A wicket-keeper-batsman or wicket-keeper-batter is a type of player in cricket who fields primarily as a wicket-keeper and is particularly adept as a batsman. Traditionally, wicket-keepers were chosen in international Test sides primarily because of their wicket-keeping abilities. Wicket-keeping is regarded as the most strenuous fielding position, due not only to its physical demands but also its mental and psychological ones, and teams would therefore choose wicket-keepers based first on ...
A wicket-keeper, in Cricket, is the player who stands behind the wicket at the striker’s end. He is the only player from the fielding side to wear gloves. His role is to catch the ball when missed by the batsman, or when thrown towards him. He is important to affect catching, stumping, and run-out dismissals.
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He was a proper wicket-keeper batsman and scored tons of runs for Srilanka. He has an average of more than 55 in test cricket which is a rare sight despite playing more than 130 matches for Srilanka. Sangakkara was a middle-order batsman unlike most of the wicket-keepers who usually bats down the order.
The wicket-keeper in the sport of cricket is the player on the fielding side who stands behind the wicket or stumps being watchful of the batsman and ready to take a catch, stump the batsman out and run out a batsman when occasion arises. The wicket-keeper is the only member of the fielding side permitted to wear gloves and external leg guards. The role of the keeper is governed by Law 27 of the Laws of Cricket. Adam Gilchrist of Australia standing up to the stumps against England during the fou
Clyde Walcott of West Indies and Dennis Lindsay of South Africa are the other notable names. Both average 40 in 15 Tests each as wicket-keeper. After going through all the analysis and if I have to pick my greatest wicket-keeper batsman to ever play the game from some of the greats, it has to be Andy Flower.
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Alec Stewart was a stylish batsman who liked to dominate bowling attacks in ODI cricket. In 162 ODI innings, the former English wicket-keeper batsman scored 4677 runs at an average of 31.6 and a ...
Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) wicket-keeper batter Dinesh Karthik has been fined for breaching the Indian Premier League's (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team's Qualifier 2 against Delhi Capitals at Sharjah on Wednesday. "Karthik admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.2 of the IPL's Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction.
Azhar felt Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the greatest wicket keeper batsman and world number one captain. On the recent Indian fielding where they dropped a few catches, Azhar replied: “They need to practise more catches. At least a hundred catches in a day….’’. Now you can get handpicked stories from Telangana Today on Telegram everyday.