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Top 5 Highest Individual Score By Wicket-Keeper In IPL

image-lsu272b9Rishabh Pant played an amazing knock (X.COM)

Wicketkeepers, who play a vital role in cricket, have become even more crucial with the changing dynamics of the game. The advent of the fast-paced T20 format and the emergence of leagues like the Indian Premier League have put a greater onus on wicketkeepers to perform with both the gloves and the bat. 

In the Indian Premier League, wicketkeepers are expected to be skilful behind the stumps, with lightning-fast reflexes and great agility, while also possessing the ability to contribute significantly to their team's batting lineup. A good wicketkeeper can provide a solid foundation to the team, both in terms of runs scored and the number of dismissals made, making them an indispensable asset to any cricket team.

In this article, let's take a look at the top 5 highest individual scores by wicketkeeper in IPL. 

5. Quinton de Kock  (140* runs)

image-lsu54da9Quinton de Kock dynamic wicketkeeper-batsman (X.COM)

Quinton de Kock, a dynamic wicketkeeper-batsman has impressed with his explosive batting and safe glovework in the IPL. His ability to provide quick starts at the top of the order and contribute with crucial dismissals behind the stumps makes him a valuable asset in T20 cricket.

In 2022, KL Rahul has scored 140 runs in 70 balls with a strike-rate of 200.00 against Kolkata Knight Riders. 

4. KL Rahul (132 runs)

image-lswwjkyrKL Rahul an exceptional wicketkeeper [X.COM]

KL Rahul started his international career primarily as a batsman, he has also taken on the role of wicketkeeper on certain occasions, especially in limited-overs cricket when the team required additional flexibility in the batting lineup. He has shown versatility by adapting to different roles in the Indian cricket team depending on the team's requirements and the balance they aim to achieve.

In 2020, KL Rahul has scored 132 runs in 69 balls with a strike-rate of 191.30 against Royal Challengers Bangalore. 

3. Rishabh Pant (128* runs)

image-lswwl0z3Rishabh Pant played an outstanding knock [X.COM]

Rishabh Pant is known for his aggressive batting style and ability to score quick runs, particularly in the shorter formats of the game like T20s and ODIs. He has gained a reputation for being a dynamic wicketkeeper as well, known for his agility behind the stumps and his ability to take crucial catches and effect dismissals. 

In 2018 at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, he played an outstanding innings against Punjab Kings, scoring 128 runs in just 63 balls at a remarkable strike rate of 203.17. 

2. Sanju Samson (119 runs)

image-lswwpfvhSamson has displayed his exceptional skills (X.COM)

Sanju Samson is known for his elegant stroke play and ability to score runs quickly, particularly in the T20 format. As a wicketkeeper-batsman, Samson has displayed his skills behind the stumps while also contributing valuable runs with the bat. He is known for his aggressive style of batting, capable of playing both orthodox and unorthodox shots.

In 2021, he played an outstanding innings against Punjab Kings, scoring 119 runs in just 63 balls at a remarkable strike rate of 188.89. 

1. Wriddhiman Prasanta Saha (115*runs)

image-lswwrqjsWriddhiman Saha an amazing player (X.COM)

Wriddhiman Saha is primarily known for his exceptional wicket keeping skills. However, he has also proved to be a valuable asset as a batsman in the IPL. His agility and safe pair of hands make him a reliable wicketkeeper. Additionally, his ability to accelerate the innings when required adds further value to his team. 

In 2014, he played an outstanding innings against Kolkata Knight Riders, scoring 115 runs in just 55 balls at a remarkable strike-rate of 209.09.