Most catches by wicketkeeper in Test I bj watling breaks ms dhoni’s record in his last test Kiwi cricketer breaks MS Dhoni’s record in his last test
- Kiwi cricketer broke MS Dhoni’s record in his last test
- New Zealand cricketer continues to play despite finger injury
- New Zealand became the king of the first World Test Championship after defeating India by 8 wickets
southamptonNew Zealand wicket-keeper batsman BJ Watling bid farewell to the game in a spectacular manner. He became the World Test Championship Champion. Watling had already announced that the World Test Championship final against India in Southampton would be the last Test of his career. New Zealand gave a memorable farewell to their champion wicketkeeper batsman. By the way, his last Test became even more memorable for Watling because he broke the record of former Indian team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on the way.
BJ Watling has now become the seventh wicketkeeper in the world to take the most catches in Test cricket. Watling achieved this feat when he caught Ravindra Jadeja in the second innings of Team India. To recall, BJ Watling suffered a finger injury in the morning session on reserve day of the WTC Finals. Despite this, in his last Test, Watling continued to keep wickets while showing his spirit and achieved a big achievement.
Record is registered in the name of South African cricketer
Watling kept wickets in 127 innings of 75 Tests for New Zealand and took 257 catches. He left behind former India captain MS Dhoni, who took 256 catches in 90 matches. Former South African wicketkeeper and current head coach Mark Boucher is the wicketkeeper with the most catches in Test cricket. He has taken a record 532 catches in 281 innings of 147 Tests. Former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist is in second place with 379 catches in 191 innings of 96 Tests.
Former Australia wicketkeeper Ian Healy is third in terms of taking most catches as a wicketkeeper. He took 366 catches in 224 innings of 119 Tests. Australia’s Rod Marsh is fourth with 343 catches in 182 innings of 96 Tests. Former West Indies wicketkeeper Peter Dujon is fifth on the list with 265 catches in 150 innings of 81 Tests. Former Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is sixth with 262 catches in 128 innings of 66 Tests. Watling and MS Dhoni are ranked seventh and eighth respectively.
Wicketkeeper with most catches in Tests
- Mark Boucher – 532
- Adam Gilchrist – 379
- Ian Healy – 366
- Rod Marsh – 343
- Peter Dujon – 265
- Bread Haddin – 262
- BJ Watling – 257
- MS Dhoni – 256
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