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The Best Wicketkeeper Batsmen of all times
- Updated: January 2, 2015
Crickets toughest position is behind the stumps. Yes you are right wicketkeeping is one of the toughest job in cricket.Over the years we have seen some of the great wicket keepers of our time. Some were excellent batsmen too. Here is the List of Some of the legends of the game. List runs down the best wicket keeper batsmen of all time.
(1) Rod Marsh played for Australia and his domestic side for almost 15 years. He saw some of the greats in his career played against them. A prolific batsman with great wicketkeeping abilities marsh was behind the stumps for Australia for almost 15 years. He collected 355 dismissals all his career which was a record and score three test centuries in his career. After retiring he coached the likes of Glen Mcgrath and Ponting in the national academy. Later on becoming a coach and selector of English team which won 2005 ashes Series.
(2) Adam Gilchrist another Australian wicketkeeper nick named Gili or churchi by his team mates. Gili made his debut in 1996 and his test debut in 1999. Gili played almost 100 tests and 300 One day matches. Adam gilchrist has a great batting record too scoring 17 Test and 16 ODI’s centuries. He retired in 2008 and was the greatest in his time.
(3) Ian Healy another Australian with a fantastic record with bat and ball. Healy was Gilchrist ideal having made his debut in 1988 aganist Pakistan he never looked back had a great batting average and great glove work.
(4) MS Dhoni is considered one of the best batsman and wicketkeeper and obviously the best captain ever in experts opnion. Recently retired from test cricket Dhoni is the greatest indian wicktkeeper having won the the worldcup in his home.
(5) Brendan McCullum is the backbone of NewZealand these days. The best wicketkkeeper after Adam Parore. Brendan is lethal with his bat and is the great opening wicketkeeper batsman ever.
(6) Rashi Latif is the best Pakistani Wicket keeper ever. Having played at the time of Waqar and Wasim. Rashid was also great down the order with bat. Played some great winning knocks for his team. He coaches kids these days in karachi.
(7) Mark Boucher sadly retired early because of his eye injury was the best in the game having played for South african side. He was instrumental player for his side. Great batsman and wicketkeeper.
(8) Andrew Flower the left handed opening batsman and sometimes one down batsman was the best wicketkeeper Zimbabwe has ever produced. Flower coaches England these days
(9) Alec Stewart made his debut in 1990 and never looked backed. Opened for England in ODI’s stewart was the best English player ever during his time. Great Captain, Batsman, wicketkeeper.