Sarah Taylor Becomes First Woman Wicketkeeper To Effect 100 Stumpings

English batswoman Sarah Taylor enters the list of all-time wicketkeeping legends

England’s wicketkeeper-batswoman Sarah Taylor entered an elite list of wicketkeepers by becoming the first woman wicketkeeper to effect 100 stumpings in international cricket. She is fourth on the list (men and women cricket) of wicketkeepers with 100 stumpings in her international career. She has 2, 48, 50 stumpings in Tests, ODIs and T20Is respectively.

Here is a look at top 6 wicketkeepers with most stumpings in international cricket (Men and Women)-

1. MS Dhoni (India) — 176 stumpings from 498 matches
2. Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) — 139 stumpings from 464 matches
3. Romesh Kaluwitharana (Sri Lanka) — 101 stumpings from 234 matches
4. Sarah Taylor (England) — 100 stumpings from 201 matches
5. Moin Khan (Pakistan) — 93 stumpings from 277 matches
6. Adam Gilchrist (Australia) — 92 stumpings from 391 matches

Not just stumpings, Taylor is also one of the most reliable players behind the wicket. She has 115 catches and is only behind Trisha Chetty who has 142 catches.

Here’s the list of wicketkeepers with most dismissals in international women cricket —

Sarah Taylor (England) — 221 dismissals from 214 matches (100 stumpings, 121 catches)
Trisha Chetty (South Africa) — 213 dismissals from 173 matches (71 stumpings, 142 catches)
Jane Smit (England) — 161 dismissals from 132 matches (50 stumpings, 111 catches)
Rachel Priest (New Zealand) — 160 dismissals (51 stumpings, 109 catches)

Taylor was elated with her popularity as she shared the numbers of her Twitter account —

Recently, Taylor was praised by former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist. Gilchrist named her as the ‘best wicketkeeper in the world’.

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The 29-year-old has done well with the bat as well in the English top order. She has 3,911 runs from 116 ODIs at an average of 40.73, including 7 centuries and 19 half-centuries. She is among the highest run-scorers in T20I cricket as well with 2,175 runs from 89 T20Is, including 16 half-centuries.