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| On Jan 5, 2022 4:35 PM IST

Best Wicket Keeper in the World

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Best Wicket Keeper in the World – Wicketkeepers play a crucial role for team. From behind the stumps, they guide bowlers and help in executing bowling strategies. They have additional responsibility of taking DRS calls these days.

Best wicket keeper in the world

Over the years game of cricket has witnessed many great wicketkeeper batters, who’ve done wonders behind the stumps.

Let’s look at Best wicket keeper in the world

Player Team Matches Dismissals
Mark Boucher South Africa 467 998
Adam Gilchrist Australia 396 905
MS Dhoni India 538 829
Kumara Sangakkara Sri Lanka 594 678
Ian Healy Australia 287 628

1. Mark Boucher – 998 dismissals 

Mark Boucher tops the list of best wicket keeper in the world. The right-hander arguably has been one of the best gloveman to have graced the game of cricket. Currently the head coach of South African cricket team, Boucher made impact for his team every time he stepped on the field. He played 467 international matches and in those he scalped record 998 dismissals, which makes him the best wicket keeper in the world.

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2. Adam Gilchrist – 905 dismissals 

Arguable one of the best wicketkeeper in cricketing history, who only believed in decimating bowling line ups, Adam Gilchrist is next on the list of Best wicket keeper in the world.  Not only with bat, but the southpaw made a huge difference for his team behind the stumps. Overall in 396 international matches, the left-hander recorded 905 dismissals.

3. MS Dhoni – 829 dismissals 

India’s most successful skipper in all formats of the game, MS Dhoni is third on the list of Best wicket keeper in the world. He led Team India to some famous victories and under his tenure team won all the major ICC Trophies. The right-hander scored truckloads of runs for his country and was also no mug with behind the stumps. Initially being under scrutiny for his wicketkeeping to one of the best keepers in the world, Dhoni made a name for himself. In 538 internationals matches, he had 829 dismissals to his name.

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4. Kumar Sangakkara – 678 dismissals 

Former Sri Lanka wicketkeeper batter Kumar Sangakkara’s name in the list of Best wicket keeper in the world won’t surprise you as his records with gloves behind the stumps define his mettle. During his time he was one of the mainstays for Sri Lanka in their batting and often bailed his team out of the trouble with his bat, leadership skills and keeping. He in 594 matches, recored 678 dismissals and finds himself fourth on the list of Best wicket keeper in the world.

5. Ian Healey – 628 dismissals 

Not many might have heard the name of Ian Healey. But Australian wicketkeeper batter was a prodigy with gloves behind the stumps. Although his numbers with the bat were not that impressing just like his counterpart in the list, but his record behind the stumps have attained him the fifth position on the list of of Best wicket keeper in the world. In overall of 287 matches, the wicketkeeper recorded 628 dismissals.

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