The game of Cricket has witnessed many wicket-keepers who have left an indelible mark on the game. We have compiled a list of the Top 10 Wicket Keepers in the world which lists all the greats of the game from past to present.
Here is a list of the top 10 greatest wicket keepers in the game of Cricket.
In the 10th position of the greatest wicket keepers in Cricket, we have Denesh Ramdin who played for the West Indies during 2005-2019. In a career span of 15 years, he played 284 International matches representing West Indies and has grabbed 483 dismissals which is the highest by a West Indies Wicketkeeper and places him second in the list of best wicket keepers in West Indies only behind the great Jeff Dujon.
Quinton De-Cock is one of the greatest wicket keepers in modern-day Cricket and a very good attacking opener who plays for South Africa in T20s and ODI’s. De-Cock announced retirement from Test Cricket in 2021 to focus more on white ball cricket and his family.
As of this day, De-Cock has played 255 International matches and was instrumental in 511 dismissals.
Jeff Dujon is widely regarded as the best wicket-keeper of West Indies Cricket. Dujon played during the period when the famed West Indian pace battery was operating. He has accounted for 474 dismissals in his career.
Brad Haddin was one of the best Australian wicket keepers with the likes of Rodney Marsh, Adam Gilchrist and Ian Healy.
He played as a replacement for Adam Gilchrist during his initial days in International Cricket. His career spanned 14 years in which he played 226 international matches and accounted for 474 dismissals.
Rod Marsh was one of the most prominent wicket-keepers of the game during the 70’s and 80’s. He has played 96 tests and 92 ODI’s for Australia. He accounted for 479 dismissals in 188 International appearances which is might impressive.
Coming on the 5th of the all-time great list is Ian Healy who played for the Australia team during a career spanning 11 years. He is regarded as one of the best pure wicket-keepers of the game and is the first wicketkeeper to have 600 dismissals to his credit. What was great about his achievement is that Healy did it in less than 300 matches.
Kumar Sangakkara was a dashing left-hand batsman and wicket-keeper of Sri Lanka, together with Mahela Jayawardene was instrumental in the rise of Sri Lanka as a batting powerhouse.
MS Dhoni is one of the greatest cricketers ever to have played the game, he is a successful captain and is the only captain who has won three ICC tournaments. Apart from that, he was regarded as one of the best finishers in the world.
He holds the record for fastest stamping which was done in 0.08 seconds.
Mark Boucher has the highest number of dismissals to his record which is the most by any wicketkeeper in the history of the game. Boucher has accomplished 998 dismissals in his career while playing 467 international matches.
Topping the list is Adam Gilchrist who is considered as the best wicketkeeper in the game of cricket till date, due to his astounding record. Gilchrist was not only safe as a house behind wickets, he was also explosive at the top of the order in ODI’s and provided the much-needed stability in the lower order of the Australian Test Team.
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