Top 10 Best Wicketkeeper in the World 2021

When we watch cricket or think about cricket, we are limited only to the batsman and bowler who play an important role in our team. But in the midst of all this, we forget the important player of the team, the wicketkeeper. In a cricket match, the wicketkeeper is important as the batsman and the bowler, but the wicketkeeper stands behind the wicket, due to which he misses our sight.

Wicketkeeper being behind the wicket, he understands the contours of the batsman’s play and plays an important role for his team, but if the wicketkeeper is the team’s captain, then his role increases even more. So today, in this article, we are going to tell you about the 10 greatest wicket-keepers who has earned a lot of names around the globe with his wicket keeping.

List of Top 10 Best Wicketkeeper in the World 2021

No Player  Country Total Dismissals(Test, ODI&T20)
1 Mark Boucher South Africa 979
2 Adam Gilchrist Australia 888
3 Mahendra Singh Dhoni India 738
4 Kumar Sangakkara  Sri Lanka  645
5 Ian Healy Australia 628
6 Rod Marsh  Australia 479
7 Jeff Dujon  West Indies 474
8 Brad Haddin Australia 451
9 Moin Khan  Pakistan 434
10 Brendon McCullum New Zealand 420

#1. Mark Boucher 

Former Australia cricketer Mark Boucher comes first in the Best Wicketkeeper in the World list. Mark Boucher is currently African cricket coach of South Africa team and is considered one of the best wicket keepers in the world. Mark Boucher was born 3 December 1976 on 3 December 1976 (age 44) in East London, Eastern Cape.

Mark Boucher was also the right-handed batsman of the South Africa National cricket team, and He made his international debut in 1997 against Pakistan. Mark Boucher holds the record for most Test dismissals. He has made 555 Test dismissals in his international career, out of which 532 catches and 23 stumpings have been made.

  1. Adam Gilchrist

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Adam Gilchrist is also considered the most successful captain of the Australian cricket team. Adam Gilchrist has also been the captain of the Australia national team. He was born on 14 November 1971 in Bellingen, New South Wales, Australia, and he started his international cricket career on 25 October 1996 against South Africa. His name is still taken in the history of cricket as the world’s most outstanding wicketkeeper.

Adam Gilchrist holds the world record for most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in White-ball cricket ( ODI ). He has played 96 matches in his international test career in which he has taken 379 catches and 37 stumps. Talking about his ODI career, he has played 287 ODI games in which he has taken 417 catches and 55 stumpings.

  1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni

At present, the whole world knows Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the former captain of the Indian team, because he has made a different identity in cricket with his captaincy and wicketkeeping. Indian wicket-keeper batsman Dhoni was born on 7 July 1981 (age 39) in Ranchi, Jharkhand. He made his international debut on 2 December 2005 against Sri Lanka.

Indian wicket-keeper batsman Dhoni is the only Indian captain to have three ICC trophies to his name. In 2018, Mahendra Singh Dhoni made a record by stumping West Indies player Keemo Paul in 0.08 seconds in a match against West Indies. Mahendra Singh Dhoni holds the record for most dismissals in ODIs. Dhoni has a dismissals-per-innings rate of 1.286.

  1. Kumar Sangakkara

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Kumar Sangakkara is considered the explosive batsman of the Sri Lankan National team, and he has also proved this in the World Cup. Kumar Sangakkara scored four consecutive centuries in the 2015 World Cup. He is the first batsman in cricket history to have scored four consecutive centuries in the World Cup One Day International. Kumar Sangakkara plays his role as a wicket-keeper batsman for the Sri Lankan team.

Kumar Sangakkara made his international debut on 5 July 2000 against Pakistan. Kumar Sangakkara is the only wicket-keeper batsman who has scored 10000 runs in the first ODI. Sangakkara has played 134 Test matches, 404 One Day Internationals, and 50 T20 matches. He has taken 182 catches and 20 stumpings in his Test career, while in ODIs, he has taken 402 catches and 99 stumps, the same thing about 20, he has taken 25 catches out and 20 stumps out in T20.

  1. Ian Healy

Very few people know Ian Healy because he has been the best wicket-keeper when cricket was not in progress. Ian Healy was born on 30 April 1964 (age 57) in Brisbane, Queensland. Ian Healy used to play his role as a right-handed wicket-keeper batsman for the Australian team.

Ian Healy’s full name is Ian Andrew Healy. He made his international debut on 15 September 1988 against Pakistan. He has played a total of 119 test matches and 168 ODI matches in his international career. He made 366 catches and 29 stumpings in his international Test wicket-keeper career while 194 catches and 29 ton pouts in ODIs.

People also ask

Who is the No 1 wicket keeper in the world?

Currently, Mark Boucher is the world’s number one wicketkeeper in all three formats of the Game of cricket. Mark Boucher is currently the coach of the South Africa team and is considered one of the best wicket keepers in the world. Mark Boucher was born 3 December 1976 on 3 December 1976 (age 44) in East London, Eastern Cape. He has made 555 dismissals in tests international career, out of which 532 catches and 23 stumpings have been made.

Who is the best wicketkeeper in the world in 2021?

  • Mark Boucher
  • Adam Gilchrist
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni
  • Kumar Sangakkara
  • Ian Healy
  • Rod Marsh
  • Jeff Dujon
  • Brad Haddin
  • Moin Khan 
  • Brendon McCullum

Who is India’s wicket keeper 2021?

After retiring former Indian team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the new young player of the Indian team, KL Rahul, is being considered India’s number one wicketkeeper. KL Rahul is Top-Order batsman for the Indian team and plays the role of wicketkeeping. KL Rahul plays for Kings XI Punjab in IPL and also does wicketkeeping for the team. 

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