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Most Dismissals in IPL

MS Dhoni leads the list of most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in IPL with 170 to his name.


Most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in IPL


Here, we have a look at the list of wicket-keepers with most dismissals in the IPL:


Sr. No.Wicket-keeperInningsTotal DismissalsCatchesStumpingsTeams played for
1MS Dhoni22717013139CSK, RPS
2Dinesh Karthik21115712433DC*, GL, KXIP, KKR, MI, RCB
3Wriddhiman Saha122947222CSK, KXIP, KKR, SRH
4Robin Uthappa114905832KKR, MI, PWI, RCB
5Parthiv Patel122816516CSK, DC^, KTK, MI, RCB, SRH
6Rishabh Pant88796118DC*
7Quinton de Kock85776215DC*, MI, RCB, SRH, LSG
8Naman Ojha111756510DC^, RR, SRH
9Adam Gilchrist80675116DC*, KXIP
10Sanju Samson77614912DC*, RR


* - Delhi Capitals/Delhi Daredevils

^ - Deccan Chargers


In a total of 227 innings as a wicket-keeper in IPL, Dhoni has taken 131 catches and has affected a record 39 stumpings. He has played 13 seasons for the Chennai Super Kings and a couple of seasons for Rising Pune Supergiants.


Most Dismissals in IPL


The only other wicket-keeper with over 100 dismissals in the competition is just a step behind. Dinesh Karthik has 157 dismissals in 209 innings. He is the only player in IPL to take over 100 catches as a designated glove-man. His combined tally of 124 catches and 33 stumpings is 63 dismissals ahead of the next man on the list. However, Karthik has played for 6 different franchises over the years.


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Let’s have a look at who the fielders are with most dismissals in the fifteen seasons of IPL:


Most dismissals by fielder in IPL


PlayerSpanMatchesInnsCatchesTeam
Suresh Raina2008-2021205204109CSK, GL
Keiron Pollard2010-2022189189103MI
Rohit Sharma2008-202222722797DC, MI
Virat Kohli2008-202222222092RCB
Shikhar Dhawan2008-202220620692DC, DD, MI, SRH
AB de Villiers2008-202118413090DD, RCB
Ravindra Jadeja2008-202221020988CSK, GL, KTK, RR
DJ Bravo2008-202216116080CSK, GL, MI
Manish Pandey2008-202216016078KKR, MI, PWI, RCB, SRH, LSG
David Warner2009-202216216174DD, SRH


Suresh Raina, fondly known as Mr. IPL, and Keiron Pollard are the only cricketer to take more than 100 catches in the IPL as a fielder. Raina has taken a total of 109 catches representing Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Gujarat Lions (GL) with the major chunk of it for the former team and Keiron Pollard with 103 catches under his belt. He has played 16 matches lesser than Raina and has taken only 6 fewer catches. The other two fielders with more than 90 grabs as fielders are Rohit Sharma (97) and Virat Kohli (92).


FAQs


1. Who is the best fielder in IPL?


Ans: In the list of Top 10 fielders with most catches in IPL, AB de Villiers has the highest catches per innings ratio of 0.694 and thus can be considered as the best fielder in the IPL.


2. Who has the most no. of catches in IPL?


Ans: Suresh Raina has 109 catches in the IPL, which is 13 more than the next man in the list.


3. Which wicket-keeper holds the record for most dismissals in IPL?


Ans: MS Dhoni has an IPL record of 170 dismissals (131 catches + 39 stumpings)


4. Who was best the wicketkeeper in IPL 2019?


Ans: Rishabh Pant of Delhi Capitals recorded 24 dismissals in IPL 2019. He took 18 catches and affected stumpings) while no other wicket-keeper had even 20 dismissals.


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