Who do you view as the greatest wicket keeper ever? Interested in thoughts as a keeper only and not batting prowess.
Why is it that most of the time only one person keeps during the entire 50 overs of an ODI innings or 90 overs of a day of a test innings even when the team has multiple capable keepers?
For example, let's say Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow are in the playing 11 of an ODI or test match. In the ODI innings when England are bowling, wouldn't it make sense for Buttler and Bairstow to share the keeping duties between them, so as to relieve the other one. (For example, Buttler keeps for 30 overs and Bairstow keeps for 20 overs). Similarly even in a single day of a test match, when England are bowling, wouldn't it make sense for Buttler and Bairstow to each keep for a certain fraction of the 90 overs instead of one of them keeping for the whole day?
This doesn't have to be done in T20s because 20 overs is not that long.
I have occasionally seen keepers being changed during the innings, but it's quite uncommon even when the team has two or more capable keepers.
What are the pros and cons of my idea ?
Hi guys, Last Sunday while I was batting on 87 and got out in a weird way. As the bowler was balling the keeper had “accidentally” hit the bails just as the bowler was bowling. I hit the ball straight down the leg and tried for 2. On my way back the keeper run me out (he picked the stumps and ball tgt) and the umpire agreed it was out. I’ve tried searching up rules on these but couldn’t find any. Can anyone help me explain. I was on my way to my 4th 100. Disappointed. Should it have been a no-ball = free hit?
This is a fascinating trend to notice that wicket keepers are increasingly becoming one of the most reliable batsman of the team...... well there is no doubt that after Gilly the whole dynamics of wicket keeper batsman have changed......keepers now have to perform with the bat as well but what amazes me is that most teams have wicket keepers that overshadows even the designated batsman especially in test who have one job which is to bat here is a look;
Quinton de kock: well there is no doubt that he is sa most reliable batsman after Elgar(some even believe he no 1) overtaking 3 4 and 5 batsman
Mohammad Rizwan: he has grown leaps and bounds in the past year and is pak most trusted batsman after babar azam ( or some might argue after Fawad aalam)
Rishab pant: well after the Gabba heroics some even started calling him india best test batsman at present (virat poor run also contributed though) though I would still put him behind kohli but he has shown more consistency than pujara rahane gill/Shaw and Rohit(in overseas condition)
Niroshan dickwella : even though he is yet to get a century in test (he has around 20 50's) he is still among the most consistent batsman of sl maybe after Karunaratne
Mushfiqur Rahim: the experienced guy has been doing the job for ban for a long time
Jos Buttler: most people favourite batsman to watch in limited overs is getting better and better in test and is easily eng best bat in test after root and stokes( yes even ahead of burns imo)
Bj Watling: though nz still has many quality batsman but I believe he was the crisis man of nz scoring runs when it mattered (let's see how blundell does the job now) I think only austrlia and wi do not have a batsman that is among the most reliable batsman What do you all think??
Can’t remember the last time a wk wore short sleeves
Of the top of my head, I can think of a few examples: Matthew Wade, Niroshan Dickwella, Quinton de Kock, Mohammed Rizwan, Jos Buttler. Even someone like KL Rahul could be included. Is there a reason for this?
I have a few armchair theories but would love to hear what you guys think.
I’ve started wicket keeping the season before last so I’m pretty inexperienced. In the nets I stand up to everyone (because there’s no room to stand back) but in a match I stand back to the seam-up bowlers. Obviously I’ll stand up to the spinners. But yesterday the carry was just so inconsistent. In one over stood back to the opener I took one ball on the second bounce, then one by my throat. Made the decision to stand up to everyone and it was so much easier.
I think there’s probably a “no mans land” area where standing back, but too close, you just can’t react fast enough to take a catch.
I see more experienced keepers also standing up to medium pace bowlers. What factors should I use to make this decision?
He is quite young but his test average almost touches 40 and his one day average is around 45 with an amazing 15 centuries in just 121 matches. That's like a century every 8 matches. I think its undesputable in test matches but would you rather have in your teams when it comes to limited overs. De kock, buttler, rahul or pooran?
Ignore everything else, based entirely on their keeping, who is the best? And that’s across the men’s and women’s game.
Adam Gilchrist said a few years back Sarah Taylor was the best keeper in the world in both Men’s and Women’s cricket but she’s retired now so who takes up the mantle?
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