The role of the wicket-keeper in the T20 format is very important, it is a must for any franchise 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 in a disaster. Wicket-Keepers need to be alert and always be focused on the game though out the innings, which makes it challenging. Any mishap can result in a dropped catch or a missed stumping which can prove to be costly.
Indian Premier League has witnessed flamboyant wicket-keepers like Adam Gilchrist, Kumar Sangakkara, MS Dhoni, Jos Buttler who have entertained us over the years. MS Dhoni has been the fastest man behind the wickets in the Indian Premier League and also leads the charts of the most stumping by a wicket-keeper in the League. In this article, we will be listing out 5 wicket-keepers who have got the most stumpings in the Indian Premier League history.
List of most stumpings by a wicket-keeper in the IPL
1. MS Dhoni – 39 stumpings
MS Dhoni leads the charts of most stumping by a keeper in the history of the Indian Premier League. Dhoni has 39 stumpings to his name in 234 matches. Dhoni has played for the Chennai and Pune franchise and has been the best keepers in the history of the league. Dhoni is extremely quick behind the stumps and also hold the record for the fastest stumping (0.08sec).
2. Dinesh Karthik – 34 stumpings
Dinesh Karthik takes the second spot on the list of the most stumping in the Indian Premier League. Karthik has performed brilliantly behind the stumps, he has 34 stumpings in 229 IPL matches. He has played for several teams in his career which include Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
3. Robin Uthappa – 32 stumpings
Robin Uthappa is placed on number three on this list, he wasn’t a regular keeper but took the gloves for KKR and did a fantastic job. Robin was quick behind the stumps and has 32 stumpings to his name, across 205 IPL matches. Robin Uthappa has played for multiple franchises in the IPL, which include RCB, RR, SPW, KKR and CSK.
4. Wriddhiman Saha – 22 stumpings
Wriddhiman Saha is one of the most hardworking cricketers in India, he has ample experience and has done brilliantly in all formats. In the Indian Premier League, he has played 144 IPL matches and induced 22 stumping dismissals. Wriddhiman Saha played a vital role for the Gujarat Titans in the 2022 season and helped them lift the trophy.
5. Rishab Pant – 18 stumpings
Rishab Pant takes the 5th spot on the list, he is a flamboyant batter and has an excellent record behind the stumps as well. He has inflicted 18 stumpings in just 52 matches. Pant has a long career ahead of him and it won’t come as a surprise if he climbs this and overtakes some of the best wicket-keepers to have played in the Indian Premier League.
IPL: Top 5 players to get most stumpings in IPL history
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