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Dhoni’s Unique Wicketkeeping Feat

 

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Dhoni became the first wicketkeeper captain in international cricket to pouch
100 catches in both Tests and ODIs. In the first ODI against England in
Hyderabad
, he took his 100th catch - Craig Kieswetter off Praveen
Kumar.

 

His
wicketkeeping record in Tests and ODIs as captain is furnished below:

 

Dhoni as WK/Captain in Tests

Opposition

Mat

Inns

Dis

Ct

St

Max Dis

Australia

4

8

19

14

5

4 (3ct 1st)

Bangladesh

1

2

8

6

2

5 (3ct 2st)

England

6

10

18

18

0

4 (4ct 0st)

New Zealand

5

10

22

19

3

6 (6ct 0st)

South Africa

6

10

20

19

1

5 (5ct 0st)

Sri Lanka

6

11

16

16

0

4 (4ct 0st)

West Indies

3

6

12

12

0

3 (3ct 0st)

Total

31

57

115

104

11

6 (6ct 0st)

 

 

Dhoni as WK/Captain in ODIs

Opposition

Mat

Inns

Dis

Ct

St

Max Dis

Australia

22

22

31

22

9

5 (4ct 1st)

Bangladesh

6

6

8

7

1

3 (3ct 0st)

England

10

10

10

5

5

4 (2ct 2st)

Hong Kong

1

1

4

1

3

4 (1ct 3st)

Ireland

1

1

3

3

0

3 (3ct 0st)

Netherlands

1

1

1

1

0

1 (1ct 0st)

New Zealand

8

7

9

7

2

3 (2ct 1st)

Pakistan

12

12

16

11

5

3 (3ct 0st)

South Africa

9

9

9

6

3

2 (2ct 0st)

Sri Lanka

30

29

40

31

9

5 (4ct 1st)

West Indies

6

6

9

6

3

3 (2ct 1st)

Total

106

104

140

100

40

5 (4ct 1st)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home

39

39

44

24

20

4 (2ct 2st)

Away

46

45

59

45

14

5 (4ct 1st)

Neutral

21

20

37

31

6

4 (1ct 3st)

Total

106

104

140

100

40

5 (4ct 1st)

 

 

Dhoni
already holds the records for most dismissals by a wicketkeeper captain, both
in Tests and ODIs.

 

In
Tests, the other nine in the top 10 have retired. In ODIs, he is miles ahead of
Kumar Sangakkara and Tatenda Taibu.

 

 

Top 10 Wicketkeeper Captains in Tests (By Dismissals)

#

Player

Team

Mat

Inns

Dis

Ct

St

Ct Wk

Ct Fi

MD

1

MS Dhoni

Ind

31

57

115

104

11

104

0

6 (6ct 0st)

2

FCM Alexander

Win

18

35

70

65

5

65

0

5 (5ct 0st)

3

A Flower

Zim

16

29

56

56

0

56

0

5 (5ct 0st)

4

AJ Stewart

Eng

12

22

48

47

1

47

0

5 (5ct 0st)

5

PW Sherwell

SAF

13

24

36

20

16

20

0

3 (3ct 0st)

6

Rashid Latif

Pak

6

12

32

31

1

31

0

6 (6ct 0st)

7

AC Gilchrist

Aus

6

12

30

30

0

30

0

5 (5ct 0st)

8

LK Germon

NZl

12

19

29

27

2

27

0

4 (4ct 0st)

9

Moin Khan

Pak

13

24

28

24

4

24

0

3 (3ct 0st)

10

Khaled Mashud

Ban

12

14

23

22

1

22

0

4 (4ct 0st)

 

Top 10 Wicketkeeper Captains in ODIs (By Dismissals)

#

Player

Team

Mat

Inns

Dis

Ct

St

Ct Wk

Ct Fi

MD

1

MS Dhoni

Ind

108

106

140

100

40

100

0

5 (4ct 1st)

2

KC Sangakkara

Srl

45

42

69

59

10

59

0

4 (4ct 0st)

3

Moin Khan

Pak

34

34

49

40

9

40

0

4 (4ct 0st)

4

A Flower

Zim

46

45

42

37

5

37

0

5 (5ct 0st)

5

Rashid Latif

Pak

25

25

42

35

7

35

0

5 (5ct 0st)

6

AJ Stewart

Eng

39

38

39

39

0

39

0

6 (6ct 0st)

7

Khaled Mashud

Ban

30

30

31

25

6

25

0

5 (3ct 2st)

8

T Taibu

Zim

29

29

30

25

5

25

0

4 (3ct 1st)

9

LK Germon

NZl

36

36

29

20

9

20

0

4 (4ct 0st)

10

J Smits

Net

17

17

28

24

4

24

0

3 (3ct 0st)

 

Note:
All stats as at the fall of the seventh wicket in England's innings in Hyderabad.

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