Top 5 Wicketkeepers With Most Stumpings in IPL

image-lsubn6x7Mahendra Singh Dhoni in IPL (X.COM)

The wicketkeeper holds a crucial role in cricket, being responsible for gathering deliveries and initiating various forms of dismissals. One mistake can have significant repercussions for the team while brilliant wicketkeeping can be a game-changer. Wicketkeepers are instrumental in shaping the dynamics of the game and contributing to the overall success of their team, particularly in high-stakes tournaments like the IPL.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been graced by some of the most talented and flamboyant wicketkeepers in the game's history. Players such as Adam Gilchrist, Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, and, of course, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, have all left their mark on the game. They have managed to achieve remarkable dismissals, superb catches, and stumpings that are beyond belief.

In this article, at OneCricket let's delve into the top 5 wicket-keepers with the most stumpings in IPL. 

5. Parthiv Patel 

image-lsuen7bbParthiv Patel in IPL (X.COM)

Parthiv Patel made his debut in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008 and has played for various teams such as Chennai Super Kings, Deccan Chargers, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad. 

Despite being shorter in stature, he always ensured that the scoreboard kept ticking. Parthiv Patel has 16 stumpings and 81 dismissals to his name in 139 IPL matches played throughout his career.

4. Robin Uthappa

image-lsueomyoRobin Uthappa top class wicketkeeper (X.COM)

Robin Uthappa, a stylish right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman who was always a delight to watch on the field. He was quick and energetic behind the stumps, having achieved 32 stumpings and 90 dismissals in a total of 205 IPL matches. 

During his tenure with the Kolkata Knight Riders, Uthappa primarily played as a wicketkeeper. However, when he played for Chennai, he had to field since the legendary MS Dhoni was already playing as the team's main wicketkeeper.

3. Wriddhiman Saha

image-lsueue2pWriddhiman Saha exceptional wicketkeeper (X.COM)

Wriddhiman Saha is known for his exceptional skills as a wicketkeeper. He is a reliable and agile keeper who has impressed everyone with his performances. He has proved to be a valuable asset for any team he has played for. 

In the Indian Premier League (IPL), he has taken 82 catches and 24 stumpings in 161 matches. 

2. Dinesh Karthik

image-lsuf0at7Karthik only wicket-keeper with over 100 dismissals (X.COM)

The IPL has only one other wicket-keeper with over 100 dismissals, Dinesh Karthik has achieved 169 dismissals in 242 matches, making him the only player to have taken over 100 catches as a designated wicket-keeper. 

His combined tally of 133 catches and 36 stumpings makes him the second-most successful wicket-keeper in the IPL. Karthik's exceptional keeping skills have been an asset to the teams he has played for over the years.

1. MS Dhoni

image-lsuf291qCSK legend MS Dhoni (X.COM)

Former Indian captain and CSK legend MS Dhoni sits at the first spot with 180 dismissals, making him one of the best keepers to have ever been behind the wickets. 

Throughout his IPL career, he has taken a total of 138 catches and 42 stumpings. His fast hands and quick thinking have set a benchmark for others. Dhoni has played as a specialist wicketkeeper in all the seasons of IPL from the very start in 2008. He played a pivotal role in CSK’s success over the years both as a captain and a keeper.