- Wicket Keeper understands the game better than any player.
- Wicket-keeper with brilliant batting skills proves more reliable player.
Cricket is a sport of fine margins. In the fielding, Wicket keepers are the backbone for any team, as they are considered to have the most important position in the field of play. Brilliant Wicket Keeping can change the match within a second. Even Wicket Keeper understands the game better than any player. He has control overall fielding positions as well as gives important advice to his teammates.
If a wicket-keeper has brilliant batting skills than he proves a more reliable player for any team. Here are the World’s 5 most dangerous WK – Batsman of the modern era of cricket…
1. MS Dhoni (India)
‘Dhoniiiii finishes off in style. A magnificent strike into the crowd. India lifts the World Cup after 28 years. The party’s started in the dressing room. And it’s an Indian captain, who’s been magnificent, in the night of the final.’
Mahendra Singh Dhoni WK – Batsman who captained the Indian national team in limited-overs formats from 2007 to 2016 and in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014. He is the only captain in the history of Cricket to win all ICC trophies. Under his captaincy, India won the ICC World T-20 2007, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, and the ICC Champions Trophy 2013.
He regarded as one of the best wicket-keepers and captains in modern international cricket. He scored more than 10,000 ODIs run for Team India, Dhoni considered as the best finisher of the game in limited-overs cricket.
2. Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)
Kumar Sangakkara, an elegant stroke player, a reliable wicket-keeper. He served the Sri Lankan cricket for almost 15 years. After playing close to 500 international games for Sri Lanka, the all-time great cricketer played his final game in 2015. He considered one of the greatest batsman of world cricket.
He is one of the few batsmen in the world cricket who scored 10,000-plus runs in both Tests and ODIs. Sanga scored 28,016 runs in international cricket across all formats.
He captained team Sri Lanka from 2009 to 2011. He lead the team to the final of the 2011 ODI world cup. In the final Sri Lanka face defeat by India, and he stepped down from captaincy.
3. Adam Gilchrist (Australia)
Adam Gilchrist was an attacking left-handed batsman and record-breaking wicket-keeper. The role of a wicket-keeper batsman changed with the arrival of Adam Gilchrist who shows that the wicket-keeper in a team for not only to keep wickets but also can play a vital role in the batting lineup.
A dashing batsman who could destroy any bowler and a terrific keeper against both pace and spin bowling. He was the first cricketer to hit 100 sixes in Tests. Gilchrist holds a unique record of scoring at least 50 runs in successive ODIs World Cup finals (1999, 2003 and 2007).
Adam scored more than 15,000 international runs. He was considered one of the most dangerous batsmen in the cricket world because of his aggressive batting style.
4. Mark Boucher (South Africa)
Mark Verdon Boucher is a former South African cricketer. Boucher is regarded as one of the best wicket-keeper batsmen of all time.
He holds a record of the most dismissals by a wicket-keeper in the test cricket, with 532 catches and 555 total dismissals.
He had been a regular member of the South African team since the 1997/1998 to until he retired from international cricket in July 2012. With 3 World Cup appearances, 147 Test matches and 295 ODIs, Boucher played a vital role in South Africa’s journey to becoming one of the best Test teams of all time.
5. Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh)
This name may be a surprise for many cricket fans, but he strongly deserves a place in the list of World’s 5 most dangerous WK – Batsman.
Mushfiqur Rahim is a cricketer and the former captain of the Bangladesh cricket team. In 2019, he was ranked as one of the world’s most famous athletes by ESPN. He is one of the most successful batsmen in Bangladesh cricket.
Rahim is only a Bangladeshi wicket-keeper who has more than 100 dismissals in tests. He scored more than 11,000 international runs for Bangladesh cricket team.