When the term ‘cricket’ comes, a number of associated things are required for good team performance. Good wicketkeepers are the most common need in every match. So, in this article, we are listing some of the Best Wicketkeeper in the World.
The best wicketkeepers in the world are mostly underrated and have not gained much fame. This article will mainly focus on the good aspects of each and every player being stated here. The player details will be provided based on a number of parameters including past preferences.
10 Best Wicketkeeper in the World:
As you know, today we are telling you about the best wicketkeeper in the world. We have given you the list of the world’s best wicketkeepers below in this post. In which you can easily see which wicketkeeper is the best wicketkeeper in the world and he belongs to which country, you have been provided all information in the list.
- MS Dhoni
- Kumar Sangakkara
- Adam Gilchrist
- Brendon McCullum
- Mark Boucher
- Quinton de Kock
- Rishabh Pant
- Dinesh Karthik
- Wriddhiman Saha
- Parthiv Patel
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1. MS Dhoni
This is a very famous name especially across the Indians as all are aware of his extraordinary wicket-keeping skills. He has recently retired from the games of international cricket but still has a very good amount of fan following across the whole world. His ODI Batting Average Around 50.6 and his Strike Rate126. He is the Best Indian Cricketer & Wicket-keeper.
He is also termed as ‘captain cool’ because of his great strategic skills in planning an entire match. He has Greatest Wicket Keepers on the Indian team. He also has a great record in IPL too with after affecting 132 dismissals which include 94 catches and 28 stumpings.
2. Kumar Sangakkara
He is a Sri Lankan player and has the highest number of dismissals to date in the history of cricket. Sangakkara’s best return for dismissals in an innings is four, a feat he achieved on three occasions, twice in 2003 and once in 2011. He also holds the record for the most stumpings at the World Cup.
He had also been the captain of Sri Lanka for a number of years and has a moderately good record too. Sangakkara had taken 54 wickets across 36 innings behind the stumps at the World Cup, at an average of 1.5 dismissals per innings.
3. Adam Gilchrist
The list of best wicketkeepers of the world would have remained half done if the name of Gilchrist would not have been included. He is a former player of Australia with a pretty good amount of record in His wicket keeping. He has Greatest Wicket Keepers on the Australian team.
He had a record of 21 dismissals from just 10 innings in Australia’s World Cup-winning campaign in 2003 and is the best record for one edition of the tournament. The legendary Australian wicket-keeper played well in the IPL matches where he played for the Deccan Chargers and Kings XI Punjab resulting in 67 dismissals, which includes 51 catches and 16 stumpings.
4. Brendon McCullum
He was the former captain of New Zealand. The 2007 tournament against West Indies was his most fruitful attempt behind the stumps, claiming 14 victims in 10 innings. He also has a good record in IPL and usually plays for Kolkata Knight Riders.
In the past year, he had similar wicketkeeping records to that of MS Dhoni and both occupied the third position. Recently the trends have changed and MS Dhoni had got up to the top rank although McCullum has a good amount of fan base too.
5. Mark Boucher
He was a player in the South African team. This man has the highest number of dismissals in the history of test cricket. The former wicketkeeper ended his World Cup career with 31 scalps from 25 innings at an average of 1.240 dismissals per innings.
Boucher’s World Cup debut in 1999 saw him finish with 11 dismissals with his joint-best return alongside the 2003 edition. His best performance in an innings at the Cricket World Cup also came in his debut tournament, when he readily took four catches against Australia in the famously tied semi-final at Edgbaston.
6. Quinton de Kock
He is a player in the team of South Africa and along with good wicket-keeping skills, he also has a good batting score too. South Africa’s limited-overs captain has been hitting his straps in the IPL. He is a Wicketkeeper in Mumbai Indians.
His affected 36 dismissals which include 28 catches and 8 stumpings. He has the record of the fastest wicketkeeper in terms of matches (35) to take 150 test dismissal along with the fastest wicket-keeper, in terms of matches, to complete 200 dismissals in Tests (47) beating the previous record made by Gilchrist.
7. Rishabh Pant
He is a new player joining the Indian team having a good record in a very short span of time. He has been a consistent performer for Delhi Capitals and here he has 41 dismissals against his name and this includes 30 catches and 11 stumpings. His ODI Batting Average Around 26.7 and his Strike Rate 107.
It does wicketkeeping for Delhi Capitals. He broke MS Dhoni’s wicketkeeping record during the second Test. He has become the fastest Indian wicketkeeper to effect 50 dismissals in Test cricket, achieving the record in his 11th Test.
8. Dinesh Karthik
He mainly plays during the IPL matches and can be termed as a good wicket-keeper. He is the current captain of Kolkata Knight Riders and has played in all the IPL seasons and also has 131 dismissals to his name and this includes 101 catches and 30 stumpings.
9. Wriddhiman Saha
He is a player in the test cricket team of India. India’s Test wicket-keeper specialist has been effective even in the IPL. He has also Played Kings XI Punjab. He has 74 dismissals against his name which includes 55 catches and 19 stumpings.
He has been played with Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Present Time and has been kept as a reserve player for the tests because of the other young better performers in the team recently.
10. Parthiv Patel
He is one of the most underrated wicket keepers in Indian history but fairly has a good record. The diminutive wicket-keeper batsman had played for a number of sides in IPL and he has 82 dismissals to his name which includes 66 catches and 16 stumpings.
These were a list of best wicket-keepers of the world. The information may be variable in other sources due to dynamic stats across different sources across the web. Comment below to let us know your favorite wicketkeeper. Hope this article is successful in providing basic information.
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