Known for her lightning fast reflexes behind the stumps, England’s wicketkeeper-batswoman Sarah Taylor has achieved an incredible feat which has put her name in the same brackets among the likes of – MS Dhoni, Kumar Sangakkara and Romesh Kaluwitharana. Also Read - CSK Share Unseen Footage of MS Dhoni Playing The Flute on Krishna Janmashtami 2020 | WATCH
The 29-year old wicketkeeper becomes the first woman wicketkeeper to effect 100 stumpings in international cricket. She is fourth on the list of all-time wicketkeepers (men’s/women’s cricket) with 100 stumpings in her international career. Also Read - Virat Kohli Most Searched Cricketer From January to June 2020; Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni Behind India Skipper
Earlier, former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist had also praised Taylor for her keeping skills and rated her as the ‘best wicketkeeper in the world’.
The London-born cricketer has affected 2 stumpings in Tests, 48 in ODIs and 50 in T20Is against her name in international cricket. Taylor also has 115 catches as wicketkeeper against her name and is only behind South Africa’s Trisha Chetty who has taken 142 catches.
Here is a look at top five wicketkeepers with most stumpings in international cricket (Men’s and Women’s cricket included)-
1. MS Dhoni (India) — 176 stumpings (498 matches)
2. Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) — 139 stumpings (464 matches)
3. Romesh Kaluwitharana (Sri Lanka) — 101 stumpings (234 matches)
4. Sarah Taylor (England) — 100 stumpings (201 matches)
5. Moin Khan (Pakistan) — 93 stumpings (277 matches)
Sarah has consistently contributed with the bat while playing in the top-order batswoman in England’s limited-overs squad. She has scored 3911 runs from 116 ODIs at an average of 40.73, which included 7 centuries and 19 half-centuries.