Top 10 greatest wicket keepers ever in cricket history
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1. Adam Gilchrist (Australia): He is the former Australian wicket keeper and an opening batsman who has represented Australia in 96 test matches and 287 one day internationals. He has started his career in the year against and retired from international cricket in the year 2008. In his entire career he has taken 800 catches behind the wicket and made 92 stumping.
2. Ian Healy (Australia): He is another former Australian wicket keeper and a top batsman who has played 119 test matches and 168 one day internationals for Australia. He was the top most wicket keeper in the world during his time with total 628 victims behind the wicket
3. Mark Boucher (South Africa): He is a 36 year old South African wicket keeper batsman who has just retired from international cricket after following an injury in his eye while playing a practice match for South Africa in England. In his 15 years of international career he has taken 926 catches and involved in 45 stumping.
4. Alec Stewart (England): He was one of the most successful wicket keeper for England and represented the country in 133 test matches and 170 one day internationals. He was also involved in 451 dismissals during his cricketing career from 1990 to 2003. He has also scored 13146 runs for his team in his career.
5. Rodney Marsh (Australia): He is a popular and fun loving wicket keeper from Australia. He was ranked as the top wicket keepers during the season 1970 to 1983 in the international cricket. In his entire career he has been actively involved in the 355 dismissals behind the stumps
6. Jack Russel (England): He is the former English wicket keeper and batsman who has represented England in 54 test matches and one day internationals. He was known for his enduring skills behind the stumps and was one of the most successful wicket keepers during the era of 1990.
7. Jeff Dujon (West Indies): He has played 81 tests for the West Indies and made his test debut against Australia in 1981. He was one of the renown wicket keeper in international cricket, but also been the good reliable lower order batsman. He has scored 3265 runs in his test career and also involved in 265 catches and 5 stumping during his test career.
8. Godfrey Evans (England): He was a former English wicket keeper and played 91 test matched for England during the period 1946-1959. He was the only keeper in his own time achieving the mark of 100 dismissals with 1000 runs and 200 dismissals with 2000 runs. In 1951 he was also awarded as Wisden cricketer of the year.
9. Alan Knott (England): He has represented England during the period of 1967 and 1981 and was also awarded as the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1970. Alan Knott is more known for his for his habit of his unusual exercises in order to disturbing the batsmen during a match. His major strengths as a batsman were the sweep and the cut. Alan Knott was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame On 6 September 2009.
10. Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka): He is a former Sri Lankan skipper and a top wicket keeper batsman in the present time. He has represented Sri Lanka in test matches and one day internationals and involved in 492 dismissals behind the stumps. He has also scored 9872 runs in the test matches with 30 centuries for Sri Lanka.