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Top 10 Greatest Wicket-Keeper Batsmen of All Time.

Top 10 Greatest Wicket-Keeper Batsmen of All Time.

“Greatest Wicket-Keeper Batsmen” Modern day cricket has redefined the role of a wicket-keeper. An Inclusion into the Team as a Wicket-keeper is much difficult now. Wicket-Keeper Have to perform the Dual Role for His Team, Behind the Stumps and Front of Stumps. Here is the List of Top 10 Greatest Wicket-Keeper Batsmen of All Time. Who Are Superb especially Front of Stumps. Very Tough List For Me, Because There is Many Many Candidates Around the World. Lets Start.

1. Kumar Sangakara

Greatest Wicket-Keeper BatsmenSangakkara is described as one of the “most polished and prudent of batsmen” in cricket. Currently Kumar Sangakkara is placed at number 2 in ICC test rankings. With 8 double centuries, he is the third in the list of Test double century-makers, behind Donald Bradman (12) and Brian Lara (9). He is also the first cricketer ever to score 150+ scores in four consecutive Test matches. As the wicket keeper, he has contributed to the 3rd highest number of dismissals in ODIs—382. It includes 81 stumpings, which is the highest for a wicket keeper in one-day international cricket. in 2011he was named the ODI Cricketer of the Year at the ICC awards ceremony. In 2012, he was honored as one of the top-five Wisden Cricketers of the Year.

Kumar Sangakara Career Statistics in All Three Formates

MatRunsHSAveSR10050CtSt 
Tests1171048628756.9853.97334216920
ODIs3511163216939.6976.29167734684
T20Is4310807830.00120.94062017

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2. Ab Devilliars

Greatest Wicket-Keeper BatsmenStylish South African Wicket-Keeper batsmen is 2nd in the List of “Greatest Wicket-Keeper batsmen”. Devilliars was occasional wicket-keeper for South Africa Until 2012 After the retirement of their regular Keeper “Mark Boucher” started to regularly keep wicket for the national side in Tests, ODIs and T20s. Ab Devilliars Topped the ICC Batting Ranking for several Times, Currently He is No1 Ranked ODI Batsmen.

Ab DevilliarsCareer Statistics in All Three Formates

MatRunsHSAveSR10050CtSt 
Tests856364278*50.5054.6616321422
ODIs145571514649.2693.3014331223
T20s4581879*22.72122.0804426

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3. Adam Gilchrist

Greatest Wicket-Keeper BatsmenOne of the Most (if not most) Destructive Batsmen World of Cricket Ever Seen. Only Player Who Hits 100 Sixes In Test Career. Record Holder For 2nd Fastest Century. Gilly Also holds the unique record of scoring at least 50 runs in successive World Cup finals (in 1999, 2003 and 2007)

Adam Gilchrist Career Statistics in All Three Formats

MatRunsHSAveSR10050CtSt 
Tests965570204*47.6081.95172637937
ODIs287961917235.8996.94165541755
T20Is132724822.66141.6600170

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4. MS Dhoni

Greatest Wicket-Keeper BatsmenThe First Indian player to Receive ICC ODI Player of the Year award for Two Successive Years (2008, 2009). Dhoni is The Most Destructive Batsmen in Indian Team, named as the Best Finisher in Cricket History after M Bevan. His Career Statistics Will Tell the Whole Story.

MS Dhoni Career Statistics in All Three Formats

MatRunsHSAveSR10050CtSt 
Tests77420922439.7060.0462821236
ODIs2267358183*51.4588.1784821275
T20Is4274848*31.16114.9000218

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5. Andrew Flower

Greatest Wicket-Keeper BatsmenSouth African born Great Zimbabwean Wicket-Keeper Batsmen, The Only Player From His Country in ICC’s Top 100 All-time Test Batting rankings. Flower was so phenomenally consistent that he has no rival as the best player in Zimbabwe’s history. he Make His place at No.5 in Our List.

Andrew Flower Career Statistics in All Three Formats

MatRunsHSAveSR10050CtSt 
Tests634794232*51.5445.0712271519
ODIs213678614535.3474.5945514132
T20Is---------

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6. Alec Stevart

Greatest Wicket-Keeper BatsmenStylish Right handed English Player, Very Classy at Cover Drive and Pull Shot on His Day. Stevart Played 133 Test matches, Which is 2nd Highest Numbers of Matches for Any Wicket-Keeper Batsmen in History of the Game.

Alec Stevart Career Statistics in All Three Formats

MatRunsHSAveSR10050CtSt 
Tests133846319039.5448.66154526314
ODIs170467711631.6068.3642815915
T20Is---------

7. Mark Boucher

Greatest Wicket-Keeper BatsmenFrom the time he replaced Dave Richardson until his retirement, Boucher was South Africa’s first-choice wicket-keeper, and is widely regarded as one of the, if not the, greatest wicket-keepers South Africa has ever had. With The Bat, A Real Fighter Low Down The Order For South Africa.

Mark Boucher Career Statistics in All Three Formats

MatRunsHSAveSR10050CtSt 
Tests147551512530.3050.1153553223
ODIs2954686147*28.5784.7612640322
T20Is2526836*17.8697.4500181

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8. Brendon McCullum

Greatest Wicket-Keeper BatsmenCurrent Captain of New Zealand in all Three Forms of the International Game. Brendon McCullum can bruise bowling attacks like few other men in international cricket. Very Aggressive in His Approach, Leading Runs Scorer in T20 Format.

Brendon McCullum Career Statistics in All Three Formats

MatRunsHSAveSR10050CtSt 
Tests77445922535.3860.4162818211
ODIs218495216630.7589.9842524015
T20Is62188212335.50135.49211348

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9. Mat Prior

Greatest Wicket-Keeper BatsmenFirst Ever England Wicket-keeper to Score a Century on Debut With an unbeaten 126 at Lord’s. Dashing Lower Order Test Batsmen in Test, and his Aggressive Right-Handed Batting Enables him to Open the Innings in ODI Matches.

Mat Prior Career Statistics in All Three Formats

MatRunsHSAveSR10050CtSt 
Tests693719131*43.2462.8672619713
ODIs6812828724.1876.7603718
T20Is101273221.16127.000063

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10. Kamran Akmal

Greatest Wicket-Keeper BatsmenKamran Akmal is a Very Talented Wicket-Keeper Batsmen For Pakistan. With Quick-Scoring Ability He Could Change the Game Any Time Against Any Team. his 109 From the Number Eight Position at Mohali, was The Very Vital Innings From Pakistan Prospective.

Kamran Akmal Career Statistics in All Three Formats

MatRunsHSAveSR10050CtSt 
Tests532648158*30.7963.1061218422
ODIs154316812426.1883.8351015631
T20Is508497321.76123.22052430

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  • Magnum Clore

    Dhoni is the no.1 keeper in One day format and Gilchrist is the No.1 in Test cricket, Sangakarra will come 2nd in both things.

    • http://sporteology.com/ Khabir Uddin Mughal

      Have You Checked the Record Book or this is a just your Favoritism ?

      • Magnum Clore

        Its not my favoritism , its a well known fact, how many matches did Gilchrist win for Australia? and how many matches did Sangakarra win for Sri Lanka in Test?

        Coming back to One Day, Dhoni’s record speaks for itself, he has a 100 + average on chasing matches, how many match winning knocks he has played? Dhoni’s impact to the shorter version of the game is simply un-paralled.

        Finally Sangakarra didn’t play all matches as Keeper batsman, in both version he has been replaced by another player as Keeper several times, which actually meant Sanga’s wicket keeping ability suffered by dual role, which is not the case with Dhoni or Gilchrist, while India had exceptional keeper batsman on domestic circuit of late like Dinesh Karthik, Parthiv Patel, Deep Das Gupta, W Saha, N Ojha, none got a chance got of Dhoni’s super heroics performance as a 3 in 1 in the team.

        One cannot just go by stats to compile this list, you have to see other factors like the impact they left on the game, but even by stats and record books Brendon McCullan will never feature in top 10 Wicket Keeper batsman list, he is highly consistent in both aspect, how can you miss players like Ian Healy, Nayan Mongia etc,.. is beyond my imagination.

        Go through other good reports of top 10 wicket keeper batsman and you will find most rate Adam Gilchrist as the No.1

        You need to do more research before compiling reports like this.

        • http://sporteology.com/ Khabir Uddin Mughal

          Hmmmmm, good point, firs of all this is my own list, and i have made this for those who are equally greats in all formats. dhoni is great in shorter formats, like ODI, T2o and Sanga’s records in all format is brilliant. AB’s Choice Was not Great I Know.

  • Mopples

    I think you have the right players, if not in the right order. Gilly, Dhoni and Boucher are the top 3 for me. It’s tough balancing out the two disciplines though, so I wouldn’t call your picks bad, just not how I rate them.

    I do question Akmal in there as at times he can be an atrocious keeper. Also, taking all 3 forms of the game into account I would be hesitant about including Prior, but given that they have at least played all 3 forms it’s certainly not unreasonable they are included in the top 10.

    • http://sporteology.com/ Khabir Uddin Mughal

      this is about their keeping+batting, akmal’s batting got him in the list otherwise mr Akmal is not a good keeper so far.

  • pragu

    this rating is not fair because sangakkara ,ab and gilly are basically good batsman and bat at no3,3 and 1 spot.so actually you should rate player like dhoni ,boucher,brendon mccullum at top spot.because they are really meant for keeping wicket and usually bats at lower order for ex dhoni bats at no 7 or 8 basically ab de villiers is a part time keeper and sanga too.

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  • Historian

    Article should be titled “Best keeper/batsmen since 1990″. Alan Knott, Denis Lindsay and possibly Les Ames were as good as any than any of those listed. But I doubt that the author has even heard of them

    • http://sporteology.com/ Khabir Uddin Mughal

      you said that rightly so….. the title should b like you said…

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  • Gopal

    Sanga deserves it One of the greatest batsmen of all time