Top 10 wicketkeepers in the World in History

By Ravi - February 9, 2024 - Last updated on Feb 09, 2024 03:33 PM
Top 10 wicketkeepers in the World in History

Top 10 wicketkeepers in the World

Wicketkeepers in cricket play a vital role for a team, acting as the last line of defense behind the stumps and often making important contributions with the bat. The best wicketkeepers in the world are those who have exceptional glovework, quick reactions and the ability to operate the fielding unit effectively. There have been many wicketkeepers in the game of cricket who have left their indelible mark on the game. We have compiled a list of the top 10 wicketkeepers in the world that lists all the greats of the game from past to present.

Top 10 Wicketkeepers in the World Cup

Sr. No.PlayerTeam
1Adam GilchristAustralia
2Mark BoucherSouth Africa
3MS DhoniIndia
4Kumar SangakkaraSri Lanka
5Ian HealyAustralia
6Rodney MarshAustralia
7Brad HaddinAustralia
8Jeff DujonWest Indies
9Quinton de CockSouth Africa
10Denesh RamdinWest Indies

10. Denesh Ramdin (West Indies)

Denesh Ramdin

Denesh Ramdin played for West Indies during 2005-2019. In a career spanning 15 years, he played 284 international matches representing the West Indies and took 483 dismissals, the most by a West Indies wicketkeeper and placing him second only to the great Jeff Dujon in the list of best West Indies wicketkeepers.

Denesh Ramdin Cricket Career

Format Matches Catch Run Outs Stumping
Tests 74 205 1 12
ODI 139 181 9 7
T20I 71 43 5 20

9. Quinton de Cock (South Africa)

Quinton de Kock - 550 runs

De Kock has played 283 international matches so far and has played an important role in dismissing 537 players. This is the second highest score by any South African wicketkeeper after Mark Boucher. Who has scored 11986 runs in 319 innings in Test, ODI and T-20 with 26 centuries at an average of 40.85.

Quinton de Cock Cricket Career

Format Matches Catch Run Outs Stumping
Tests 54 221 1 11
ODI 149 196 2 17
T20I 80 76 2 16

8. Jeff Dujon (West Indies)

Jeff Dujon

Jeff Dujon is considered to be the best wicketkeeper of West Indies cricket. Dujon has taken 474 wickets in his career.

Jeff Dujon Cricket Career

Format Matches Catch Run Outs Stumping
Tests 81 267 0 5
ODI 169 183 0 21
T20I - - - -

7. Brad Haddin (Australia)

Brad Haddin

Brad Haddin was one of the best Australian wicketkeepers during his early days in international cricket when he played as a replacement for Adam Gilchrist. His career lasted 14 years, in which he played 226 international matches and dismissed 474 players.

Brad Haddin Cricket Career

Format Matches Catch Run Outs Stumping
Tests 66 262 0 8
ODI 126 170 8 11
T20I 34 17 2 6

6. Rodney Marsh (Australia)

Rodney Marsh

Rod Marsh was one of the most prominent wicketkeepers of the game during the 70s and 80s. He has played 96 Tests and 92 ODIs for Australia. He dismissed 479 players in 188 international matches which is quite impressive.

Rodney Marsh Cricket Career

Format Matches Catch Run Outs Stumping
Tests 96 343 1 12
ODI 92 120 0 4
T20I - - - -

5. Ian Healy (Australia)

Ian Healy

Ian Healy is considered one of the best wicketkeepers of the game and is the first wicketkeeper to take 600 wickets. The best thing about his achievement is that Healy has achieved this feat in less than 300 matches. Overall, Ian Healy played an important role in taking 628 wickets in 287 matches, which is a very impressive record.

Ian Healy Cricket Career

Format Matches Catch Run Outs Stumping
Tests 119 366 1 29
ODI 168 194 3 39
T20I - - - -

4. Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara was a dynamic left-handed batsman and wicketkeeper from Sri Lanka and moreover, he was considered one of the best wicketkeepers in the world. In a career spanning 15 years, he scored 63 centuries in 594 international matches and took 678 dismissals.

Kumar Sangakkara Cricket Career

Format Matches Catch Run Outs Stumping
Tests 134 182 4 20
ODI 404 402 20 99
T20I 56 25 5 20

3. MS Dhoni (India)

 MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni is one of the greatest cricketers of all time, he is a successful captain and is the only captain to win three ICC tournaments. Furthermore, he was considered one of the best finishers in the world. He was also scoring runs at a rapid pace behind the wicket, which is evident from his 829 dismissals in 538 international matches.

He holds the record for the fastest stumping which was done in 0.08 seconds.

MS Dhoni Cricket Career

Format Matches Catch Run Outs Stumping
Tests 90 256 3 38
ODI 350 321 22 123
T20I 98 57 8 34

2. Mark Boucher (South Africa)

Mark Boucher

Mark Boucher holds the record for the most dismissals by any wicketkeeper in the history of the game. Boucher has taken 998 wickets while playing 467 international matches in his career.

Mark Boucher Cricket Career

Format Matches Catch Run Outs Stumping
Tests 147 532 2 23
ODI 295 403 16 22
T20I 25 18 1 1

1. Adam Gilchrist (Australia)

Adam Gilchrist

There is Adam Gilchrist, who is considered to be the best wicketkeeper ever in the game of cricket due to his amazing records. Gilchrist was not only a safe player behind the wicket, but he was also explosive at the top of the order in ODIs and provided much-needed stability in the lower order of the Australian Test team.

Gilchrist is considered the best because of his record of 905 hunts in 396 matches.

Adam Gilchrist Cricket Career

Format Matches Catch Run Outs Stumping
Tests 96 379 4 37
ODI 287 417 14 55
T20I 13 17 1 0

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