022 and Lucknow Super Giants in 2022.

4. Robin Uthappa – 90 Dismissals

Robin Uthappa has become a household name since IPL’s inaugural season in 2008. His aggressive batting style of walking down for fast bowlers and steady hand behind the stumps made Uthappa as an invaluable asset to various franchises over the years.

Uthappa played in 205 IPL matches from 2008-2022 and as a wicketkeeper he took part in 114 innings accumulating 90 dismissals and is at fourth for creating most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in IPL. Across Uthappa’s 90 dismissals, he achieved them 58 via catches and 32 via stumpings. His highest single innings dismissal is four which came against Mumbai Indians in 2012.

5. Parthiv Patel – 81 Dismissals

Parthiv Patel, a graceful wicketkeeper-batsman who first came into the teams during Indian Premier League (IPL)’s inaugural edition in 2008, quickly established himself as an iconic figure in this popular cricket tournament. Over time he demonstrated his adept wicketkeeping and made crucial contributions with both bat and glove.

From 2008 to 2019, Parthiv Patel participated in 139 Indian Premier League (IPL) matches, featuring in 122 innings as a wicketkeeper and being involved in 81 dismissals as a wicket keeper. Among 81 dismissals he has taken 65 catches which has both pace and spin bowlers wickets. His highest single innings dismissals is four which is against Gujarat Lions in Wankhede Stadium.

Final Thoughts

Wicketkeepers play an important role in T20 tournaments like IPL; their ability to execute quick dismissals can quickly swing momentum in favor of their team. As IPL progresses, these records may be challenged and new wicketkeepers might join the list of most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in IPL.

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