Kumar Sangakkara © Getty Images
Kumar Sangakkara has stumped more batsmen than any other ‘keeper in ODIs © Getty Images

Kumar Sangakkara added yet another feather to his already impressive cap when he went past Adam Gilchrist‘s wicketkeeping record to become the most successful wicketkeeper in One-Day Internationals (ODIs). Sangakkara already had the most dismissals in ODIs, but some of those came as a non-wicketkeeper. Sangakkara currently has 473 dismissals as a wicketkeeper — 377 catches and 96 stumpings.

Name Team Period M Dismissals C St
Kumar Sangakkara SL, Asia, ICC 2000-2015 353 473 377 96
Adam Gilchrist AUS, ICC 1996-2008 282 472 417 55
Mark Boucher SA, AFR 1998-2011 294 424 402 22
MS Dhoni IND, Asia 2004-2015 253 314 229 85
Moin Khan PAK 1990-2004 211 287 214 73

Australian legend Gilchrist has taken more catches, but has far less stumpings to his name. South Africa’s Mark Boucher too has more catches than Sangakkara, but again has far fewer stumpings. In fact, fellow Asian ‘keepers, Indian MS Dhoni and Pakistani Moin Khan, are closer to Sangakkara’s stumping count than Gilchrist or Boucher.

Sri Lanka won the final ODI against New Zealand after Sangakkara’s century guided them to a winning total. The Kiwis were without some of their main players like Kane Williamson, Brendon McCullum, and Trent Boult, though New Zealand still managed to win the series.