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Top 10 Wicketkeepers with Most Stumping & Dismissals in IPL History – (2008-2023)

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Most Stumpings in IPL History | Cricket is a sport that entails disposition of players in various roles, especially in the fielding side. We have the fielders at different positions, such as the slips, the silly point, long on, long off etc. However, it is the wicketkeepers who play a very substantial role during the course of the game. And often, their contribution and their role are undermined. Keeping the wickets, contributing with the bat, keeping an eye on where the batsmen might want to hit the ball or the strategies that they may be devising, the wicketkeepers, quite rightfully, have their hands full most of the time. Compared to the rest of the fielders, the wicketkeepers must always be attentive because the opportunity to get the opposition out may present itself at any time. And they also have to be fast; really fast. Not to mention their field work should also be par or above excellence, cause often they will have to throw the ball to run out the batsmen.

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IPL (Indian Premier League) has witnessed some of the best and most flamboyant wicket keepers of the game. Players like Adam Gilchrist, Dinesh Kartik, Robin Uthappa and the head of the table of course, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, have all left their mark in the game. From astonishing dismissals, superb catches to stumpings which are beyond belief, they have managed to do it all. So let us go through the list of the top ten wicket keepers with the most number of stumpings in the Indian Premier League:

Top 10 Wicketkeeprs with Most Stumping & Dismissals in IPL History

Player Span Mat Dis Ct St Max Dis Inns
MS Dhoni (CSK/RPS) 2008-2023 250 180 138 42 4 (4ct 0st)
Dinesh Karthik (DC/GL/KKR/KXIP/MI/RCB) 2008-2023 242 169 133 36 4 (4ct 0st)
Wriddhiman Saha (CSK/GT/KKR/KXIP/SRH) 2008-2023 161 106 82 24 4 (4ct 0st)
RV Uthappa (CSK/KKR/MI/PWI/RCB/RR) 2008-2022 205 90 58 32 4 (2ct 2st)
PA Patel (CSK/DC/Kochi/MI/RCB/SRH) 2008-2019 139 81 65 16 4 (4ct 0st)
Q de Kock (DC/LSG/MI/RCB/SRH) 2013-2023 96 80 64 16 4 (4ct 0st)
Rishabh Pant (DC) 2016-2022 98 79 61 18 3 (3ct 0st)
Naman Ojha (DC/RR/SRH) 2009-2018 113 75 65 10 4 (4ct 0st)
Sanju Samson (DC/RR) 2013-2023 152 68 53 15 4 (2ct 2st)
AC Gilchrist (DC/KXIP) 2008-2013 80 67 51 16 4 (4ct 0st)

Adam Gilchrist

Gilchrist
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The legendary Australian wicketkeeper-batsman has stumped a total of 16 times till date. Known for his explosive and skillful batting, Gilchrist made his IPL debut in its inaugural edition in 2008 where he captained the Deccan Chargers. He also later played for the team of Kings XI Punjab; and later on also took over the coaching duties. His fluidic strokeplay was a sight to behold. It is also worth mentioning that Gilchrist led the Deccan Chargers to the title victory in the 2009 edition of the Indian Premier League.

Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson
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This prolific batsman from Kerala has found unprecedented success in the various circuits of the game, all due to talent. Sanju has dispensed his duty for the teams Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals and has till date 15 stumpings in the IPL. Though he is yet to feature as a permanent mainstay in the national squad, his consistent form in the domestic circuit further strengthens his case. He made his IPL debut in 2013 for the Rajasthan Royals and had managed to win the Emerging player of the year award too.


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Naman Ohja

Naman
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At number 8 in the list of top 10 wicketkeepers with most stumpings in IPL, we have Naman Ojha. The right handed wicket-keeper batsman played for teams such as Delhi Daredevils, Rajasthan Royals and the Sunrisers Hyderabad, where he showed his prowess with bat. Naman has 10 stumpings to his name and 75 dismissals.

Rishabh Pant

Rishabh pant
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At number 7th, we have one of the most dynamic players to have ever set foot into the batting crease. The left handed wicketkeeper batsman is well known for his no nonsense approach, who tries to the hit the ball towards the fence at any opportunity he gets. Debuting in 2016, he has played for the Delhi side (Delhi Daredevils/Delhi Capitals). Pant has rattled the stumps 18 times and has 79 dismissals to his name.

Quinton de Kock

de Kock
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At number 6th in the list of top 10 wicketkeepers with most stumpings in IPL, we have the dynamic and explosive batsman from South Africa, who has already established himself as one of the best wicketkeeper-batsman in the current roster. The hard hitting left handed batsman made his IPL debut way back in 2013. He has played for several teams such as Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Lucknow Supergiants. Quiton de Kock has 16 stumpings and 80 dismissals to his name.


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Parthiv Patel

parthiv patel
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The former member of the Indian national cricket team made his debut in the IPL in 2008 and has rendered his services to several teams, namely Chennai Super Kings, Deccan Chargers, Royal Challenegers Bangalore, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Though short in stature, he made sure that the score board always kept ticking. Parthiv has 16 stumpings and 81 dismissals in his IPL career.

Robin Uthappa

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At number four we have Robin ‘Robbie’ Uthappa. The stylish right handed wicketkeeper batsman was always a treat to watch. He was quick and exuberant behind the stumps as well. He has 32 stumpings and 90 dismissals to his name, across 205 IPL matches. While in Kolkata Knight Riders, he donned the gloves full time. However, when he played for Chennai, owing to Dhoni being there, he had to field.

Wriddhiman Saha

Wriddhiman saha - KreedOn | most stumpings in ipl
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Inducted at the number 3 position of the list, we have Wriddhiman Saha. One of those rare gems that we occasionally come across and a seasoned player having played 161 IPL matches, Saha has claimed the stumps of his opposition 24 times and has massive 106 dismissals to his name. He even made it to the national Test squad owing to his capabilities with the gloves. However, he was always overshadowed by MS Dhoni. Saha donned the jerseys of Sunrisers Hyderabad, Gujarat Titans to name a few.


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Dinesh Karthik

dinesh karthik - most stumpings in ipl - KreedOn
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Placed at number two, we have Dinesh Karthik. The skillfull and prolific batsman has found somewhat of career resurgence of late. Playing as a wicketkeeper and lower middle order batsman, Karthik has performed his job to excellence. A veteran of 242 IPL matches, he has plundered the oppositions stumps 36 times and has 169 dismissals. He has played for several teams like Kolkata, Bangalore, Delhi etc.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni: Most Stumpings in IPL

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And at the pole position, we have Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Hailed as the greatest wicketkeeper batsman of all time, it is not difficult to see why given his stats. In the 250 IPL matches he has played, he has 42 stumpings and 180 dismissals to his name. Dhoni has rendered his services to only Chennai and Pune (for two seasons, when Chennai was temporarily suspended). He now serves as an ideal, to the new and upcoming wicketkeeper batsmen.


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