India’s 1st-choice T20I wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant will look to surpass MS Dhoni on the list of wicketkeepers with most dismissals in India-West Indies T20Is when he takes the field in the upcoming 3-match series.
India take on West Indies in Hyderabad from Friday as the two teams meet after India’s clean sweep over Bangladesh in the Test series. Rishabh Pant currently has 3 dismissals from 7 T20Is involving India and West Indies while MS Dhoni leads the list with 5 from 7 T20Is.
Former West Indies keeper Dinesh Ramdin is second on the list with 5 dismissals while another Windies wicketkeeper-batsman Andre Fletcher is on the third spot with 4 dismissals. India cricketer Dinesh Karthik is 4th with 3 dismissals.
MS Dhoni holds the record for most dismissals in an India-Windies T20I (series) but he was not included in the India squad for the limited-overs series against the West Indies starting from December 6. Pant, who has the chance to go past MS Dhoni in the West Indies series has endured a tough time in the limited-overs circuit.
Pant has been criticised by many, be it for his batting, wicket-keeping skills or be his role when it comes to reviews. In the 1st T20I against Bangladesh, Pant had received a lot of flak after India lost their first-ever game to their neighbours.
Most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in India-West Indies T20Is
MS Dhoni – 5 in 7 matches, Catches – 3, Stumpings – 2
Dinesh Ramdin – 5 in 7 matches, Catches – 5, Stumpings – 0
Andre Fletcher- 3 in 4 matches, Catches – 3, Stumpings – 0
Dinesh Karthik – 3 in 4 matches, Catches – 3, Stumpings – 0
Rishabh Pant – 3 in 7 matches, Catches – 3, Stumpings – 0