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Stats: Wicket keepers with most number of stumping in international cricket

A wicket keeper is a player o the cricket field who stands behind the stumps, wearing big gloves and pads and has the primary responsibility to collect the ball which are missed by batsman.

A wicket keeper is most probably the only person on the field apart from the umpires who have to invest a hell lot of concentration and has to watch the cricket ball all the time.

A wicket keeper also has to constantly keep an eye on the fielding formation as he has the best view from the batsman’s stance because he remains closest to him. He can accordingly adjust the field and advice the bowler as well as the batsmen.

Apart from all the above duties, a keeper also has to bat and score runs for his team when required.

If a wicket keeper has to be defined in a few words, then words like talent, sharpness, flexibility, agility and quick presence of mind would be quite appropriate!

Here is a list of Wicket-keepers with most stumping in international cricket:

Player

Teams

Span

Matches

Innings

Stumpings

Kumara Sangakkara

Asia/ ICC /Sl

2000-2015

590

499

139

MS Dhoni

Asia/ India

2004-2015

402

473

134

RS Kaluwitharana

SL

1990-2004

238

270

101

Moin Khan

Pakistan

1990-2004

288

327

93

Adam Gilchrist

ICC/Aus

1996-2008

396

485

92

Kamran Akmal

Pakistan

2002-2014

261

303

85

Mushfiqur Rahim

Bangladesh

2005-2015

234

253

69

IA Healy

Australia

1988-1999

287

392

68

WAS Oldfield

Australia

1920-1937

50

101

52

NR Mongia

India

1994-2001

184

216

52

*Stats are updated till 18th June, 2015 

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