Wicket-Keeping position is a very tiring, hard-working position which requires concentration all the time. Wicket Keepers have to catch fast balls of 90 miles per hour, or some crazy swings or spins and they just cannot make a mistake, they need to be alert for every ball, every run as they can get run out opportunities. Fielders can take a nap especially if opposition is playing bad but wicket keeper has to be on the go everytime in a cricket match. There have been some of the best wicketkeepers who had skills, work hard and were great sportsman.. but these 5 stand out to be the best wicketkeepers of the modern era.
Adam Gilchrist – Australia
Former Australian wicket keeper batsman and one of the greatest players to ever play the game, when you talk about Gilchrist you know he was a superstar opening batsman, a world class keeper, a great leader and a true sportsman. 2 time World Cup winner has combined Test and ODI 800 catches caught and 92 stumpings to his name.
Mark Boucher – South Africa
He is one of the best wicketkeepers of all time, he has record of highest dismissals in test cricket. A true wicketkeeper, who used to bat down the order at 6-7 position, He has over 900 hundred dismissals in his ODI and test career.
Alec Stewart – England
Former England wicketkeeper Alec Stewart was a classy batsman and a great wicket keeper. He has had over 450 dismissals in his career . When a player can play at the top level even at age of 40 you know that player is a quality.
Kumar Sangakkara – Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan wicket keeper, batsman, captain, he has been an important player in Sri Lanka’s cricketing success. He is not only a quality, classy batsman but also a very good keeper. A great player on and off the pitch, he has to be in this list.
M S Dhoni – India
He is regarded as the best captain India ever had, he has also been a world class wicket keeper from a long period of time, winning ICC World Cup, T20 World Cup being a great leader. His explosive batting is not shy of any bowler and he has been a match winner. Dhoni deserves to be in this list. He is probably the best wicket keeper in the world right now.
– Jainam Jhaveri