ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is starting in India from Oct 5. But before that we are going to tell you about the five most successful wicketkeepers in Cricket World Cup history. These wicketkeepers have contributed in the victory of the team in the ICC World Cup Tournament, showing the amazing behind the wicket. Let’s know…
1. Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)
Former Sri Lankan wicketkeeper batsman Kumar Sangakkara has the record of leading the batsmen out of the wicket in the World Cup matches. With 54 dismissals – 41 catches and 13 stumpings in 37 World Cup matches. Sangakkara has most dismissals as wicketkeepers in ICC Cricket World Cup across four editions- 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015.
2. Adam Gilchrist (Australia)
World Cricket’s best wicketkeeper and Former Australian batsman Adam Gilchrist has participated in a total of 31 World Cup matches. During this time, he has done 52 dismissals with 45 catches and 7 stumpings. Gilchrist had 21 dismissals in 2003 World Cup.
3. MS Dhoni (India)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the name of most successful wicketkeeper in the World cricket. total of 32 dismissals have been done by MS Dhoni in World Cup matches across 3 editions of the ICC tournament- 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019.
4. Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)
With 14 dismissals in 2007 World Cup, Brendon McCullum holds the New Zealand record for most dismissals as wicketkeeper in a single ICC World Cup. total of 32 dismissals have been done by McCullum in World Cup matches across 3 editions of the ICC tournament- 2003, 2007 and 2011.
5. Mark Boucher (South Africa)
One of World Cup’s successful wicketkeepers, Mark Boucher of South Africa has played 25 matches in the World Cup. Boucher played in three World Cup tournaments — 1999, 2003 and 2007 and inflicted 31 dismissals.