In cricket, wicket-keeping is one of the most challenging tasks,as it requires fast reflexes and full extension of the body. The wicket-keeper has to be alert and should move his hands behind the stumps as quickly as possible to stump the batsman. We have seen many excellent wicket-keepers, especially in Australia, who were as fast as lightning behind the stumps. Here we will list the top ten Australian wicket-keepers with the most stumping in their careers.
10. Alex Carey
Alex Carey is the current left-handed wicket-keeper batsman; he made his international debut in January 2018 in an ODI match against England. He played 45 ODIs and 38 T20Is; scored a century and five half-centuries. Carey makes it into the tenth position on the list with 15 stumping in his international career.
9. James Kelly
James Kelly was a right-handed wicket-keeper batsman who started his international cricket journey in 1896. During his career, he got the 'stumper.' Kelly's career ended in 1905 when he had a heart stroke. He played 36 tests and took 20 stumping in his career. That brings Kelly into the ninth position on the list.
8. Sammy Carter
Sammy Carter was a right-handed wicket-keeper batsman; he made it into the eighth position on the list. He played 28 tests and scored 873 runs at an average of 23. Carter produced four half-centuries with the best score of 72. In his international career, he took 21 stumping and 44 catches.
7. Matthew Wade
Matthew Wade is the current left-handed wicket-keeper batsman who played for Australia in all three formats of cricket. He played his first international match in October 2011 in a T20I match against South Africa. On December 2020, Wade became the captain of Australia for the first time. He has taken 23 stumpings, and 190+ catches in his international career; he is in the seventh position on the list.
6. Wally Grout
Wally Grout was a right-handed wicket-keeper batsman who played his first test in December 1957 against South Africa. Grout played 51 test matches between 1957 and 1966; he scored 800+ runs with three half-centuries. Grout made it into the sixth position on the list because he took 163 catches and 24 stumping in his international career.
5. Jack Blackham
Jack Blackham was a right-handed wicket-keeper batsman and is popularly known as "the prince of wicket-keepers." He played 34 tests and scored 800 runs in four half-centuries. Jack announced his retirement from international cricket after his last test in December 1894. He took 24 stumping and 37 catches in his career and is in the fifth position on the list.
4. Brad Haddin
Brad Haddin is a former wicket-keeper who played international cricket from 2001 to 2015. He started his international cricket journey in January 2001 in an ODI match against Zimbabwe. Haddin scored 6,000+ international runs with 6 centuries. With 25 stumping and 300+ catches, he makes it into the fourth position on the list.
3. Bert Oldfield
Bert Oldfield was a wicket-keeper with right-handed batting; he played test matches between 1920 and 1937. He played 54 tests and scored 1,400+ runs with four half-centuries. Bert played his final match in March 1937 against England. He took 52 stumping and 74 catches in his career. Bert is in the third position on the list.
2. Ian Healy
Ian Healy is a former right-handed wicket-keeper batsman and considered one of the best wicket-keepers of Australia. At the end of his retirement, he held the record for most dismissals by a wicket-keeper in international cricket. Healy was a useful batsman with 6,000+ runs and four centuries. He is in the second position on the list; he has taken 50 catches and 68 stumping in his career.
1. Adam Gilchrist
Adam Gilchrist is a former left-handed wicket-keeper batsman and considered the most successful wicket-keeper for Australia in international cricket. He played internationally from 1996 to 2008. Adam was an aggressive batsman with powerful striking and scored 33 centuries; he is one of the only three players to win three World Cup titles. With 92 stumping, Adam makes it into the first position on the list.