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IPL Stats: Most catches by a wicket-keeper in the Indian Premier League

Indian Premier League has seen some outstanding wicket-keepers who have entertained us over the years. Wicket-Keepers need to focus on the game throughout the innings, which makes it challenging. are considered to be the heart of the team as they can also aid in making important field changes and help the captain during an opportunity to review the decision.

All the franchise need to have a reliable keeper behind the stumps. In a tournament like the Indian Premier League, even a single mistake by a wicket-keeper can result to be very costly for the team. Wicket-Keepers need to focus on the game throughout the innings, which makes it challenging. The keepers are expected to be flexible and agile behind the stumps. Let’s have a look at the list of the highest number of catches taken by a wicket-keeper.

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List of most catches by a wicket-keeper in the IPL

1. MS Dhoni – 131 catches

It’s no surprise to see MS Dhoni at the top. Dhoni is the best keeper to have played in the Indian Premier League, he has taken 131 catches in his IPL career, he has taken a total of 131 catches and 39 stumpings. He has the fastest hands in the history of the game and has set a benchmark for others and well.

2. Dinesh Karthik – 100 catches

Dinesh Karthik comes 2nd on the last, he has taken 159 dismissals in 212 innings. Karthik has taken 100 catches as a wicket-keeper for different franchises. Karthik has been one of the safest and most agile keepers over the years to have played the Indian Premier League. Dinesh Karthik has led the Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi and currently plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

3. Wriddhiman Saha – 73 catches

Saha has a dependable pair of hands guarding the stumps, he is also a very hardworking cricketers in India, he has ample experience and has done brilliantly in all formats. He usually takes an aggressive approach with the bat in the powerplay. In the Indian Premier League, he has played 144 games in the IPL and taken 73 catches. Wriddhiman Saha played an important role at the top of the order for the Gujarat Titans in the 2022 season and helped them lift the trophy.

4. Parthiv Patel – 65

Parthiv Patel has been in the game for the longest time, he is currently retired but he has played for many teams in the IPL over the years and has also opened the batting. Parthiv has taken 65 catches in the 122 matches that he played and has been fantastic behind the stumps.

5. Robin Uthappa – 58

Robin Uthappa is placed on number five on this list, he wasn’t a regular keeper but took the gloves for KKR and a couple of other team, to everyone’s surprise he did a fantastic job, and was very consistent as well. Robin Uthappa was safe behind the stump and took 58 catches in the 205 IPL matches that he has played.

IPL: Top 5 players to get most catches in IPL history

PlayerCatchesMatchesTeams Represented
MS Dhoni131234CSK, RPS
Dinesh Karthik100229DD, KKR, RCB, MI
Wriddhiman Saha73144KKR, SRH, DC, GT
Parthiv Patel65122RCB, CSK, RR
Robin Uthappa58205RCB, KKR, CSK, RR, SPW
Most catches by a wicket-keeper in the IPL

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