Updated: September 19
Wicketkeepers are one of the most important players on a cricket field. They have the best seat in the house. Wicketkeepers provide a lot of input to the captain during field placement. In this article, we rank the top 5 wicket-keepers in IPL according to the highest number of dismissals.
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IPL 2021: TOP 5 WICKET-KEEPERS IN IPL
MS Dhoni tops the list in the top 5 wicket-keepers in IPL. He is arguably the greatest wicketkeeper of all time. His reflexes behind the stumps have been simply amazing. His quick throw and runouts with smart glovework have impressed everyone.
Dhoni has captained Chennai Super Kings for 11 IPL seasons and Rising Pune Supergiant for 2 seasons. He has played a total of 211 matches in the IPL. In 201 innings Dhoni has 178 dismissals to his name. This includes 118 catches 39 stumpings and 21 run-outs.
Dinesh Karthik is ranked at the 2nd position in the list of top 5 wicket-keepers in IPL. He has been part of 6 IPL franchises over the years. Kartik has appeared for 203 IPL matches. He has a total of 165 dismissals. This includes 121 catches 31 stumpings and 13 run-outs.
He is not far behind Dhoni in the overall dismissals. Dinesh Karthik is part of KKR in IPL 2021. He is among the three players who played 200 or more IPL matches.
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The third in the list of top 5 wicket-keepers in IPL is Robin Uthappa. He started as a wicketkeeper, but off-late, he has been part of IPL teams as a pure batsman. Robin Uthappa has played for 4 IPL teams.
In total 114 innings in which he has played as a wicketkeeper, he has affected 127 dismissals. This includes 87 catches 32 stumpings and 8 run-outs
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Parthiv Patel is 4th in the list of top 5 wicket-keepers in IPL. In 122 innings as a wicketkeeper, he has done 95 dismissals. This includes 69 catches 16 stumpings and 10 runouts. Patel has played for six IPL teams so far.
Parthiv Patel has retired from all forms of cricket including the IPL last year. He has been roped in by Mumbai Indians as the talent management scout whose role is to find new budding talents for the franchise.
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The last player in the list of top 5 wicket-keepers in IPL is Wriddhiman Saha. He was once a regular part of the test team for India. But, after the emergence of Rishabh Pant, he has been kept as a standby.
Saha has affected a total of 89 dismissals in 105 innings he has played as a wicketkeeper. This includes 66 catches 20 stumpings and 3 run-outs Wriddhiman Saha is a part of Sunrisers Hyderabad. He is expected to do the role of wicket-keeper this season for the franchise.