Over the years cricket game has witnessed many wicketkeeper’s batters, who have done great behind the stumps. Wicketkeeper plays an important role in the cricket team. In executing bowling strategies, wicketkeepers guide bowlers and help from behind the stumps.
List of Top Five Best Wicket Keeper in the World
Adam Gilchrist – is one of the most destructive batsmen of all time. He powered Australia to several wins across all formats behind the wickets.
Gilchrist had to keep to one of the deadliest pace batteries ever. He averaged 47.60 & 35.89 resp. In the Tests & ODIs and was Australia’s vice-captain across all formats.
Mark Boucher – He is the classical wicketkeeper-batsmen of the past generation. Widely, considered as one of the greatest keepers of all time.
Boucher scored just one ODI hundred in his entire career, the second-fastest ever in ODI history! He guided South Africa (SA) during the marathon 434-run against Australia in 2006.
Kumar Sangakkara – He is the best keeper-batsman in the cricketing world. The Sri Lankan averages a magical 58 in the Test format with an impressive 41.98 in ODIs. He has scored over 14,000 runs in ODIs.
In ODIs, he has affected a world record 99 stumpings (highest ever) and gloved 383 catches for the all-time record total of 482 runs.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni – He is arguably the greatest keeper-batsman India has ever had. M.S Dhoni averages over 52 from 262 ODIs and 244 catches & 85 stumpings in the format. Dhoni’s score of 183 against Sri Lanka is still a world record for the highest by a wicket-keeper in ODIs.
Andy Flower – Andy Flower was a high-class veteran from Zimbabwe who reflected a very high degree of batsmanship.
He averaged 51.54 in the 63 Tests which he played and had over 6,000 ODI runs under his belt too. One of the highlights of his career was his total of 540 runs against India during the Test series.