Most dismissals in international cricket by wicketkeeper (Top 3)

One of the aspects in a game of cricket that goes overlooked by many is the wicketkeeping. However, to remain behind the stumps and be an exceptional observer of the ball to dismiss the rival batters is not everyone’s cup of tea. That said, there are quite a few of legends who have been phenomenal as a wicketkeeper for their national sides. In this article, we look at the top three most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in international cricket-

MS Dhoni (IND)- 829

Arguably the greatest skippers of all-time, Mahendra Singh Dhoni established himself as a great behind the stumps. An epitome of swiftness, Dhoni was lightning quick with his glovework and made his opponents’ life difficult with his stupendous work from behind the wickets. He amassed 829 dismissals across all the three formats, the Test, ODI and the T20Is.

Adam Gilchrist (AUS)- 905

Another legend of the sport, Australia’s very own, Adam Gilchrist was a true gentleman and a terrific keeper-batter. ‘Gilly’ during his stint with the national side racked up a little over 900 dismissals (905) donning the Australian. For his performances, he was awarded Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2002, the Allan Border medal in 2003, and World’s Scariest Batsman in 2004.

Australian bowler Andy Bichel (L) celebrates bowling Indian batsman Rahul Dravid with teammate Adam Gilchrist (R) in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup being played at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg 23 March 2003. Batting first, Australia scored 359-2 from their 50 overs, their highest ever one-day total and in reply India is 208-5 after 34 overs. AFP PHOTO/William WEST (Photo by WILLIAM WEST / AFP)

Mark Boucher (SA)- 998

South Africa great Mark Boucher was known for his exceptional batting and an outstanding work behind the stumps. During the span of 1997 to 2012, across all of the three formats of the sport, the Protean keeper amassed a massive 998 dismissals, a humongous achievement etched in the history books which has till date not been broken.

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