Best Wicket-Keeper in IPL
As the grand IPL tournament is already entertaining its fans across the globe, let’s have a look at five wicket-keepers who hold the record of most dismissals in the IPL:
Here is the list of IPL best wicket-keepers.
#5) Naman Ojha (75 Dismissals)
Naman Ojha who was first launched with Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the 2009 edition of IPL had made a mark in his second game itself, shattering a half-century. Being a wicket-keeper batsman, it is anticipated from Naman to deliver through his keeping ability besides his willow.
In his 113 IPL games, Naman has failed to amaze as a batsman. The right-hander was able to score only 1554 runs at a below-par average of 20.72. In 111 innings, Naman registered a total of 75 dismissals. He was able to stump the batters 10 times at the same time the rest was the victim of his catching skills. His dismissal rate is 0.675.
Naman Ojha comes at number fifth on best wicket-keepers in IPL.
#4) Parthiv Patel (82 Dismissals)
Parthiv Patel, who is super quick with his glovework, is one of the talented wicket keepers in the country. Talking about his matches in the past, the 35-year-old has stood for five teams–Deccan Chargers, Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Mumbai Indians (MI), Kochi Tuskers Kerala, and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
In a total of 139 IPL matches, Parthiv has achieved 82 dismissals. He has 66 catches and 16 stumpings to his name. Parthiv’s dismissal rate is 0.672.
Parthiv Patel comes at number fourth on best wicket-keepers in IPL.
#3) Robin Uthappa (90 Dismissals)
Brilliant batsman Robin Uthappa is No.3 in the list of the best wicket keepers. Even though this Karnataka sturdy did not begin his profession as a full-time keeper, he attained the skills and mastered this art within time. Robin was roped in by Rajasthan Royals, during the 2020 auditions.
The 34-year-old has played for teams such as MI, RCB, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), and Pune Warriors India in the previous seasons. When it comes to keeping, Robin has achieved 90 dismissals in 177 IPL games including 58 catches and 32 stumpings. His dismissal rate is 0.789.
Robi Uthappa comes at number third on best wicket-keepers in IPL.
#2) Dinesh Karthik (131 Dismissals)
Dinesh Karthik who is at No.2 in the list of wicket-keepers with the highest dismissals in IPL is the skipper for KKR. Along with Knight Riders, DK has been a part of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals), Gujarat Lions, Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
He has made 131 dismissals in 182 IPL matches and has 101 catches with 30 stumpings to his name. His dismissal rate is 0.789.
Karthik comes at number second on best wicket-keepers in IPL.
#1) MS Dhoni (132 Dismissals)
He is the man who set novel standards in wicket-keeping, MS Dhoni is an anticipated name in the list. The CSK captain tops the table with his exceptional capability behind the stumps.
In 175 appearances so far, MSD has 132 dismissals recorded. He has 94 catches and a total of 38 stumpings to his name. His dismissal rate is 0.721.
The Ranchi lad has accumulated 4432 runs in 170 innings, with a strike-rate of 137.85. Having scored as many as 209 maximums, he is even the third-highest six-hitter in IPL.