Joshua Da Silva ends 2023 as wicket-keeper with second-most Test dismissals

The year 2023 was a good one with the gloves for West Indies Test wicket-keeper Joshua Da Silva.

Trinidad and Tobago wicketkeeper-batsman lead the West Indies A team on their last tour of South Africa A.

Da Silva was at the helm of the side when they visited Bangladesh earlier last year (2023) and won a three-match series 1-0. During that series, he reeled off scores of 77, 47 not out, 47 not out again, 82, and 47 to be the leading run scorer with 300 runs at an average of 100.

The 25-year-old Trinidadian, who made his debut back in 2020 against New Zealand, recorded an impressive 31 dismissals in just six matches.

Overall, Da Silva has 98 dismissals in 24 Tests.

Of the 31 dismissals, 29 were catches and two were stumpings. Only Australia’s Alex Carey ended 2023 with more dismissals in Test matches.

Carey played 13 matches for the World Test Champions, recording 54 dismissals (44 catches and 10 stumpings).

The rest of the top five includes England’s Jonny Bairstow (30 dismissals in six matches), New Zealand’s Tom Blundell (29 dismissals in seven matches) and Pakistan’s Sarfaraz Ahmed (14 dismissals in four matches).

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