Stumping is one of the most common forms of dismissals in the game of cricket. Nowadays, we see it quite often in T20 cricket, due to aggressive batting. It usually happens when the batter tends to come down the track and take the calculated risk to play a big shot.
If suppose there is a mistake in the process, there is a high chance of the batter getting stumped by the wicketkeeper. Notably, stumping dismissals have also been recorded in Test cricket. The batters try to leave the crease early to play big shots.
This happens when the batters are put under immense pressure by the bowlers from the get-go. In an attempt to break the shackles, the batsmen try to mount pressure on the bowlers by playing fearlessly. At times, they get deceived by the turn and get beaten all ends up.
In such cases, the wicketkeeper performs the stumping to dismiss the batters. It is also quite common that the batters tend to get dismissed by spinners through stumping. In this article, let’s get to know about the three bowlers with the most stumping dismissals in the longest format.
1. Muttiah Muralitharan
Muttiah Muralitharan is widely acknowledged as the greatest bowler of all time. He has taken as many as 47 wickets through stumping in Test cricket, the most by any bowler in the longest format of the game. Overall, he has taken a total of 800 wickets in Test cricket.
2. Shane Warne
Shane Warne is widely regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time. The former Australian leg-spinner comes second on the list as he has taken 36 wickets through stumping in Test cricket. Overall, he has bagged 708 wickets in Tests.
3. Rangana Herath
Rangana Herath has been the best bowler for Sri Lanka after Muttiah Muralitharan in the longest format of the game. He has taken as many as 35 wickets through stumping in Test cricket. Overall, he has taken as many as 433 wickets in Tests.