Most Successful Wicket Keepers In the Cricket World Cup: Players With Most Dismissals

The wicketkeeper is one of the most important players in cricket and can make or break a team. A solid goalkeeper is essential for every team, and the ICC World Cup has featured some incredible goalkeepers in its five-decade history.

Players like Adam Gilchrist (Australia) and MS Dhoni (India) have been instrumental in the success of their respective national teams in the World Cup. In fact, Sri Lanka’s Gilchrist, Dhoni and Kumar Sangakkara are often counted among the best wicketkeepers in cricket.

But the World Cup is a completely different entity. The high standard of players and the pressure of competing in a prestigious tournament like the World Cup has made many distinguished cricketers nervous. But while a batsman or bowler can afford to make mistakes without seriously affecting the team, the wicketkeeper cannot afford any mistakes. They have to be at their best all the time.

Today, we take a look at the most successful wicketkeepers in the ICC ODI World Cup. Check the highest number of dismissals (tumps and catches) by players in the World Cup.

Related: ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Most successful goalkeepers in ICC World Cup by dismissals

#1 Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara is an all-time great goalkeeper and he also showed his incredible skills in the World Cup. He holds the record for most dismissals in the World Cup: 54 in 36 innings in four World Cups. Sangakkara led the Sri Lankan team to the 2011 World Cup final and also had an incredible season in the subsequent World Cup. Sangakkara was known for his calm demeanor and quick thinking on the field.

#2 Adam Gilchrist (Australia)

Although Kumar Sangakkara is the most successful wicketkeeper in the World Cup, Australian Adam Gilchrist is considered the best wicketkeeper in the history of cricket. He has left a lasting legacy in his wake and also shone in the Cricket World Cup. Gilchrist has racked up 52 dismissals in 31 innings in the span of a decade. He played during Australia’s “Golden Era” and contributed significantly to the team’s unfathomable success in winning three World Cups in a row. Gilchrist was known for his reliable keeping and aggressive batting. Fast, agile and highly effective, Gilchrist is the second most successful goalkeeper in the World Cup by number of dismissals, but has had the greatest impact on his team as a goalkeeper.

#3 MS Dhoni (India)

Every Indian is familiar with Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the most successful captain and goalkeeper in the country’s history. However, MS Dhoni ranks third in terms of most dismissals in the World Cup. MSD has accumulated 42 expulsions in 29 innings in four World Cups. As captain, MS Dhoni led the Indian team to its second World Cup title in 2011. He was known for his skill and quick reflexes. He holds the record for the fastest pass in cricket and time and again has demonstrated his ability as a wicket-keeper. Even at 41, Dhoni continues to play domestic cricket in the Indian Premier League.

The most successful goalkeepers in the World Cup by layoffs

Position

Player

Layoffs

Entrance

catches

stumps

Span

1

Kumar Sangakkara (SL)

54

36

41

13

2003-2015

2

Adam Gilchrist (AUS)

52

31

Four. Five

7

1999-2007

3

MS Dhoni (IND)

42

29

3. 4

8

2007-2019

4

Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)

32

25

30

2

2003-2015

5

Mark Boucher (SA)

31

25

31

1999-2007

6

Moin Khan (PAK)

30

twenty

23

7

1992-1999

7

Brad Haddin (AUS)

29

fifteen

29

2011-2015

8

Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN)

28

29

twenty-one

7

2007-2019

9

Denesh Ramdin (WI)

26

sixteen

26

2007-2015

10

Alec Stewart (ENG)

23

twenty

twenty-one

2

1992-2003

eleven

Ridley Jacobs (WI)

22

eleven

twenty-one

1

1999-2003

12

Wasim Bari (PAK)

22

14

18

4

1975-1983

13

Jos Butler (ENG)

22

17

twenty

2

2015-2019

14

Tom Latham (New Zealand)

twenty-one

10

twenty-one

2019-2019

fifteen

Ian Healy (AUS)

twenty-one

14

18

3

1992-1996

sixteen

Ashish Bagai (CAN)

twenty-one

fifteen

19

2

2003-2011

17

Alex Carey (AUS)

twenty

10

18

2

2019-2019

18

Sarfaraz Ahmed (PAK)

twenty

eleven

19

1

2015-2019

19

Jeff Dujon (WI)

twenty

14

19

1

1983-1987

twenty

Quinton de Kock (SA)

19

sixteen

18

1

2015-2019

twenty-one

Rod Marsh (AUS)

18

eleven

17

1

1975-1983

22

Kiran More (IND)

18

13

12

6

1987-1992

23

Kamran Akmal (PAK)

17

eleven

eleven

6

2007-2011

24

Rashid Latif (PAK)

17

eleven

14

3

1996-2003

25

Shai Hope (WI)

sixteen

9

sixteen

2019-2019

26

Deryck Murray (WI)

sixteen

9

sixteen

1975-1979

27

Rahul Dravid (IND)

sixteen

12

fifteen

1

1999-2007

28

Nayan Mongia (IND)

sixteen

14

12

4

1996-1999

29

David Richardson (SA)

fifteen

9

14

1

1992-1992

30

Kennedy Otieno (KENYA)

fifteen

sixteen

eleven

4

1996-2003

31

Syed Kirmani (IND)

14

8

12

2

1983-1983

32

David Williams (WI)

14

8

eleven

3

1992-1992

33

Andy Flor (ZIM)

14

twenty-one

eleven

3

1992-2003

3. 4

Luke Ronchi (New Zealand)

13

9

12

1

2015-2015

35

Niall O’Brien (IRE)

13

fifteen

12

1

2007-2015

36

Ian Gould (ESP)

12

7

eleven

1

1983-1983

37

Romesh Kaluwitharana (SL)

12

eleven

8

4

1996-1999

38

Dave Houghton (ZIM)

12

12

10

2

1983-1992

39

Greg Dyer (AUS)

eleven

8

9

2

1987-1987

40

Matthew Cross (Scottish)

10

6

9

1

2015-2015

41

Matt Prior (ENG)

10

7

7

3

2011-2011

42

Devon Thomas (WI)

10

7

7

3

2011-2011

43

Warren Lees (New Zealand)

10

8

10

1979-1983

44

Tatenda Taibu (ZIM)

10

14

7

3

2003-2011

Four. Five

Saleem Yousuf (PAK)

9

7

9

1987-1987

46

Paul Downton (ESP)

9

8

8

1

1987-1987

47

Pal Nixon (ESP)

9

9

7

2

2007-2007

48

Jeroen Smits (NED)

9

9

7

2

2003-2007

49

Brendan Taylor (ZIM)

9

9

8

1

2007-2015

fifty

Ian Smith (New Zealand)

9

17

9

1983-1992

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