Cricket Record for Most Wickets Taken Caught by a Wicketkeeper: ODI, T20i, Test

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There is more to the record for most wickets taken by a wicketkeeper than meets the eye. It is an ongoing narrative that brings to life extraordinary achievements and thrilling moments in the history of cricket.

Who, though, are the virtuosos responsible for this album, the maestros who have skillfully choreographed this beautifully of catches?

For what reasons does this album serve as a model for aspiring cricket players all around the world?

The record for most wickets taken by a wicketkeeper is more than just a statistic; it is the very essence of cricket, and we will explore its origins and evolution through the illuminating annals of cricket history.

Cricket Record for Most Wickets Taken Caught by a Wicketkeeper: ODI, T20i, Test


The record for the most wickets taken and caught by a wicketkeeper is a monument to the talent and agility of the wicketkeeper in the ever-changing game of cricket.

Not only is the wicketkeeper responsible for this record, which is a shining example of mastery in the world of cricket, but the wicketkeeper is also responsible for the synergy that exists between the bowler and the pitcher.


Cricket Record for Most Wickets Taken Caught by a Wicketkeeper: ODI, T20i, Test


5PlayerSpanMatBallsRunsWktsBBIAvecaught% Wkts
34 JM Anderson (ENG) 2002-2023 396 49223 26647 977 7/42 27.27 242 24.76
36 GD McGrath (AUS/ICC) 1993-2007 376 42266 20656 949 8/24 21.76 241 25.39
21 SCJ Broad (ENG) 2006-2023 344 40980 23574 847 8/15 27.83 210 24.79
19 B Lee (AUS) 1999-2012 322 28261 19145 718 5/22 26.66 190 26.46
20 TG Southee (NZ) 2008-2023 370* 32260 21619 736 7/33 29.37 177 24.04
23 CA Walsh (WI) 1984-2001 337 40841 19606 746 7/37 26.28 170 22.78
22 M Ntini (ICC/SA) 1998-2011 284 29713 18099 662 7/37 27.33 167 25.22
21 SM Pollock (Afr/ICC/SA) 1995-2008 423 40308 19673 829 7/87 23.73 167 20.14
22 AA Donald (SA) 1991-2003 236 24080 13270 602 8/71 22.04 163 27.07
31 Wasim Akram (PAK) 1984-2003 460 40813 21591 916 7/119 23.57 163 17.79
15 MG Johnson (AUS) 2005-2015 256 24146 15726 590 8/61 26.65 161 27.28
29 DW Steyn (Afr/SA) 2004-2020 265 25879 16339 699 7/51 23.37 160 22.88
16 WPUJC Vaas (Asia/SL) 1994-2009 439 39345 21643 761 8/19 28.44 159 20.89
7 JH Kallis (Afr/ICC/SA) 1995-2014 519 31258 18548 577 6/54 32.14 146 25.3
35 Waqar Younis (PAK) 1989-2003 349 28922 18707 789 7/36 23.70 143 18.12
10 M Morkel (Afr/SA/World) 2006-2018 247 23210 14502 544 6/23 26.65 142 26.1
26 CEL Ambrose (WI) 1988-2000 274 31456 13930 630 8/45 22.11 142 22.53
23 MA Starc (AUS) 2010-2023 261 23796 16286 642 6/28 25.36 129 20.09
24 N Kapil Dev (IND) 1978-1994 356 38942 19812 687 9/83 28.83 125 18.19
13 JR Hazlewood (AUS) 2010-2023 189 18716 10936 428 6/52 25.55 122 28.5
27 IT Botham (ENG) 1976-1992 218 28086 15017 528 8/34 28.44 122 23.1
15 K Rabada (SA) 2014-2023 217 17495 12351 495 7/112 24.95 120 24.24
13 J Srinath (IND) 1991-2003 296 27039 16043 551 8/86 29.11 120 21.77
24 DK Lillee (AUS) 1971-1984 133 22060 10638 458 7/83 23.22 119 25.98
22 MD Marshall (WI) 1978-1992 217 24759 12109 533 7/22 22.71 117 21.95
16 TA Boult (NZ) 2011-2023 247 24854 15510 602 7/34 25.76 117 19.43
10 PJ Cummins (AUS) 2011-2023 193 17077 10876 435 6/23 25.00 116 26.66
41 Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 201 28100 13018 589 9/52 22.10 115 19.52
14 KAJ Roach (WI) 2008-2023 185 19042 11531 400 6/27 28.82 113 28.25
12 Z Khan (Asia/IND) 2000-2014 309 29234 18996 610 7/87 31.14 112 18.36
11 I Sharma (IND) 2007-2021 199 23171 14041 434 7/74 32.35 111 25.57
8 HH Streak (Afr/ZIM) 1993-2005 254 23027 13208 455 6/73 29.02 106 23.29
15 CJ McDermott (AUS) 1984-1996 209 24047 13350 494 8/97 27.02 106 21.45
11 JN Gillespie (AUS) 1996-2006 169 19402 10430 402 7/37 25.94 105 26.11
24 Imran Khan (PAK) 1971-1992 263 26919 13102 544 8/58 24.08 104 19.11
11 Mohammed Shami (IND) 2013-2023 188 16977 11675 448 7/57 26.06 102 22.76
11 D Gough (ENG/ICC) 1994-2006 219 20332 12761 467 6/42 27.32 99 21.19
5 A Flintoff (ENG/ICC) 1998-2009 227 20725 11692 400 5/19 29.23 97 24.25
38 SK Warne (AUS/ICC) 1992-2007 339 51347 25536 1001 8/71 25.51 94 9.39
13 SL Malinga (SL) 2004-2020 340 17944 15334 546 6/38 28.08 92 16.84
77 M Muralidaran (Asia/ICC/SL) 1992-2011 495 63132 30803 1347 9/51 22.86 92 6.82
14 CL Cairns (ICC/NZ) 1989-2006 279 19914 13056 420 7/27 31.08 91 21.66
9 SJ Harmison (ENG/ICC) 2002-2009 123 16313 9715 303 7/12 32.06 85 28.05
4 Abdul Razzaq (Asia/PAK) 1996-2013 343 18288 12653 389 6/35 32.52 85 21.85
11 JO Holder (WI) 2013-2023 257 18245 12042 373 6/42 32.28 83 22.25
13 VD Philander (SA) 2007-2020 101 12753 6100 269 6/21 22.67 82 30.48
10 J Garner (WI) 1977-1987 156 18499 8185 405 6/56 20.20 82 20.24
8 Umar Gul (PAK) 2003-2016 237 16866 12249 427 6/42 28.68 80 18.73

Cricket Record for Most Wickets Taken Caught by a Wicketkeeper: ODI


5PlayerSpanMatBallsRunsWktsBBIAvecaught% Wkts
6 Wasim Akram (PAK) 1984-2003 356 18186 11812 502 5/15 23.52 93 18.52
9 B Lee (AUS) 2000-2012 221 11185 8877 380 5/22 23.36 92 24.21
7 GD McGrath (AUS/ICC) 1993-2007 250 12970 8391 381 7/15 22.02 89 23.35
13 Waqar Younis (PAK) 1989-2003 262 12698 9919 416 7/36 23.84 78 18.75
4 M Ntini (ICC/SA) 1998-2009 173 8687 6559 266 6/22 24.65 76 28.57
4 WPUJC Vaas (Asia/SL) 1994-2008 322 15775 11014 400 8/19 27.53 71 17.75
5 SM Pollock (Afr/ICC/SA) 1996-2008 303 15712 9631 393 6/35 24.50 70 17.81
3 MG Johnson (AUS) 2005-2015 153 7489 6038 239 6/31 25.26 63 26.35
2 AA Donald (SA) 1991-2003 164 8561 5926 272 6/23 21.78 63 23.16
2 JH Kallis (Afr/ICC/SA) 1996-2014 328 10750 8680 273 5/30 31.79 61 22.34
8 SL Malinga (SL) 2004-2019 226 10936 9760 338 6/38 28.87 60 17.75
1 CA Walsh (WI) 1985-2000 205 10822 6918 227 5/1 30.47 59 25.99
3 J Srinath (IND) 1991-2003 229 11935 8847 315 5/23 28.08 57 18.09
1 HH Streak (Afr/ZIM) 1993-2005 189 9468 7129 239 5/32 29.82 55 23.01
3 Abdul Razzaq (Asia/PAK) 1996-2011 265 10941 8564 269 6/35 31.83 55 20.44
2 AB Agarkar (IND) 1998-2007 191 9484 8021 288 6/42 27.85 54 18.75
1 Mashrafe Mortaza (Asia/BAN) 2001-2020 220 10922 8893 270 6/26 32.93 53 19.62
2 D Gough (ENG/ICC) 1994-2006 159 8470 6209 235 5/44 26.42 52 22.12
2 M Morkel (Afr/SA) 2007-2018 117 5760 4761 188 5/21 25.32 50 26.59
1 SCJ Broad (ENG) 2006-2016 121 6109 5364 178 5/23 30.13 49 27.52
2 JDP Oram (NZ) 2001-2012 160 6911 5047 173 5/26 29.17 49 28.32
3 TG Southee (NZ) 2008-2023 161 8075 7448 221 7/33 33.70 48 21.71
1 KD Mills (NZ) 2001-2015 170 8230 6485 240 5/25 27.02 47 19.58
2 JM Anderson (ENG) 2002-2015 194 9584 7861 269 5/23 29.22 47 17.47
1 BKV Prasad (IND) 1994-2001 161 8129 6332 196 5/27 32.30 46 23.46
4 CEL Ambrose (WI) 1988-2000 176 9353 5429 225 5/17 24.12 46 20.44
2 A Flintoff (ENG/ICC) 1999-2009 141 5624 4121 169 5/19 24.38 44 26.03
10 M Muralidaran (Asia/ICC/SL) 1993-2011 350 18811 12326 534 7/30 23.08 44 8.23
9 Shahid Afridi (Asia/ICC/PAK) 1996-2015 398 17670 13632 395 7/12 34.51 43 10.88
4 NLTC Perera (SL) 2009-2021 166 5900 5740 175 6/44 32.80 42 24
3 DW Steyn (Afr/SA) 2005-2019 125 6256 5087 196 6/39 25.95 41 20.91
2 JO Holder (WI) 2013-2023 138 6402 5878 159 5/27 36.96 41 25.78
4 Aaqib Javed (PAK) 1988-1998 163 8012 5721 182 7/37 31.43 41 22.52
1 CL Cairns (ICC/NZ) 1991-2006 215 8168 6594 201 5/42 32.80 41 20.39
5 Mohammed Shami (IND) 2013-2023 101 4985 4618 195 7/57 23.68 40 20.51
1 KMDN Kulasekara (SL) 2003-2017 184 8263 6751 199 5/22 33.92 40 20.1

Cricket Record for Most Wickets Taken Caught by a Wicketkeeper: T20i


5PlayerSpanMatBallsRunsWktsBBIAvecaught% Wkts
2 TG Southee (NZ) 2008-2023 114 2492 3402 144 5/18 23.62 20 13.88
0 JB Little (IRE) 2016-2023 60 1316 1678 68 4/23 24.67 19 27.94
1 L Ngidi (SA) 2017-2023 40 785 1214 60 5/39 20.23 16 26.66
0 PA van Meekeren (NED) 2013-2022 58 1165 1358 64 4/11 21.21 14 21.87
1 Mustafizur Rahman (BAN) 2015-2023 85 1816 2294 103 5/22 22.27 14 13.59
0 LN Oluoch (KENYA) 2013-2023 37 618 666 39 4/30 17.07 13 33.33
0 Hasan Ali (PAK) 2016-2022 50 1015 1414 60 4/18 23.56 13 21.66
0 SCJ Broad (ENG) 2006-2014 56 1173 1491 65 4/24 22.93 13 20
0 S Veerapathiran (BHR) 2020-2023 34 629 858 38 3/43 22.57 12 31.57
0 Bilal Khan (OMA) 2015-2023 64 1381 1489 92 4/19 16.18 12 13.04
0 HH Pandya (IND) 2016-2023 92 1433 1950 73 4/16 26.71 12 16.43
2 B Kumar (IND) 2012-2022 87 1791 2079 90 5/4 23.10 12 13.33
0 CJ Jordan (ENG) 2014-2023 88 1828 2658 96 4/6 27.68 12 12.5
0 BD Glover (NED) 2019-2022 24 479 541 37 4/12 14.62 11 29.72
0 Arshdeep Singh (IND) 2022-2023 39 803 1150 56 4/37 20.53 11 19.64
0 R Ngarava (ZIM) 2019-2023 41 876 1053 48 3/11 21.93 11 22.91
1 N Vanua (PNG) 2015-2023 51 916 1084 60 5/17 18.06 11 18.33
0 JR Hazlewood (AUS) 2013-2022 41 922 1181 58 4/12 20.36 11 18.96
0 M Morkel (SA/World) 2007-2017 44 952 1191 47 4/17 25.34 11 23.4
0 Z Bimenyimana (RWN) 2021-2023 59 1022 1246 55 3/7 22.65 11 20
0 NLTC Perera (ICC/SL/World) 2010-2021 84 1102 1717 51 3/24 33.66 11 21.56
0 Aizaz Khan (HKG) 2014-2023 60 1185 1485 72 4/26 20.62 11 15.27
0 Sohail Tanvir (PAK) 2007-2017 57 1214 1454 54 3/12 26.92 11 20.37
0 MR Adair (IRE) 2019-2023 71 1499 1920 98 4/13 19.59 11 11.22
0 MA Wood (ENG) 2015-2023 28 597 831 45 3/9 18.46 10 22.22
1 P Aho (NGA) 2021-2023 35 630 547 45 6/5 12.15 10 22.22
0 B Muzarabani (ZIM) 2018-2023 38 822 1055 44 3/21 23.97 10 22.72
0 Janak Prakash (SGP) 2019-2023 40 824 1192 44 3/15 27.09 10 22.72
0 SS Cottrell (WI) 2014-2023 45 918 1244 52 4/28 23.92 10 19.23
0 DW Steyn (SA) 2007-2020 47 1015 1175 64 4/9 18.35 10 15.62
0 Taskin Ahmed (BAN) 2014-2023 54 1096 1411 52 4/16 27.13 10 19.23
1 Karan KC (NEP) 2015-2023 55 1107 1412 79 5/21 17.87 10 12.65
0 Zahoor Khan (UAE) 2017-2023 57 1239 1406 72 4/16 19.52 10 13.88
0 TA Boult (NZ) 2013-2022 55 1257 1647 74 4/13 22.25 10 13.51
0 Haris Rauf (PAK) 2020-2023 62 1344 1802 83 4/18 21.71 10 12.04
0 IS Sodhi (NZ) 2014-2023 102 2119 2822 126 4/28 22.39 10 7.93
0 SR Thompson (IRE) 2014-2019 41 474 670 18 4/18 37.22 9 50
0 Amjad Sher (Fin) 2019-2023 25 558 562 31 3/14 18.12 9 29.03
0 A Nehra (IND) 2009-2017 27 588 758 34 3/19 22.29 9 26.47
0 AL Phehlukwayo (SA) 2017-2022 38 670 971 45 4/24 21.57 9 20
1 LH Ferguson (NZ) 2017-2023 33 692 903 44 5/21 20.52 9 20.45
1 AF Milne (NZ) 2010-2023 44 911 1218 47 5/26 25.91 9 19.14
0 Junaid Siddique (UAE) 2019-2023 44 968 1195 54 4/12 22.12 9 16.66
2 Umar Gul (PAK) 2007-2016 60 1203 1443 85 5/6 16.97 9 10.58
0 SM Sharif (SCOT) 2012-2023 63 1285 1730 72 4/24 24.02 9 12.5
0 JJ Bumrah (IND) 2016-2023 62 1331 1455 74 3/11 19.66 9 12.16
1 PK Langat (KENYA) 2021-2023 17 202 204 21 6/17 9.71 8 38.09
1 R Bakum (GHA) 2019-2023 35 223 251 18 5/26 13.94 8 44.44
0 Sahir Naqash (GER) 2019-2023 38 537 660 43 3/24 15.34 8 18.6
0 KOK Williams (WI) 2016-2020 26 551 805 41 4/28 19.63 8 19.51
1 D Heyliger (CAN) 2019-2023 32 604 705 35 5/16 20.14 8 22.85
1 OC McCoy (WI) 2019-2023 31 621 876 41 6/17 21.36 8 19.51
0 IO Okpe (NGA) 2019-2023 41 688 697 44 3/8 15.84 8 18.18
0 T van der Gugten (NED) 2012-2022 42 767 939 42 3/9 22.35 8 19.04
0 Imran Anwar (BHR) 2019-2023 46 815 1062 43 4/24 24.69 8 18.6
0 RP Burl (ZIM) 2018-2023 67 816 959 46 3/13 20.84 8 17.39
0 KA Pollard (WI) 2008-2022 101 856 1188 42 4/25 28.28 8 19.04
1 JN Frylinck (NAM) 2019-2023 48 896 1003 60 6/24 16.71 8 13.33
0 SR Watson (AUS) 2006-2016 58 930 1187 48 4/15 24.72 8 16.66
1 Waseem Abbas (MLT) 2019-2023 46 1008 1263 59 5/37 21.40 8 13.55
0 WB Rankin (ENG/IRE) 2009-2020 50 1068 1219 55 3/16 22.16 8 14.54
1 WD Parnell (SA) 2009-2023 56 1094 1513 59 5/30 25.64 8 13.55
0 KMDN Kulasekara (SL) 2008-2017 58 1231 1530 66 4/31 23.18 8 12.12
0 Shadab Khan (PAK) 2017-2023 92 1951 2301 104 4/8 22.12 8 7.69
2 Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) 2006-2023 117 2535 2869 140 5/20 20.49 8 5.71
0 EB Ringera (KENYA) 2019-2023 24 383 437 23 4/16 19.00 7 30.43
0 Khalid Ahmadi (Belg) 2020-2023 18 388 388 26 4/5 14.92 7 26.92
0 P Useni (NGA) 2021-2023 29 467 445 25 3/7 17.80 7 28
0 Sami Sohail (MWI) 2019-2023 26 503 505 41 4/6 12.31 7 17.07
0 L Bruce (GIBR) 2021-2023 34 518 668 18 4/13 37.11 7 38.88
0 B Lee (AUS) 2005-2012 25 545 714 28 3/23 25.50 7 25
1 Rizwan Butt (BHR) 2022-2023 27 581 729 41 5/16 17.78 7 17.07
0 Sayed Monib (KUW) 2020-2023 31 584 835 42 4/16 19.88 7 16.66
0 MJ McClenaghan (ICC/NZ) 2012-2018 29 608 789 30 3/17 26.30 7 23.33
0 A Nortje (SA) 2019-2023 31 623 742 38 4/10 19.52 7 18.42
0 JH Davey (SCOT) 2012-2022 31 653 887 37 4/18 23.97 7 18.91
0 Mudassar Bukhari (NED) 2008-2016 38 704 780 43 4/7 18.13 7 16.27
0 H Lakov (BUL) 2019-2022 35 779 989 32 3/21 30.90 7 21.87
0 DJ Willey (ENG) 2015-2022 43 865 1180 51 4/7 23.13 7 13.72
1 D Wiese (NAM/SA) 2013-2023 44 897 1081 47 5/23 23.00 7 14.89
0 KJ O'Brien (IRE) 2008-2021 110 917 1149 58 4/45 19.81 7 12.06
0 PVD Chameera (SL) 2015-2022 52 1118 1507 52 4/17 28.98 7 13.46
0 Shaheen Shah Afridi (PAK) 2018-2023 52 1143 1455 64 4/22 22.73 7 10.93
1 JO Holder (WI) 2014-2023 55 1150 1577 57 5/27 27.66 7 12.28
0 TL Chatara (ZIM) 2010-2023 56 1204 1450 62 3/7 23.38 7 11.29
2 SL Malinga (SL) 2006-2020 84 1799 2225 107 5/6 20.79 7 6.54
0 MJ Santner (NZ) 2015-2023 90 1868 2206 100 4/11 22.06 7 7
0 Walter Behr (GER) 2022-2022 8 132 124 11 3/12 11.27 6 54.54
0 Shagharai Sefat (Belg) 2021-2023 10 222 247 19 3/13 13.00 6 31.57
1 Saud Munir (DEN) 2022-2023 13 274 287 20 5/21 14.35 6 30
0 Izatullah Dawlatzai (AFG/GER) 2012-2020 16 329 382 18 3/23 21.22 6 33.33
0 J Miyaji (UGA) 2022-2022 18 336 334 27 3/7 12.37 6 22.22
0 Awais Malik (QAT) 2019-2020 18 342 446 22 3/19 20.27 6 27.27
1 Waqas Ahmad (MLT) 2023-2023 15 345 413 23 5/11 17.95 6 26.08
1 O Thomas (WI) 2018-2021 20 384 602 21 5/28 28.66 6 28.57
0 K Waiswa (UGA) 2020-2023 58 492 611 39 4/14 15.66 6 15.38
0 S Vashisht (ROM) 2019-2023 26 499 506 27 4/22 18.74 6 22.22
0 Fareed Ahmad (AFG) 2016-2023 28 507 714 35 3/14 20.40 6 17.14
0 Naveen-ul-Haq (AFG) 2019-2023 27 521 704 34 3/21 20.70 6 17.64
0 D Klein (GER) 2020-2023 23 528 536 28 3/31 19.14 6 21.42
0 R Shepherd (WI) 2020-2023 31 532 921 31 4/31 29.70 6 19.35
0 R Rampaul (WI) 2007-2021 27 575 803 31 3/16 25.90 6 19.35
0 Fayyaz Butt (OMA) 2019-2023 33 645 803 33 3/16 24.33 6 18.18
1 Aqib Iqbal (Aut) 2019-2023 34 679 712 34 5/5 20.94 6 17.64
0 AJ Tye (AUS) 2016-2021 32 683 997 47 4/23 21.21 6 12.76
0 Shapoor Zadran (AFG) 2010-2020 36 695 907 37 3/40 24.51 6 16.21
0 Bilal Muhammad (MLT) 2021-2022 31 710 786 40 4/10 19.65 6 15
1 AC Evans (SCOT) 2015-2022 35 720 954 41 5/24 23.26 6 14.63
1 JJ Smit (NAM) 2019-2023 42 738 820 44 6/10 18.63 6 13.63
1 Karim Janat (AFG) 2016-2023 52 757 1011 39 5/11 25.92 6 15.38
0 C Rubagumya (RWN) 2021-2023 56 784 988 45 3/14 21.95 6 13.33
1 SM Curran (ENG) 2019-2023 41 802 1026 43 5/10 23.86 6 13.95
0 JW Dernbach (ENG/ITA) 2011-2021 40 826 1170 44 4/22 26.59 6 13.63
0 KD Mills (NZ) 2005-2014 42 897 1228 43 3/26 28.55 6 13.95
1 DJG Sammy (WI/World) 2007-2017 68 916 1116 44 5/26 25.36 6 13.63
0 Mohammad Amir (PAK) 2009-2020 50 1079 1263 59 4/13 21.40 6 10.16
0 K Irakoze (RWN) 2021-2023 65 1164 1265 64 4/20 19.76 6 9.37
0 SR Clark (AUS) 2006-2007 9 216 237 13 4/20 18.23 5 38.46
0 GM Mwendwa (KENYA) 2022-2023 12 228 252 12 4/31 21.00 5 41.66
0 Zeeshan Kukikhel (HUN) 2021-2023 15 265 369 18 3/31 20.50 5 27.77
0 TS Mills (ENG/ICC) 2016-2022 13 268 374 12 3/27 31.16 5 41.66
0 JH Kallis (SA) 2005-2012 25 276 333 12 4/15 27.75 5 41.66
0 DJ Hawoe (INA) 2022-2023 16 303 305 19 3/11 16.05 5 26.31
0 Usman Shinwari (PAK) 2013-2019 16 306 424 13 3/31 32.61 5 38.46
0 Avesh Khan (IND) 2022-2023 17 326 491 17 4/18 28.88 5 29.41
0 LJ Wright (ENG) 2007-2014 51 330 465 18 2/24 25.83 5 27.77
0 Ali Naseer (UAE) 2023-2023 16 343 441 20 4/28 22.05 5 25
0 B Shikongo (NAM) 2019-2023 26 346 396 20 2/4 19.80 5 25
0 Ashwin Vinod (SUI) 2021-2023 17 360 393 21 3/18 18.71 5 23.8
0 Junaid Khan (PORT) 2021-2023 17 360 357 21 3/18 17.00 5 23.8
0 Fanyan Mughal (MLT) 2023-2023 20 381 468 18 3/15 26.00 5 27.77
0 MD Shanaka (SL) 2015-2023 88 397 538 25 3/16 21.52 5 20
0 Yuvraj Singh (IND) 2007-2017 58 424 499 28 3/17 17.82 5 17.85
0 Usman Qadir (PAK) 2020-2023 25 432 573 31 4/13 18.48 5 16.12
0 G Sesay (SLE) 2021-2023 27 435 428 33 4/11 12.96 5 15.15
0 KJ Abbott (SA) 2013-2016 21 436 579 26 3/20 22.26 5 19.23
1 N Nipiko (VAN) 2019-2023 28 456 573 45 5/19 12.73 5 11.11
0 LE Plunkett (ENG) 2006-2019 22 476 627 25 3/21 25.08 5 20
0 ST Finn (ENG) 2011-2015 21 480 583 27 3/16 21.59 5 18.51
0 Kaleemullah (OMA) 2017-2023 26 486 564 21 3/23 26.85 5 23.8
0 FA Cossa (MOZ) 2019-2023 29 487 517 22 3/18 23.50 5 22.72
0 CBRLS Kumara (SL) 2019-2023 26 544 755 33 3/7 22.87 5 15.15
0 Shoriful Islam (BAN) 2021-2023 31 595 838 34 3/21 24.64 5 14.7
0 JE Taylor (WI) 2006-2018 30 600 863 33 3/6 26.15 5 15.15
0 Al-Amin Hossain (BAN) 2013-2020 31 614 730 43 3/20 16.97 5 11.62
0 MG Johnson (AUS) 2007-2013 30 656 797 38 3/15 20.97 5 13.15
0 JDS Neesham (NZ) 2012-2023 69 663 1010 35 3/16 28.85 5 14.28
2 D Maisuria (BOT) 2019-2023 33 682 593 66 5/18 8.98 5 7.57
0 Mohammad Nadeem (OMA) 2015-2023 46 684 834 27 4/23 30.88 5 18.51
0 Mohammad Naveed (UAE) 2015-2019 31 688 729 37 3/14 19.70 5 13.51
0 KW Richardson (AUS) 2014-2023 36 756 1059 45 4/30 23.53 5 11.11
0 LM Jongwe (ZIM) 2015-2023 50 792 1108 55 4/18 20.14 5 9.09
0 BJ McCarthy (IRE) 2017-2023 44 929 1343 44 4/30 30.52 5 11.36
0 M Akayezu (RWN) 2021-2023 62 946 1247 60 4/9 20.78 5 8.33
1 Mujeeb Ur Rahman (AFG) 2018-2023 43 954 999 56 5/20 17.83 5 8.92
0 Simi Singh (IRE) 2018-2022 53 965 1225 44 3/9 27.84 5 11.36
1 A Bohara (NEP) 2019-2023 48 978 1134 64 6/11 17.71 5 7.81
0 CA Young (IRE) 2015-2023 56 1088 1442 60 4/13 24.03 5 8.33
0 PJ Cummins (AUS) 2011-2022 50 1098 1350 55 3/15 24.54 5 9.09
0 K Rabada (SA) 2014-2023 56 1207 1733 58 3/20 29.87 5 8.62
0 MA Starc (AUS) 2012-2022 58 1314 1673 73 4/20 22.91 5 6.84
0 SO Ngoche (KENYA) 2010-2023 71 1432 1496 86 4/14 17.39 5 5.81
0 DJ Bravo (WI) 2006-2021 91 1505 2036 78 4/19 26.10 5 6.41
0 Mohammad Nabi (AFG) 2010-2023 109 1990 2427 87 4/10 27.89 5 5.74

Cricket Record for Most Wickets Taken Caught by a Wicketkeeper: Test


5PlayerSpanMatBallsRunsWktsBBIAvecaught% Wkts
32 JM Anderson (ENG) 2003-2023 183 39217 18234 690 7/42 26.42 192 27.82
29 GD McGrath (AUS) 1993-2007 124 29248 12186 563 8/24 21.64 152 26.99
20 SCJ Broad (ENG) 2007-2023 167 33698 16719 604 8/15 27.68 148 24.5
22 CA Walsh (WI) 1984-2001 132 30019 12688 519 7/37 24.44 111 21.38
26 DW Steyn (SA) 2004-2019 93 18608 10077 439 7/51 22.95 109 24.82
15 TG Southee (NZ) 2008-2023 95* 21692 10769 370 7/64 29.10 109 29.45
20 AA Donald (SA) 1992-2002 72 15519 7344 330 8/71 22.25 100 30.3
23 DK Lillee (AUS) 1971-1984 70 18467 8493 355 7/83 23.92 97 27.32
16 SM Pollock (SA) 1995-2008 108 24353 9733 421 7/87 23.11 97 23.04
22 CEL Ambrose (WI) 1988-2000 98 22103 8501 405 8/45 20.99 96 23.7
23 N Kapil Dev (IND) 1978-1994 131 27740 12867 434 9/83 29.64 96 22.11
27 IT Botham (ENG) 1977-1992 102 21815 10878 383 8/34 28.40 95 24.8
12 MG Johnson (AUS) 2007-2015 73 16001 8891 313 8/61 28.40 93 29.71
10 B Lee (AUS) 1999-2008 76 16531 9554 310 5/30 30.81 91 29.35
18 M Ntini (SA) 1998-2009 101 20834 11242 390 7/37 28.82 89 22.82
14 MA Starc (AUS) 2011-2023 82 16242 9193 333 6/50 27.60 88 26.42
12 WPUJC Vaas (SL) 1994-2009 111 23438 10501 355 7/71 29.58 88 24.78
11 KAJ Roach (WI) 2009-2023 79 14229 7362 265 6/48 27.78 84 31.69
22 MD Marshall (WI) 1978-1991 81 17584 7876 376 7/22 20.94 83 22.07
11 I Sharma (IND) 2007-2021 105 19160 10078 311 7/74 32.40 82 26.36
8 M Morkel (SA) 2006-2018 86 16498 8550 309 6/23 27.66 81 26.21
5 JH Kallis (ICC/SA) 1995-2013 166 20232 9535 292 6/54 32.65 80 27.39
36 Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 86 21918 9611 431 9/52 22.29 80 18.56
11 Z Khan (IND) 2000-2014 92 18785 10247 311 7/87 32.94 78 25.08
13 K Rabada (SA) 2015-2023 60 11117 6257 280 7/112 22.34 77 27.5
10 TA Boult (NZ) 2011-2022 78 17417 8717 317 6/30 27.49 76 23.97
9 PJ Cummins (AUS) 2011-2023 55 11396 5484 239 6/23 22.94 74 30.96
10 JR Hazlewood (AUS) 2014-2023 63 13327 6242 238 6/67 26.22 74 31.09
37 SK Warne (AUS) 1992-2007 145 40705 17995 708 8/71 25.41 73 10.31
14 CJ McDermott (AUS) 1984-1996 71 16586 8332 291 8/97 28.63 71 24.39
25 Wasim Akram (PAK) 1985-2002 104 22627 9779 414 7/119 23.62 70 16.9
13 VD Philander (SA) 2011-2020 64 11391 5000 224 6/21 22.32 68 30.35
16 RGD Willis (ENG) 1971-1984 90 17357 8190 325 8/43 25.20 67 20.61
23 Imran Khan (PAK) 1971-1992 88 19458 8258 362 8/58 22.81 67 18.5
8 JN Gillespie (AUS) 1996-2006 71 14234 6770 259 7/37 26.13 66 25.48
9 N Wagner (NZ) 2012-2023 63 13581 7095 258 7/39 27.50 65 25.19
22 Waqar Younis (PAK) 1989-2003 87 16224 8788 373 7/76 23.56 65 17.42
10 J Srinath (IND) 1991-2002 67 15104 7196 236 8/86 30.49 63 26.69
6 Mohammed Shami (IND) 2013-2023 64 11515 6346 229 6/56 27.71 60 26.2
8 PM Siddle (AUS) 2008-2019 67 13907 6777 221 6/54 30.66 59 26.69
8 SJ Harmison (ENG/ICC) 2002-2009 63 13375 7192 226 7/12 31.82 58 25.66
10 CS Martin (NZ) 2000-2013 71 14026 7878 233 6/26 33.81 57 24.46
16 GD McKenzie (AUS) 1961-1971 60 17681 7328 246 8/71 29.78 57 23.17
9 WW Hall (WI) 1958-1969 48 10421 5066 192 7/69 26.38 54 28.12
7 J Garner (WI) 1977-1987 58 13169 5433 259 6/56 20.97 53 20.46
7 MG Hughes (AUS) 1985-1994 53 12285 6017 212 8/87 28.38 52 24.52
3 A Flintoff (ENG/ICC) 1998-2009 79 14951 7410 226 5/58 32.78 52 23
17 FS Trueman (ENG) 1952-1965 67 15178 6625 307 8/31 21.57 52 16.93
13 AR Caddick (ENG) 1993-2003 62 13558 6999 234 7/46 29.91 51 21.79
7 HH Streak (ZIM) 1993-2005 65 13559 6079 216 6/73 28.14 51 23.61
9 JB Statham (ENG) 1951-1965 70 16056 6261 252 7/39 24.84 51 20.23
14 AK Davidson (AUS) 1953-1963 44 11587 3819 186 7/93 20.53 50 26.88
13 CL Cairns (NZ) 1989-2004 62 11698 6410 218 7/27 29.40 50 22.93
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Cricket Record for Most Wickets Taken Caught by a Wicketkeeper: ODI, T20i, Test


Cricket Record for Most Wickets Taken Caught by a Wicketkeeper: ODI, T20i, Test

Behind the stumps, the wicketkeeper performs like a maestro, and the record for most wickets taken caught by a wicketkeeper is more than just a statistic; it’s a symphony.

The graceful motions and precise timing of the catches convey a tale of mastery and achievement. A ballet is used to tell this story.

This album is a live ode to the wicketkeeper’s skill, and it tells a tale woven with illustrious threads from cricket’s past. Upon closer inspection, this record emerges as a masterwork of bowler-wicketkeeper synergy.

This connection was born on the cricket field, and the two of them are now a formidable force making history in the sport.

This record is a tribute to the unsaid bond between the bowler and wicketkeeper, and it is a joyous occasion to celebrate the fact that cooperation was employed to attain this feat.

The Guardians of the Wicket: Top 5 ODI Players in Most Wickets Taken Caught by a Wicketkeeper

The record for the most wickets taken caught by a wicketkeeper in an ODI reads like a who’s who of incredible catches and lightning quick reactions.

Each capture has its own history of perseverance and cooperation, and the whole story is expertly constructed. Each game adds new information to the record because the wicketkeeper watches the action like a hawk.

The King of Swing, Wasim Akram

From 1984 till 2003, Pakistani cricket was dominated by Wasim Akram. He bowled 18186 balls and gave up 11812 runs throughout 356 matches.

With a best bowling innings (BBI) of 5/15, he holds the record for most wickets taken caught by a wicketkeeper with a whopping 502.

With a caught percentage of 18.52 percent, Akram’s 23.52 batting average and six times taking five wickets in an innings demonstrate his dominance in one-day internationals.

B. Lee: The Lightning Rod of Oz

The Australian sprinter Brett Lee had a great career during the years 2000 to 2012. He threw 11185 balls in 221 games, allowing 8877 runs.

Lee has an incredible 380 caught wickets and a BBI of 5/22, both of which are records for wicketkeepers.

With a caught percentage of 24.21% and a bowling average of 23.36 (he’s taken five wickets nine times), he and the wicketkeeper make a fearsome duo.

Precision Measuring Device: GD McGrath

From 1993 to 2007, GD McGrath showed his cricketing prowess for Australia and the ICC. McGrath played in 250 games, bowled 12,970 balls, and gave up 8,391 runs against.

He contributed 381 wickets and an impressive Bowling Average of 7/15 to the record for most wickets taken caught by a wicketkeeper.

McGrath’s 22.02 batting average, seven innings in which he took five wickets, and 23.35 percent caught percentage attest to his reliability.

Pakistan’s Pace Master, Waqar Younis

Another Pakistani gem, Waqar Younis, performed professionally from 1989 till 2003. He delivered 12698 deliveries across 262 games, allowing 9919 runs.

Younis has a best bowling average of 7/36 and holds the record for most wickets caught by a wicketkeeper with 416.

His dynamic connection with the wicketkeeper is reflected in his 23.84 batting average and thirteen five-wicket hauls.

The South African Flagbearer, M Ntini

From 1998 through 2009, M Ntini had a successful career representing ICC and South Africa. He threw away 8687 deliveries throughout the course of 173 games, allowing 6559 runs.

Ntini holds the record with 266 wickets and a BBI of 6/22 for the most wickets taken caught by a wicketkeeper.

His remarkable career and the rapport he shared with his wicketkeeper are shown in his lifetime average of 24.65, the four times he took five wickets in an innings, and his caught rate of 28.57 percent.

Masters Behind the Most Wickets Taken Caught by a Wicketkeeper in T20I

As we transition to the T20i landscape, the record takes a different hue. Here, the most wickets taken caught by a wicketkeeper is a dance of agility and finesse.

The wicketkeeper morphs into a poet, where every catch is a verse, adding to the grand narrative of cricket history. This record is not just numbers; it is an anthology of moments that define the spirit of cricket.

TG Southee (New Zealand): The Seasoned Conductor

New Zealand’s TG Southee has cemented his place in cricket history with a spectacular career that will take him until 2023.

Southee has collected 144 wickets from 2492 balls faced, demonstrating incredible consistency, and moving him into first place on the list of most wickets caught by a wicketkeeper in Twenty20 Internationals.

His greatest bowling innings of 5/18 demonstrates his mastery of the sport; he is a true virtuoso.

The Irish Wonder Kid, JB Little

JB Little, who only came into the public eye in 2016, has since been an inspiration and a major talent for Irish cricket.

Over the course of 60 matches, Little has taken 68 wickets, with an amazing 27.94% coming from wicketkeeper catches.

In his quest to break the record for the most wickets caught by a wicketkeeper, his career-best performance of 4/23 is a monument to his skill and resolve.

The South African Powerhouse Is L. Ngidi (SA)

In 2017, L Ngidi made his debut for the South African cricket team, and he has since become a mainstay of the squad’s strength.

Ngidi has shown remarkable skill by taking 60 wickets in just 40 outings for an average of 20.23.

His record, highlighted by a great performance of 5/39, shows how well he worked with the wicketkeeper, who now holds the record for the most wickets caught by a batsman.

Sentinel of the Netherlands, PA van Meekeren

PA van Meekeren has been a stalwart for the Dutch cricket team ever since he made his debut in 2013, and his proficiency in Twenty20 Internationals is noteworthy.

Van Meekeren has taken 64 wickets in 58 games, with a best performance of 4/11. His 21.87% catch rate is proof of how well he coordinated with the wicketkeeper and how strategic his play was, helping him to take the most wickets ever caught by a wicketkeeper.

Most Wickets Taken Caught by a Wicketkeeper: Mustafizur Rahman (BAN)

Since 2015, Mustafizur Rahman (BAN) of Bangladesh has been dazzling audiences with his spellbinding bowling.

Throughout his impressive 85-match career, 103 of Rahman’s wickets have been caught by wicketkeepers.

His stunning 5/22 in his greatest bowling innings is proof of his cricketing prowess and played a major role in setting a new record for the most wickets caught by a wicketkeeper in a Twenty20 International.

Top 5 Players in the Record for Most Wickets Taken Caught by a Wicketkeeper in Test Matches

A canvas of stamina and dexterity, the record for the most wickets taken caught by a wicketkeeper in a test cricket match is a measure of their accomplishment.

It is a collection of unforgettable scenes, where each catch is a work of art and a demonstration of the wicketkeeper’s dexterity and commitment to the game.

This record is a journey, a trail paved with brilliant moments that reverberate throughout the halls of cricket’s legacy.

JM Anderson (ENG)

Leading the chart is the English maestro, JM Anderson, with a remarkable career spanning from 2003 to 2023.

In 183 matches, he bowled 39,217 balls, conceding 18,234 runs and taking a staggering 690 wickets. His best bowling innings being 7/42 showcases his mastery in the field.

With an average of 26.42 and 32 instances of taking 5 wickets in an innings, Anderson has secured 192 catches by wicketkeepers, constituting 27.82% of his total wickets, a testimony to his and his wicketkeepers’ combined prowess and understanding.

GD McGrath (AUS)

Next in line is the Australian legend GD McGrath, whose career from 1993 to 2007 saw him playing 124 matches.

McGrath bowled 29,248 balls, giving away 12,186 runs while securing 563 wickets. His best bowling innings, an impressive 8/24, speaks volumes about his skill.

McGrath has an average of 21.64 and has seen wicketkeepers catch 152 of his deliveries, making up 26.99% of his total wickets, a clear indication of the synergy between him and his wicketkeepers.

SCJ Broad (ENG)

SCJ Broad, another gem from England, has had a career from 2007 to 2023, playing in 167 matches. Broad has bowled 33,698 balls, conceding 16,719 runs and taking 604 wickets.

His best bowling innings stands at 8/15, a figure that showcases his cricketing genius.

With an average of 27.68 and 148 catches by wicketkeepers, which is 24.5% of his total wickets, Broad has demonstrated a remarkable partnership with his wicketkeepers, a vital aspect in achieving the most wickets taken caught by a wicketkeeper.

CA Walsh (WI)

The West Indies’ stalwart, CA Walsh, graced the cricket field from 1984 to 2001, playing 132 matches. Walsh bowled 30,019 balls, allowing 12,688 runs and taking 519 wickets.

His best bowling innings, a remarkable 7/37, and an average of 24.44, highlight his cricketing prowess.

With 111 catches by wicketkeepers, accounting for 21.38% of his total wickets, Walsh has etched his name in the record for the most wickets taken caught by a wicketkeeper, showcasing a brilliant career marked with skill and agility.

DW Steyn (SA)

Lastly, we have the South African powerhouse DW Steyn, whose career from 2004 to 2019 spanned 93 matches.

Steyn has bowled 18,608 balls, conceding 10,077 runs and taking 439 wickets. His best bowling innings, a formidable 7/51, and an average of 22.95, showcase his remarkable skill set.

With 109 catches by wicketkeepers, making up 24.82% of his total wickets, Steyn has demonstrated a formidable partnership with his wicketkeepers, securing a spot in the elite list of players with the most wickets taken caught by a wicketkeeper.

Last Thoughts: Recording Life

Final thoughts: the record for most wickets taken by a wicketkeeper is an actual, breathing part of cricket legend, and we can’t help but be amazed by it.

There is life in this record, and it will continue to live on in the hearts of cricket fans everywhere. Listening to this song will motivate listeners of all ages to dream big, take risks, and aim for the stars.

There is more to this record than meets the eye; it chronicles a journey and serves as a live testimony to the ethos of cricket.

This record will remain for years to come, serving as an example of excellence in teamwork, quick thinking, and expertise.

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