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Wicketkeeping records: Most catches and stumps by wicketkeepers in career/innings in test, ODI and T20 cricket

by on January 26, 2013
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South African wicketkeeper AB de Villiers

Cricket history has witnessed some greatest wicketkeepers such as Mark Boucher, Moin Khan, Adam Gilchrist, Ian Healy and many more. These wicketkeepers have set records in taking most catches and stumping. Below is the breakdown of wicketkeeping records in most stumps and catches in test, ODI and t20 career and innings and include the names of top five wicketkeepers in all categories.

Most catches by wicketkeepers in test career

  • Mark Boucher (532)
  • Adam Gilchrist (379)
  • Ian Healy (366)
  • RW Marsh (343)
  • PJL Dujon (265)

Most catches by wicket keepers in test innings

  • Wasim Bari
  • RW Taylor
  • IDS Smith
  • RD Jacos
  • ATW Grout

Most stumps by wicketkeepers in test career

  • WAS Oldfield (52)
  • TG Evans (46)
  • SMH Kirmani (38)
  • Adam Gilchrist (37)
  • Jayawardene (32)

Most stumps by wicketkeepers in test innings

  • KS More
  • WAS Oldfield
  • PK Sen
  • AH Jarvis
  • JJ Kelly

Most catches by wicketkeepers in ODI career

  • Adam Gilchrist (417)
  • Mark Boucher (402)
  • Kumara Sangakkara (311)
  • Brendon McCullum (218)
  • Moin Khan (214)

Most catches by wicketkeepers in ODI innings

  • Adam Gilchrist
  • AJ Stewart
  • Mark Boucher
  • MJ Prior
  • RW Marsh

Most stummpings by wicketkeepers in ODI career

  • Kumara Sangakkara
  • RS Kaluwithrana
  • Moin Khan
  • MS Dhoni
  • Adam Gilchrist

Most stummpings by wicketkeepers in ODI innings

  • Saleem Yousuf
  • Ian Healy
  • Moin Khan
  • RS Kaluwithrana
  • RD Jacobs

Most catches by wicketkeepers in T20 career

  • D Ramdin
  • Brandon McCullum
  • Kamran Akmal
  • MS Dhoni
  • AD de Villiers

Most catches by wicketkeepers in T20 innings

  • Adam Gilchrist
  • MJ Prior
  • MS Dhoni
  • AB de Villiers
  • Kamran Akmal

Most stumpings by wicketkeepers in T20 career

  • Kamran Akmal
  • Kumara Sangakkara
  • Mushfiqur Rehman
  • NJ O Brien
  • MS Dhoni

Most stumpings by wicketkeepers in T20 innings

  • Kamran Akmal
  • T Taibu
  • Mushiqur Rahim
  • Kumara Sangakkara
  • KD Karthik

This fact cannot be denied that the success of a cricket team relies in many cases on the fielding. Wicket keeping can be considered as the most important fielding position. These records thus mean winning matches/series. 

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