We are all aware that there are countless batsmen and bowlers with outstanding IPL records and performances. Nonetheless, we have compiled a list of the best IPL wicketkeepers of all time, who have earned their place on the list through outstanding wicketkeeping careers. The IPL is the richest league due to its large budget investment and global fan base. It has also provided the best opportunities to many cricket players around the world. If you like cricket, you probably know that the Indian Premier League is one of the best in the world.
The wicketkeeper’s role is critical in any format of the game. Especially in a T20 game like the IPL, a single error by a wicketkeeper can have a significant impact on a team’s chances in a game. A brilliant piece of work by the wicketkeeper, on the other hand, can help the team dominate the opposition. In the crucial stage of the game, these things are the most important. In this article, we will list the best wicketkeepers in the IPL career.
Top 10 Best Wicketkeepers In IPL With The Most Dismissals | Records / Indian Premier League (IPL) / Most dismissals | All-Time Rankings (2008-21)
IPL Wicket Keeper Ranking
|Player Name||IPL Teams||Span||Matches||Innings||Total Dis||Catches||Stumps||Max Dis Inns||Dis/Inn|
|MS Dhoni||Chennai Super Kings, Rising Pune Supergiant, Rising Pune Supergiants||2008-2021||212||205||153||114||39||4 (4ct 0st)||0.746|
|KD Karthik||Delhi Daredevils, Gujarat Lions, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore||2008-2021||204||187||145||114||31||4 (4ct 0st)||0.775|
|RV Uthappa||Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Pune Warriors, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore||2008-2020||189||114||90||58||32||4 (2ct 2st)||0.789|
|PA Patel||Chennai Super Kings, Deccan Chargers, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad||2008-2019||139||122||81||65||16||4 (4ct 0st)||0.663|
|WP Saha||Chennai Super Kings, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad||2008-2021||126||105||79||59||20||4 (3ct 1st)||0.752|
|NV Ojha||Delhi Daredevils, Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad||2009-2018||113||111||75||65||10||4 (4ct 0st)||0.675|
|AC Gilchrist||Deccan Chargers, Kings XI Punjab||2008-2013||80||80||67||51||16||4 (4ct 0st)||0.837|
|Q de Kock||Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad||2013-2021||73||66||62||48||14||4 (4ct 0st)||0.939|
|RR Pant||Delhi Capitals, Delhi Daredevils||2016-2021||76||66||60||47||13||3 (3ct 0st)||0.909|
|KC Sangakkara||Deccan Chargers, Kings XI Punjab, Sunrisers Hyderabad||2008-2013||71||51||43||34||9||5 (5ct 0st)||0.843|
|KL Rahul||Kings XI Punjab, Punjab Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad||2013-2021||88||56||41||36||5||2 (2ct 0st)||0.732|
1. MS Dhoni (IPL Best Wicket Keeper)
MS Dhoni is the IPL’s most successful wicket-keeper. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, also known as MS Dhoni, is a former Indian national cricket team captain. Dhoni is one of the most prolific one-day international run-scorers, having scored over 10,000 runs. He was the first ODI wicketkeeper to remove the stumps of 100+ batsmen.
Under his captaincy, team India won the T20 World Cup in 2007, the ICC Asia Cup in 2010 and 2016, and the World Cup in 2011. In 2013, he also received the Champion Trophy. Aside from his international achievements, Dhoni is the best wicketkeeper in the IPL, with 153 dismissals in 212 matches, 114 catches, and 39 stumps as of the 2021 IPL season 14.
Dhoni, a multi-talented wicketkeeper-batsman, holds a number of records, including the most T20I matches played as both captain and wicketkeeper. He is still widely regarded as one of the greatest finishers in cricket history. Since the IPL’s inception in 2008, Dhoni has been a specialist wicketkeeper in every season. He played a key role in CSK’s success over the years as both a captain and a wicketkeeper.
2. Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik is an Indian wicketkeeper-batsman who is the vice-captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders. Because of his exceptional performance and skills, Karthik has been ranked as the second-best wicketkeeper in IPL history. DK is one of the cash-rich league’s most experienced players. He has appeared in 204 IPL matches and has 145 dismissals in 187 matches, with 114 catches and 31 stumps. Since his debut with the Delhi Daredevils in 2008, Karthik has played for six different IPL teams. Karthik was named the IPL XI wicketkeeper by CricBuzz in 2017. In addition, several cricket fans regarded him as one of India’s greatest batsmen.
3. Robin Uthappa
Robin Venu Uthappa, better known as Robin Uthappa, is an Indian cricketer who has played for eight different teams in the Indian Premier League. He made his IPL debut in 2008 with the Mumbai Indians. RV Uthappa led the Pune Warriors India in scoring in season 5 with 405 runs from 16 games, including 69 against the RCB.
The team’s performance in season six, as in season five, was disappointing, but Robin Uthappa scored 434 runs in 16 matches. With 90 dismissals in 114 games, 57 catches, and 33 stumpings, Robin is still regarded as one of the best wicketkeepers in the IPL. He ranks second in the league in terms of most stumped wicketkeepers. Because he will be playing for CSK in the IPL 2021, he will not be required to perform wicketkeeping duties because MS Dhoni will be the primary keeper in the playing XI.
4. Parthiv Patel
Parthiv Ajay Patel, better known as Parthiv Patel, is a former Indian cricketer who played for six different teams in the IPL. Patel, on the other hand, was never regarded as a well-known and successful T20 international player. He is, however, one of the best wicketkeepers in the IPL, with 82 dismissals in 122 matches, 66 catches, and 16 stumps. Patel made his IPL debut in 2008 with the Chennai Super Kings. Patel, one of the shortest cricketers, has done incredible keeping since then.
When he played for India in 2002, he became the country’s youngest Test wicketkeeper. Patel’s outstanding IPL wicketkeeping career earned him a spot on this list. Last year, Parthiv Patel announced his retirement from all forms of the game. He was a member of the RCB squad in IPL 2020 but did not play a single game.
5. Wriddhiman Saha
Wriddhiman Prasanta Saha is his formal name. Saha, also known as Wriddhiman Saha, is an Indian international cricketer who currently plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL. Saha is well-known among cricket fans for his remarkable wicketkeeping career, which included 79 dismissals in 105 matches, 59 catches, and 20 stumps. After being signed by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Saha made his IPL debut in 2008. Saha has previously played for four different teams. And he delivered outstanding performances for all of the teams. In the 2020 season, he batted brilliantly at the top of the order for SRH.
While playing for Kings XI Punjab as a wicketkeeper he became the first player in IPL history to score a century. Saha made this record against KKR, and he scored 115 runs off 55 balls, including ten fours and eight sixes.
6. Naman V Ojha
Naman Ojha announced his retirement from all forms of cricket recently. NV Ojha was a right-handed batsman and top-order wicket-keeper for India in international cricket. Naman Ojha was a wicketkeeper-batsman for SunRisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League. This Madhya Pradesh wicket-keeper is the IPL’s fifth most successful wicketkeeper, with 75 dismissals, 65 catches, and 10 stumps in 111 matches.
7. Adam Gilchrist
Adam Craig Gilchrist, better known as Adam Gilchrist, is a former Australian cricketer. He is regarded as one of the greatest wicketkeepers in cricket history, in addition to being one of the best wicketkeepers in the IPL. Gilchrist’s IPL career as a wicketkeeper has been remarkable, with 67 dismissals in 80 matches, 51 catches, and 16 stumps. Kumar Sangakkara had surpassed Gilchrist’s world record for one-day international dismissals as of 2015.
Gilchrist had the most dismissals in Test cricket of any Australian wicketkeeper. After being signed by the Deccan Chargers, he made his IPL debut in 2008. Gilchrist appeared in six IPL seasons for two different teams.
8. Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock has represented South Africa in all three international cricket formats. At the domestic level, De Kock is playing for the Titans. At Cricket SA’s 2017 Annual Awards, his outstanding performance earned him the title of a best cricketer of the Year. He is a member of the Mumbai Indians of the Indian Premier League and South Africa’s national team. De Kock is one of the best wicketkeepers in the IPL, and his performance has astounded cricket fans.
De Kock has 62 dismissals in 66 matches so far, with 48 catches and 14 stumps. After being selected by Sunrisers Hyderabad, he made his IPL debut in 2013. He has so far played in the IPL for four different teams. During the 2019 season, he was the Mumbai Indians’ leading run-scorer.
9. Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Rajendra Pant, better known as Rishabh Pant, is an Indian professional cricketer who currently plays as a wicketkeeper for the Delhi Capitals in the IPL. Since 2017, he has also been a member of India’s national cricket team. Pant’s IPL wicketkeeping career has been fantastic and impressive, with 60 dismissals in 66 matches, 47 catches, and 13 stumps. In 2016, he made his IPL debut for the Delhi Daredevils.
Pant was named as captain of the Delhi Capitals in March 2021. Before KL Rahul, Pant held the record for the highest individual score by an Indian player in the IPL, with 128 not out in 63 balls.
10. Kumar Sangakkara
Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara, better known as Kumar Sangakkara, is a former Sri Lankan cricketer. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of the game. Sangakkara scored 28,016 runs in all formats during his 15-year international career. Sangakkara has been a standout wicketkeeper in the IPL, with 45 dismissals in 51 matches, 36 catches, and nine stumps. Furthermore, Sangakkara has participated in five seasons of the Indian Premier League, representing three different teams. In 62 matches, he has scored 1567 runs, including ten half-centuries.
After Jayawardene, the only other Sri Lankan to surpass 10,000 test runs is Sangakkara, who is the fastest batsman to achieve 8,000, 9,000, and 11,000 test runs. Sangakkara, one of the greatest left-handed batsmen of all time, deserves to be on this list.
11. KL Rahul
Kannur Lokesh Rahul, also known as KL Rahul, is an Indian international cricketer who currently plays as a wicketkeeper for the Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League. Rahul is one of the world’s best right-handed batsmen. However, KL’s performance as a wicketkeeper in the IPL makes him one of the best wicketkeepers in the IPL. He has so far played in the IPL for four different teams. KL has 42 dismissals in 56 games, including 36 catches and six stumpings. Rahul made his IPL debut in 2013 with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). He destroyed his opponents by scoring 132 off 69 balls, the highest score by an Indian batsman and captain in an IPL match.
As the Captain of Punjab Kings, KL Rahul set these records against RCB. He has five fifties and one century to his name. Rahul won the Orange Cap in the IPL 2020 after scoring the most runs.
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