Wicket Keepers play an essential role in the victory of their team. Not only do they offer quick breakthroughs by their effective efforts, but their smart wicket-keeping skills can change the course of the match at any given moment. In the Indian Premier League, some of the stumps have shown great stumping skills. Today, we will look at the Top 10 Best Wicketkeepers In IPL Of All Time.
Top 10 Best Wicketkeepers In IPL Of All Time
IPL records recall some of the great Wicketkeepers who were excellent behind the stumps and through their great efforts changed the results of the match. From MS Dhoni to Quinton De Kock and from Dinesh Karthik to Kumara Sangakkara IPL fans have seen many excellent Wicket Keepers. Let us look at the list of Best Wicket Keepers in IPL.
MS Dhoni [Most Successful IPL Wicketkeeper]
Former Indian Captain and Legendary Cricketer MS Dhoni grab the top spot on our list of Top 10 Best Wicketkeepers in IPL. Mahi made his IPL debut in the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League with Chennai Super Kings. Later after CSK’s suspension in 2016, he joined Rising Pune Supergiants. In IPL 2018, Mahi returned back to CSK.
Dhoni played 208 matches in IPL and recorded 152 dismissals as a wicketkeeper. He took 113 catches behind the stumps and hooked 39 stumps with his quick and smart efforts.
He captained Chennai Super Kings to victory in IPL 2010, IPL 2011, and IPL 2018. Dhoni owns the records of Most dismissals as a wicket-keeper in T20Is, Most catches as a wicket-keeper in T20Is, Most stumpings as a wicket-keeper in T20Is, and Most catches as a wicketkeeper in a T20I inning.
Above all, MS Dhoni is regarded as one of the greatest wicketkeepers of all time in cricket. Therefore, he deserves the top spot on our list.
Dinesh Karthik [Most Catches in IPL]
At number 2, we have Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik. Nicknamed DK, Karthik debuted in IPL with Delhi Daredevils. In 2011, he joined Kings XI Punjab for the $900,000. However, Mumbai Indians purchased him in 2012 for 2.35 Million dollars. Next, he joined Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Gujarat Lions in 2014, 2015, and 2016 respectively.
In IPL 2018, Kolkata Knight Riders bought DK and he led the team to playoffs. Since then, he has been part of the KKR playing the XI team in IPL. Karthik holds 144 dismissals in 203 IPL matches so far. He took 113 catches and got 31 stumping in his IPL career.
Dinesh Karthik holds the record of most catches as a Wicket Keeper in IPL. Therefore, he takes the 2nd spot on our list of Top 10 Best Wicketkeepers in IPL.
Former Indian Cricketer Robin Uthappa takes the 3rd slot on our list. He debuted in the IPL inaugural season with Mumbai Indians. In 2009, he moved to Royal Challengers Bangalore for next season. Pune Warriors purchased Robi Uthappa in 2011 for the US $ 2.1 Million.
Next, he moved to Kolkata Knight Riders for IPL 2014. In 2020, Rajasthan Royals bought him as a wicket. However, he moved to Chennai Super Kings for IPL 2021 season.
Uthappa has played 188 matches so far IPL and grabbed 90 dismissals. He is the 3rd successful wicketkeeper in IPL with 58 catches and 32 stumpings. Apart from it, he also holds the record for most consecutive 40+ runs in 8 T20 innings.
Above all, he lists his name on our table for his excellent wicket Keeping Skills.
Former Professional Indian Cricketer Parthiv Patel holds the 4th spot on our list of greatest wicket keepers in IPL. In the past, he played for Chennai Super Kings, Kochi Tuskers Riders, Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Mumbai Indians. Now, he plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2021.
Parthiv Patel is the 4th most successful wicket Keeper in IPL. He has played 138 matches and gathered 81 dismissals. Moreover, he has also taken 65 catches and grabbed 16 stumpings.
Above all, he earns his name on our list for his exceptional wicket-keeping skills.
Present Day Indian Cricketer Wriddhiman Saha takes the 5th spot on our list of top Wicket Keepers in IPL. He played for Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab. In IPL 2019, he became part of Sunrisers Hyderabad. Now, he plays for SRH in the IPL.
Saha is the 5th most successful Wicket Keeper in IPL. He has played 126 matches and recorded 79 dismissals so far in the IPL. Moreover, he also accounts for 59 catches and 20 stumping in the IPL as well.
Also, he also owns the record of becoming the first player to score a hundred in the IPL final. Above all, he earns his name on our list of best IPL Wicket Keepers.
Previous Indian National Cricketer Naman Ojha holds the 6th spot on our list of Greatest IPL Wicket Keepers. In the earlier seasons, he played for Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad. In 2018, he became part of Delhi Daredevils.
Naman Ojha has played 113 IPL matches and holds 75 dismissals. Apart from it, his IPL career also stats 65 catches and 10 stumpings. He is the 6th most successful wicketkeeper in IPL history.
Legendary Australian Wicket Keeper Adam Gilchrist also joins our list at the 7th spot. Gilly played only six seasons of the Indian Premier League. He represented Deccan Chargers and Kings XI Punjab in the IPL. Adam Gilchrist is also regarded as the Greatest Wicket Keeper of all time in cricket.
He played 79 IPL matches and grabbed 64 dismissals as a wicket Keeper. His IPL career also marks 50 catches and 14 stumpings. Adam Gilchrist is the 7th most successful Wicket Keeper in IPL history.
Gilchrist is the first batsman to complete 1,000 runs in IPL. As a whole, he scored more than 2,000 runs in the Indian Premier League. Surprisingly, he took the wicket of Harbhajan Singh on the only ball he bowled in IPL.
Above all, Adam Gilchrist earns his name on our list of Best IPL Wicket Keepers of all times.
Quinton De Cock
Former South African Captain Quinton De Cock also puts together on our list at 8th position. Quinny played for Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Mumbai Indians in the IPL. He is the 8th most successful wicketkeeper in IPL history.
Quinton De Cock has played 72 matches in the IPL and grasped 62 dismissals. His IPL career also records 48 catches and 14 stumpings. He was the highest run-scorer for the Mumbai Indians in the 2019 IPL season. Moreover, he is also the fastest South African to score a half-century at 17 balls.
Above all, he joins our list of Greatest IPL Wicket Keepers.
Current Indian Cricketer Rishabh Pant makes the final spot on our list of Greatest IPL Wicket Keepers. He played for Delhi Daredevils in the earlier seasons. Nowadays, he captains Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League.
Rishabh Pant has played 76 matches in IPL so far and grabbed 60 dismissals. His IPL career also records 47 catches and 13 stumpings. In 2018, he set the record of the highest individual score of 128* in IPL by an Indian Cricketer. However, the record was later broken by KL Rahul’s 132.
He is the 10th most successful wicketkeeper in IPL history. Thus, he deserves a spot on our list of the Greatest IPL Wicket Keepers.
So, here is our list of Top 10 Best Wicket Keepers in IPL. Who do you think should be on our list? Let us know in the comments.