3 Players with 10000+runs and 500+ catches in List A cricket

QLD v TAS - JLT One Day Cup
QLD v TAS - JLT One Day Cup

List A cricket is recognized by International Cricket Council as the combination of all of the One Day Internationals (50 to 60 Overs) and the Domestic competitions (40 to 60 Overs). India's domestic structure has some famous List A tournaments like Deodhar trophy, Challenger Trophy, Vijay Hazare Trophy along with all other India A tournaments.

The records set under List A has been majorly recognized across the globe. Some players may not have strong international records, however, they can be a force to reckon with in domestic games. For instance, GA Hick has more List A runs than legendary Sachin Tendulkar.

In this article, let us have a look at three legendary cricketers who have scored more than 10000 runs and dismissed more than 500 players either through catch/stumping.

#3 Adam Gilchrist, Australia

Gilchrist in action during his career at Middlesex
Gilchrist in action during his career at Middlesex

Nicknamed as "Gilly" or "Churchy", Adam Gilchrist redefined the role of a wicket-keeping batsman with his aggressive batting style. He is regarded as the greatest wicket-keeper Australia has ever produced.

Gilchrist had a long List A career spanning for more than 18 illustrious years. He played 356 matches before announcing his retirement in 2010. It has been eight years since his retirement and many of his records are still untouched.

The swash-buckling batsman scored 11326 runs with an impressive average of 34.95. He scored eighteen hundreds with the highest of 172. Most of his centuries came when he was on International duty partnering Mathew Hayden.

As a wicket-keeper, he dismissed 591 batsmen with the help of 536 catches and 65 stumpings. His partnership with Shane Warne tormented the international batsmen for almost a decade.

He played for Middlesex, New South Wales and Western Australia in this domestic circuit. He also represented ICC World XI in a series against Asian World XI.

#2 MS Dhoni, India

"Dhoni Review System" never fails

MS Dhoni is arguably rated as the greatest limited-overs captain India has ever produced. Also, he is the fastest wicket-keeper in his world. His ability to produce a stumping in approximately 0.09 seconds have stunned many. Do you know, the average time taken by eyes to blink is 0.10 seconds!

He has world almost all the major trophies for India in the limited overs context from his 19 years of List A career. Dhoni has played 401 List A games, scoring 12703 runs at an astonishing average of 50.40. He has scored 17 List A hundreds with the best of 183 runs against Pakistan.

As far as keeping is concerned, Dhoni has effected 519 dismissals. He has taken 388 catches and effected 131 successful stumpings. His partnership with Harbhajan, Jadeja and Ashwin alone has given him 60+ stumpings. His accuracy with DRS made his fans fondly call it "Dhoni Review System".

He is an enigma and an inspiration to millions of Indian cricket fans.

#1 Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka

Sangakkara during his Surrey stint
Sangakkara during his Surrey stint

Kumar Sangakkara is widely considered as one of the most talented cricketers and one of the greatest wicket-keeping batsmen of all-time. He was the pinnacle of Sri Lankan cricket for almost a decade.

He was a captain, a leader, a wicket-keeper, a middle-batsman, a mentor for the Sri Lankan team. To summarize, a multi-faceted personality with deep knowledge of this beautiful game. It is not an exaggeration to say that Sri Lankan cricket has plummeted to its new low immediately after his retirement.

Kumar Sangakkara's List A career spanned for 18 years where he played for Sri Lankan National Team, Central Province, Colombo District Association, Durham, Surrey and Warwickshire.

The left-handed batsman played 528 List A matches and scored 19453 runs at an average of 43.61. He was predominantly a middle-order batsman throughout his career. He scored 39 centuries which is the most for any wicket-keeping batsman.

He effected 642 dismissals which included 518 catches and 124 stumpings.

Sri Lanka desperately needs a mentor like Sangakkara to rise from the dire straits they are in now.

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