Wicketkeepers have always played a crucial role in the game of cricket. They not only save runs , or get batter out but also guide the bowlers . They are also known as ‘slip coordinator ‘. They also help captain to set the field. In this article, we’ll look at top 5 greatest wicketkeepers in the world.
On number five in the list of greatest wicketkeepers in the world, is Ian Healy from Australia. He was the greatest wicket-keeper in his era. He became the first wicket-keeper to effect more than 600 dismissals. He achieved this milestone in less than 300 matches. He has played 287 matches and has 628 dismissals to his name.
Kumar Sangakara was the absolute legend of the game. He is among the most run scorers in the world. Not only a great batsman but also he was a great wicket-keeper. He has played 594 games ,which is most by any wicket-keeper in the world. He has effected 678 dismissals in his carrer. He is on fourth spot on the list of greatest wicketkeepers in the world.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is remembered differently to different people. Some fans remember him as the only captain to win all ICC Trophies and some as an explosive finisher but one thing everyone can agree on is that he is without a doubt that he is one of the greatest wicketkeepers in the world and the greatest ever the nation has produced . He has done miracles behind the stumps and changed the course of the match with his brilliant glove work. He has played 538 matches and has 829 dismissals to his name . He is on number three on the of greatest wicketkeepers in the world.
Former Australian captain Adam Gilchrist was a wicketkeeper-batsman. He was a left-handed batsman for Australia from 1996 till 2008. The remarkable career of Gilchrist makes him one of the greatest wicketkeepers with 905 dismissals. Cricket Australia inducted him into its Hall of Fame in the year 2012, and the International Cricket Council in 2014. He was not only the great keeper but also a dangerous batter. He was explosive at the top for Australia. He won the Wisden Cricketer of the Year award in 2002. He stands on second position in the list of greatest wicketkeepers in the world.
Topping this charts and he has been regarded as the Greatest Wicket-keeper in the world , the South African legend, Mark Boucher.He played 467 matches in his career and had 998 dismissals to his tally, only 2 short of a thousand dismissals. He contribution as a wicket-keeper was irreplaceable and was phenomenal behind the stumps. He will always be an inspiration for all tge youngsters.