The Virat Kohli-led Team India will be eyeing on winning the ODI series against West Indies after they take on the Caribbean hosts on July 2 in the 4th match at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. The men in blue are already leading the series by 2-0 while Mahendra Singh Dhoni has a fair chance to be the best wicket-keeper in the world. In today’s game, not only he could surpass former Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Kumara Sangakkara but also create a unique world record being a wicketkeeper.

In order to be the best wicketkeeper in the world, MS Dhoni needs 2 more stumpings to overtake Sangakkara as the wicket-keeper with most stumpings in ODI cricket. Also, if he does two stumping in today’s game, he would be the only wicketkeeper in the world to become the first wicketkeeper to register 100 stumpings in ODI cricket.

Till now, Kumar Sangakkara has done the most number of stumpings in ODIs, which is 99. While the number of stumpings done MS Dhoni in the ODIs so far is 97.

Following is the list of top 5 wicketkeepers and their number of stumpings:

           Sl no                    Player          Country      No of Matches         Stumpings
                1         Kumara Sangakkara          Sri Lanka               404               99
               2        Mahendra Singh Dhoni             India               294               97
               3            RS Kaluwitharna         Sri Lanka               189               75
               4                Moin Khan          Pakistan               219               73
               5              Adam Gilchrist          Australia              287               55

 

In the last ODI in Antigua, MS Dhoni ended up scoring 78 runs off 79 balls and took his team to a decent total of 251. With this innings, he created 4 world records which include:

  1. Surpassing Adam Gilchrist in terms of number of Half-centuries in ODIs
  2. Became the only Indian batsman to have hit 200 sixes in ODIs
  3. Surpassed Mohammad Azharuddin in terms of total number of runs as an Indian captain
  4. Second Highest run-getter in the world as a wicketkeeper batsman

And today, one of India’s favourite cricketers, Dhoni is all set to create some more records and register his name in the record books. All the best Mahi!

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