Cricket is often considered to be the game of batters and bowlers however, if you think about it then, even the wicket keepers play a very important part in the game. The quick decision of a wicketkeeper taken in a split second to stump a batsman or to run out a batter can win games for teams.
Wicketkeepers are one of the most crucial parts of any cricket team as they not only play their part rather they often help the bowlers in creating a strategy for the batter and how to get the batsman out.
There have been some very spectacular wicketkeepers whose hands have moved at the speed of lightning to stump batters at such a fast speed that people were not able to comprehend how a person’s hand can move so quickly.
Stumping is a very crucial form of dismissal, particularly in the short formats of the game and this is why cricket fans are very interested in knowing about the fastest stumping in cricket and which wicketkeeper holds the record for the same. When we think about wicketkeepers, there are some names like MS Dhoni, Adam Gilchrist and Mark Boucher that come to our mind but, here in the blog, we will tell you about the fastest hands behind the stumps and which wicketkeeper holds the record for the fastest stumping.
Fastest Stumpings in the History of Cricket
Let’s take a look at the wicketkeepers who have shown inhumane speed to stump the bails and win matches for their teams.
- MS Dhoni
Stumping- Keemo Paul
There is no doubt in the fact that the ex-India Captain has reinvented the phenomenon of wicket-keeping in modern cricket. His lightning-quick wicket-keeping skills have established him as the fastest wicket keeper in the world and he holds the record for the same.
MS Dhoni showed agility and speed when he stumped Keemo Paul in just 0.08 seconds which is the fastest stumping in cricket history to date.
- Ben Cox
Stumping- Callum Macleod
While the dismissal of Callum MacLeod was not intentional by Ben Cox, the stumping is still one of the fastest in the world as the ball hit Cox’s pads and rebounded to the stumps to get Callum MacLeod out.
Callum MacLeod was not even able to understand what was happening by the time the bails of the wicket fell and he was declared out.
- MS Dhoni
Stumping – Shaun Marsh
Once again MS Dhoni has proved why he is the most agile wicketkeeper in the world with this quick stumping to get Shaun Marsh out. Dhoni has previously dropped a catch of Marsh however, with a quick stumping. He made amends and got Marsh Out in the 24th over. This particular wicket proved to be very crucial in the match.
- Mark Boucher
Stumping – Marvan Atapattu
Mark Boucher is also considered one of the best wicketkeepers in the world and he was a part of the Golden generation of South Africa. The stumping of Marvan Atapattu by Boucher showed the world the incredible foresight of Boucher as Atapatthu was left completely clueless while Boucher appealed as well as got him stumped out.