The Most Stumpings by a Wicket-Keeper in ODI
Wicket-keepers have a crucial role to play behind the wicket. They do a thankless job within which they are expected to grab every opportunity that comes their way and make dismissals out of the half-chances. When it comes to stumpings, you need strong reflexes and a sharp mind. It also depends on the presence of quality spinners in the team who are capable enough to create such changes. Let’s talk about the finest wicket-keepers in the history of ODIs in terms of stumpings affected.
Here’s the list of such players.
- MS Dhoni (Asia/INDIA) – 123 Stumpings
- KC Sangakkara (Asia/SL) – 99 Stumpings
- RS Kaluwitharana (SL) – 75 Stumpings
- Moin Khan (PAK) – 73 Stumpings
- AC Gilchrist (AUS/ICC) – 55 Stumpings
- NR Mongia (INDIA) – 44 Stumpings
- Mushfiqur Rahim (BDESH) – 44 Stumpings
- IA Healy (AUS) – 39 Stumpings
- Rashid Latif (PAK) – 38 Stumpings
- Khaled Mashud (BDESH) – 35 Stumpings
The list contains many players from the subcontinent due to the fact that the pitches in the subcontinent are conducive to spin bowling and the subcontinent countries have produced many great spin-bowling legends like Muralitharan and Kumble. The list has 2 wicket-keepers each from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Australia and Bangladesh.
Let’s begin with the Indian legend, Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
- MS Dhoni (Asia/India) – 123 Stumpings
- KC Sangakkara (Asia/SL) – 99 Stumpings
- RS Kaluwitharana (SL) – 75 Stumpings
- Moin Khan (Pak) – 73 Stumpings
- AC Gilchrist (Aus/ICC) – 55 Stumpings
- NR Mongia (India) – 44 Stumpings
- Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh) – 44 Stumpings
- IA Healy (Aus) – 39 Stumpings
- Rashid Latif (Pak) – 38 Stumpings
- Khaled Mashud (Bangladesh) – 35 Stumpings
MS Dhoni (Asia/India) – 123 Stumpings
Former Indian captain and wicket-keeper MS Dhoni tops the list with 123 stumpings in 347 ODI matches played as a wicket-keeper. He affected these stumping playing for India (120 stumpings) and Asia XI (3 stumpings). He is the only player with more than 100 stumpings in an ODI career. Dhoni also boasts 24 stumpings more than the wicket-keeper placed second on this list.
Dhoni was involved in 25 stumpings against Sri Lanka – the most for him – followed by 18 against Australia and 16 against England. He has 51 stumpings at home. Away from home, he has affected the most stumpings in England, 13 stumpings, followed by 11 stumpings in Sri Lanka. Dhoni made the most stumpings (18) in 2007 followed by 13 each in 2013 and 2017.
KC Sangakkara (Asia/SL) – 99 Stumpings
Kumara Sangakkara from Sri Lanka is placed second with 99 stumpings in 360 ODIs as a designated wicket-keeper. He was a former captain and wicket-keeper for Sri Lanka. He has affected these stumpings playing for Sri Lanka (96 stumpings) and Asia XI (3 stumpings).
Most of Sangakkara’s stumpings have come against South Africa (19) followed by 13 stumpings against England. In Sri Lanka, he has 36 stumpings to his name. Away from home, he has 17 stumpings in Australia followed by 9 in England. Sangakkara affected the most stumpings in a year in 2004 and 2006 with 12 stumpings each year.
RS Kaluwitharana (SL) – 75 Stumpings
Another Sri Lankan wicket-keeper Romesh Kaluwitharana is third on the list with 75 stumpings in 186 matches as a designated wicket-keeper. He has affected all stumpings playing for Sri Lanka.
Kaluwitharana has the most stumpings against Pakistan – 22 stumpings – followed by 11 against Australia. Out of the 75, only 27 stumpings were done in Sri Lanka and the rest were away from home. Away from home, in the UAE, he has made the most – 17 stumpings – followed by 10 in India. About 80% of his stumpings have come in Asia where the pitches offer assistance to spin bowling. In 1999, Kaluwitharana affected 18 stumpings, the most in a year for him, followed by 12 in 1996, the year when Sri Lanka won their first ODI world cup.
Moin Khan (Pak) – 73 Stumpings
Pakistani wicket-keeper Moin Khan is fourth on this list with 73 stumpings in 211 ODI matches as a designated wicket-keeper. He also has 214 catches to go along with 73 stumpings.
Most of his stumpings have come against India and Sri Lanka with 13 stumpings each against each of these oppositions followed by 12 stumpings against the West Indies and 10 each against England and New Zealand. Only 26% of his stumpings have been affected when playing home, with the rest made in away or neutral conditions. In away conditions, he has the most stumpings in the UAE followed by 9 and 8 stumpings in England and Australia respectively. In the years 1996 and 1999, Moin Khan made 13 stumpings each, the most in a calendar year.
AC Gilchrist (Aus/ICC) – 55 Stumpings
Australian legend Adam Gilchrist is placed fifth on the list of the most stumpings in ODIs with 55 stumpings in 282 ODIs as a designated wicket-keeper. He has affected these stumpings playing for Australia and ICC.
Gilchrist has 9 stumpings against South Africa followed by 7 against Sri Lanka. His 20 stumpings have come in home and away conditions. He has 8 stumpings each against England and the West Indies followed by 4 each against India and Sri Lanka. In 2001, Gilchrist had the most (10) stumpings in a calendar year.
NR Mongia (India) – 44 Stumpings
Nayan Mongia, the Indian wicket-keeper with 44 stumpings in 140 ODIs, is sixth on this list. Mongia played all of his ODIs for India as a designated wicket-keeper.
He has the most stumpings against New Zealand, 12 stumpings, followed by 7 each against Pakistan and Australia. With 21 stumpings in India, half of his stumpings have come at home. In away conditions, Mongia has the most stumpings in New Zealand (6) followed by 5 each in Sri Lanka and the UAE. In the 6-year-long career, Nayan Mongia had the most stumpings in 1998, namely 14 stumpings.
Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh) – 44 Stumpings
The next one on the list is Bangladesh’s former captain and wicket-keeper, Mushfiqur Rahim, with 44 stumpings – same as Mongia above him – in 204 ODIs as a designated wicket-keeper.
More than 40% of his stumpings (19 stumpings) have come against Zimbabwe followed by 4 stumpings against the West Indies and 3 each against India, Afghanistan and New Zealand. His 25 stumpings have come at home. In away conditions, he has the most stumpings (5) in Zimbabwe. In 2010, he affected 11 stumpings, the most in a calendar year.
IA Healy (Aus) – 39 Stumpings
Australian wicket-keeper Ian Healy is placed 8th with 39 stumpings in 168 ODIs as a wicket-keeper. Healy, like Mongia, has been the designated wicket-keeper in all ODIs he has taken part in.
Healy has the most stumpings (10) against South Africa followed by 7 stumpings against Pakistan. He had 16 stumpings in Australia. In away conditions, he has 5 stumpings in South Africa and New Zealand followed by 4 in India. His 28% stumpings – 11 stumpings – were made in a single year, in 1994.
Rashid Latif (Pak) – 38 Stumpings
Rashid Latif from Pakistan has affected 38 stumpings in 166 matches as a designated wicket-keeper. He has been the designated wicket-keeper in all ODIs of his 11-year-long career.
Latif has the most stumpings against Sri Lanka – 7 stumpings – followed by 6 and 5 against New Zealand and India. He boasts just 8 stumpings at home, in Pakistan. In away conditions, he has affected 6 stumpings in the UAE followed by 5 stumpings in Sri Lanka. For Latif, more than 25% stumpings (10) were made in a single year, in 1994.
Khaled Mashud (Bangladesh) – 35 Stumpings
Eventually, the last but not the least, Khaled Mashud has affected 35 stumpings in 126 ODIs as a designated wicket-keeper. He has the most stumpings (11) against Zimbabwe followed by 7 stumpings against Kenya. About 50% of his stumpings have been made in Bangladesh. In away conditions, he has 4 stumpings in Kenya, followed by 3 each in India, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. The year 2006, with 10 stumpings, was the most productive for Khaled Mashud.
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